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2008-10-05 09:00:07

North Korea's state news agency reported a public appearance by reclusive leader Kim Jong Il for the first time in nearly two months, an absence that prompted speculation he was seriously ill. Kim watched a university soccer game, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday. It did not say anything about his health condition. - The Associated Press his health The 66-year-old leader had not been seen in public since mid- August. U.S. and South Korean officials said last...

2008-10-04 12:00:03

Text of report by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Comrade Kim Jong Il Watches a Football Match by University Students on the Occasion of the 62d Founding Anniversary of Kim Il Sung University"] Great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence commission, watched a football game of university students on the occasion of the 62d founding anniversary of the Kim Il Sung University, which is the...

2008-10-01 06:00:38

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Music And Dance Performance Given"] Pyongyang, October 1 (KCNA) - A music and dance performance was given by artistes of the Ryanggang Provincial Art Troupe at the Taehongdan County Cultural Hall on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong-il's famous work "On Bringing about a Signal Turn in Potato Farming". It was appreciated by Choe Thae-bok, Choe Yong-rim, Kwak...

2008-09-13 09:00:16

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [Headline as provided by source.] Pyongyang, September 13 (KCNA) - The 11th Pyongyang International Film Festival will be held here from September 17 to 26 amid the expectation and concern of the world people and progressive movie persons. To be screened during the festival will be films contributed by at least 70 organizations from more than 40 countries and international organizations. The festival will involve a...

2008-09-07 09:00:09

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Celebrations Of 60th Birthday Of Dprk Go On"] Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) - Celebrations of the 60th birthday of the DPRK are going on in the DPRK. A celebration meeting of the youth and students and a national oratorical contest of members of the Korean Democratic Women's Union were held and an art performance given by the art group of the Central Committee of the Union of Agricultural Workers of...

2008-09-05 09:00:23

Film festival begins in DPRK to mark national day PYONGYANG, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- A 10-day film festival marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) kicked off Thursday, the official KCNA news agency reported. The opening ceremony was held at the Pyongyang International Cinema House. Dozens of documentaries and feature films singing the praises of leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are going to be screened across the country. (c)...

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...

2006-08-11 02:58:23

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The king of the summer movie box office is none other than North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, or at least that is what the communist state's official media has been saying this week. The biggest movie sensation of the season has been the film made under Kim's wise leadership called "Diary of a Student Girl," the North's KCNA news agency said. "(It) is screened before full houses in Pyongyang every day, evoking lively response from people of...

2005-10-11 02:41:29

By Jack Kim PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Koreans danced into the night to celebrate the ruling communist party's 60th birthday but there was no sign by Tuesday that leader Kim Jong-il had named a successor-in-waiting as some had speculated. Residents of the North Korean capital spent a relaxing second day of a three-day holiday, strolling the streets in colorful autumn clothes under banners celebrating the party anniversary. A smiling and applauding Kim made rare appearances at the...

2005-10-10 20:38:11

By Jack Kim PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Koreans danced into the night to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the communist party but there was no sign by Tuesday leader Kim Jong-il had named a successor-in-waiting as some had speculated. A smiling and applauding Kim made rare appearances at the Monday evening parade as well as a military procession for the anniversary earlier in the day. "The pleasant dances of youth and students started on the beautifully decorated square as...