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KCNA: "China, Russia and all other countries that challenge the unipolar world by the U.S. are regarded as targets of obstacle lying in the way of realizing 'peace by strength'."
KCNA: "The U.S. has not given up even a moment its wild design to change the world in its favor, dominating it single-handedly. It regards military spending as the size of strength."
KCNA: "Then, speeches titled 'On protection of swamp in the DPRK' and 'International environment cooperation in the DPRK and region' were made."
KCNA: "A national symposium on the protection and rational use of swamp in the DPRK took placeSpeakers at the symposium noted that the DPRK government chose worldly important and significant swamp areas as migrants and swamp sanctuaries and has conducted brisk activities."
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KCNA: "If it truly wishes for dialogue, it should come out to positively respond to the DPRK's pro-active measures for world peace, not posing threat to the peace and security on the Korean peninsula through the introduction of nuclear strategic assets."
KCNA: "The U.S. should not misjudge the DPRK's peace-loving willingness as an expression of weakness but stop act of rattling the dialogue partner through continued introduction of nuclear strategic assets."
KCNA: "It is a universally recognized maxim that no issue can be implemented through the efforts of only one side and that good results can be expected only when both sides create favorable conditions and environment by joint efforts."
KCNA: "The U.S. continued introduction of nuclear strategic assets has exposed the process for detenteto vulnerability and clouded the prospect of the upcoming DPRK-U.S. summit, to say nothing of suspending the north-south high-level talks that was just around the corner."
KCNA: "An atmosphere of detente and reconciliation has been created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive efforts made by the DPRK. But the U.S. is going against all the peace-loving efforts and good faith the DPRK has shown so far in practice."
KCNA: "At a time when the DPRK-U.S. summit is approaching, the U.S. has launched the largest-ever drill involving B-52 strategic nuclear bomber, F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and other nuclear strategic assets. This is an extremely provocative and ill-boding act."
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KCNA: "The period from May to August is bee-keeping season in Korea. Honey is harvested twice a year, in summer and autumn. Many families and bee houses of cooperative farms and enterprises have preserved experience gained by predecessorsto produce lots of honey."
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KCNA: "The countries aspiring to independence should remain on the alert for the U.S. ideological and cultural poisoning and psychological warfare and resolutely smash them."
KCNA: "The ideological and cultural poisoning of the U.S. imperialists has ended in failure in the DPRK which vigorously wages the offensive to sweep away all kinds of decadent and reactionary ideology and culture with revolutionary ideology and culture."
KCNA: "The U.S. formularized the overall use of electronic devices and information technologies such as USB memories, mobile phones and wireless internet in the ideological and cultural poisoning against the DPRK."
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KCNA: "Japanese politicians would be well advised once again to unconditionally remove chronic and bad habit of getting hostile to the DPRKIf Japan continues to persist in its hostile policy towards the DPRK, it would face only isolation and political bankruptcy in the region."
KCNA: "There is a way for it to evade the fate of being left out alone in the region. It is to give up its hostile policy towards the DPRK."
KCNA: "Japan is denied access to the venue for discussing the issue of peace, the destiny of the Korean peninsula and the region, and it is left out alone by everyone as it is regarded as a trouble-maker creating only complexities."
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And here it is: the English-language translation of North Korea's latest statement, taking aim pretty clearly at John Bolton.
A U.S. B-52 strategic bomber may not participate in the ongoing South Korea-U.S. air maneuvers, a source here said Wednesday, hours after North Korea canceled high-level cross-border talks in an angry response to the exercise.