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2008-08-09 09:00:29

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [Kim Jong Il's last reported public appearance was his visit to Hamju pig and goat farms as cited in the first and second referent items; KCNA headline: "DPRK's KCNA: Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] Gives Field Guidance to Nursery Shop"; Korea Programme KCI] Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) - Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field...

2008-07-28 03:00:33

I read with disbelief that our school officials and the general public are unaware how to improve our high-school dropout rate. Somehow, they have forgotten that America is a highly competitive society. This means that our people are not rewarded for helping each other, but for doing better than their neighbors, peers and, of course, classmates. The grading system on a curve is definitive proof of success and failure on a comparative basis. As parents, we learned that the school's honor...

2008-07-26 12:00:39

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) - Women's union members' celebration of the Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War titled "July 27, the Day of Victory, Will Last Forever under the Guidance of the songun [military-first] Illustrious Commander of Mt. Paektu" was held at the plaza of the Monument to the Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War on Friday. Put on the stage were such colourful numbers as narration and...

2008-07-23 12:01:10

By Ray Sanchez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 23--GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba -- When Ricardo Gourrie Valle is not caring for patients at a rural clinic, he's toiling the land on his family's 35-acre farm. "I like medicine and being a doctor, but I make a better living on the family farm," said Gourrie, 43, a general practitioner who makes about $20 a month as a physician. "It's hard work but gratifying." Cuba last week unveiled a plan to boost food production by granting private farmers...

2008-07-21 12:01:18

North Korean officials are expressing regret over the shooting death of a South Korean tourist but aren't cooperating in an investigation, sources say. Unnamed South Korean civilians who met with North Korean officials returned to Seoul saying Pyongyang is worried that what it says was an accidental shooting will have far-reaching effects on its relations with the South, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Monday. Tourist Park Wang-ja, 53, was killed July 11 by a North Korean...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Hamhung, July 13 (KCNA) - The State Academy Beryozka Dancing Troupe of Russia Named after N.S. Nadezhdina on a visit to the DPRK gave its premiere at the Hamhung Grand Theatre in South Hamgyong Province on Sunday. The repertoire of the performance which raised its curtain with chorus "Song of General Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il]" included colourful numbers representing the Russian people's love for the country and...

2008-07-11 18:00:19

By Sam Wood FARMERS in one part of the country have warned the major supermarket chains not to expect them to "carry the can" in the current price war. After a price squeeze lasting nearly two decades, Yorkshire farmers have warned the big players that there are no more savings to be had at the farm gate. The latest available figures published on the Defra website show that over the last two decades the proportion of the retail price paid to primary producers has fallen by up to 37%....

2008-07-11 09:00:49

Chinese commodities fair opens in Hanoi HANOI, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The Second Chinese Commodities ( Vietnam) Fair opened in Hanoi here Thursday, with the participation of about 100 Chinese companies in different sectors. Typical products on show at the four-day fair include household electronic appliances, Chinese herbal medicine, machineries, garments and textiles. Chinese companies will take this opportunity to study the local investment environment and boost business cooperation...

2008-07-07 15:00:35

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d6a65e/vietnam_food_and_d) has announced the addition of the "Vietnam Food and Drink Report Q2 2008" report to their offering. Yet another flurry of activity in Vietnam's fledgling, but high-growth beer market has been witnessed this quarter with almost all of the industry's leading players announcing growth plans. In BMI's newly published Q208 Vietnam Food & Drink Report, we examine exactly what is drawing investors to...

2008-07-05 09:00:00

Text of report by state-run North Korean radio on 3 July [Carried as first out of ten items in 2100 gmt newscast; Kim Jong Il's last visit to Kanggye City was reported on 26 Jan 2008, as cited in fourth and fifth referent items; Kim Jong Il's last observed appearance was his field guidance in Hwap'yo'ng County, as cited in second and third referent items] The great leader of our party and our people Comrade Kim Jong Il - who is general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party [KWP] and...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'