KCNA: "The 20th Kimilsungia Festival opened here with due ceremonyThe festival on the theme of 'Kimilsungias in full bloom with yearning for our leader' brought togetherpeople from all walks of life and school youththat displayed tens of thousands of potted Kimilsungias."
KCNA: "The performers sang of revolutionary feats of the PresidentThe numbers also included quintet 'The General Is Our Father', solo and chorus 'We Call You Father'."
KCNA: "The women's union gave a performancein celebration of the 106th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. Put on the stage were poem and song 'Let's Sing of the Day of the Sun', all-people hymn 'Song of Loyalty', solo'We Live in the Embrace of the Leader.'"
KCNA: "Those presented by the Haebangsan Hotel, the Kumkop General Foodstuff Factory for Sportspeopleand the Kumsong Foodstuff Factory were highly estimated by visitors for their wonderful taste, high nutritional value and sophisticated formative artistry."
KCNA: "Cooks and skilled persons from across the country created sweet and biscuit sculptures of various themes by use of various methods of representationthe Chongryu Restaurant presented personified animal sculptures high in dietary value and strong in impression."
KCNA: "The third sweet and biscuit sculpture show was held at the Chongryu Restaurant from April 10 to 12 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. Presented to the showwere more than 2260 pieces of over 790 kinds created by 60 units."
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KCNA: "The history of human politics does not know such a matchless hero and peerless patriot as Kim Jong Un who has put the dignity and position of a country and a nation on the highest level in such a short period and created the new history of bolstering the socialistpower."
KCNA: "Income from cooperative organizations is to grow to 100.9 percent, the real estate rent to 101.8 percent, the social insurance fee to 101.2 percent, while the revenue from property sales and price differences is to grow to 100.5 percent and other revenue to 100.8 percent."
KCNA: "Deputy Ki Kwang Ho, minister of Finance, made a report on the fulfillment of state budget for Juche 106 (2017)The local budgetary revenue plan was carried out at 100.5 percent. Last year the state budgetary expenditure plan was carried out at 99.8 percent."
KCNA: "Talks were held between DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his Russian counterpart Sergei LavrovThe Russian side expressed the stand fully supporting the detentecreated recentlythanks to thebold decision by the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
KCNA: "As proven by history and as recognized by the world, Tok Islets are just a part of the inviolable territory of the Korean nation as were in the past. 'Dominium over the Tok Islets' touted by Japan is just nonsense."
KCNA: "If the south Korean authorities truly hope for peacethey should prioritize the interests of the nation and refrain from slanderingtheir dialogue partner. If they adopt double-dealing attitudes as now, it will bring them irrevocable serious consequences."
KCNA: "We would like to make it clear to the south Korean authorities. Their act of getting keen on the sanctions and pressure on the DPRK by currying favor with outsiders will bring them isolation and destruction."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities continue to slander the DPRK behind the scene despite their call for 'dialogue' and 'improvement of the relations' in front."
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KCNA: "Japan is worrying about the fact that it is being isolated in Northeast Asia by the rapidly changing situation focusing on the DPRKJapan is being more ignored like foam in the kaleidoscopic regional situation."
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KCNA: "Our army and people have grown into those strong in idea and faith, absolutely trusting and following the Supreme Leader, and built a manifold fortress to protect the Party."