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KCNA: "In hearty response to the New Year Address made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, coal mines in the DPRK are seething with zeal for increased productionAs of January 4, coal mines across the country carried out their daily production plan at 105 percent."
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KCNA: "Resolution speeches were madeall the people turned out as one in the general advance for devotedly carrying out the important tasks advanced by the Supreme Leader in his New Year AddressThe participants marched past the square in procession at the end of the rally."
KCNA: "There took place a Pyongyang mass rally at Kim Il Sung Square on Friday, where the participants pledged to thoroughly implement the important tasks set forth by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address."
KCNA: "Deeply touched by their excellent results, Tony Buzan, president of the WMSC, hoped that the DPRK team would continue to attend the championships in the future."
KCNA: "Pang Un Sim and Ri Song Miwon the International Grand Master of Memory, the top prize of the championships, by breaking the previous world records inevents like one-hour random numbers memory, five-min speed numbers memory and random words memory."
KCNA: "Students of Kim Hyong Jik University of Education in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea proved successful at the 27th World Memory Championships held in December last year."
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KCNA: "The north-south relations belong to the north and the south while the DPRK-U.S. relations belong to the DPRK and the U.S. The north-south ties can never be put under the DPRK-U.S. relations. This is our warning in New Year."
KCNA: "The U.S. has to drop its old way of thinking of approaching the north-south relations from the standpoint of sanctions and pressure on the DPRK. The U.S. must have keenly felt last year that the north-south ties do not hurt its strategic interests."
KCNA: "The theory of adjusting the speed to prevent the north-south ties from going ahead of the DPRK-U.S. relations is a new hostile policy toward the DPRK adopted by the U.S., today when the north-south ties are undergoing drastic development."
KCNA: "The U.S. still remains unchanged in the policy hostile towards the DPRKreality shows that the U.S. responded to the DPRK-U.S. dialogue out of its strategic interests, but it has a sinister intention to deprive the DPRK of its nuclear weapons and bring it to its knees."
KCNA: "Out of the desire to make progress in the inter-Korean relations this year, we have something to say as regards the U.S. attitude. What does the U.S. seek behind the theory of speed control in the inter-Korean relations"
KCNA: "The U.S., which voiced active support for the Panmunjom declaration and the moves for the improved inter-Korean relations whenever an opportunity presented itself, dropped the check bar in the way of improving inter-Korean relations and put on the brakes in every way."
KCNA: "Contrary to the high expectationsof the Korean nation, politicians of Washington claim that inter-Korean relations should not move forward faster than the DPRK-U.S. relationsThe voices calling for speed adjustment cause deep concerns among all the fellow countrymen."
KCNA: "The Korean people look back upon last year plagued with shock, cheers, joyand irritation, and are aflame with the desire for more epochal progress in inter-Korean relations and reunification upon receiving the historic New Year Address of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
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KCNA: "Then he entered the hall where Kim Il Sung lies in state. He paid a tribute of the New Year in humblest reverence to Kim Il Sung. He entered the hall where Kim Jong Il lies in state. He paid a tribute of the New Year in humblest reverence to Kim Jong Il."
KCNA: "The Supreme Leader, together with the accompanying officials, made deep bows to the statues in token of his high respect and best wishes for the immortality of the great leaders."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commissionand supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il onthe New Year 2019."
: "Kim Jong Un says North Korea will not make or test nuclear weapons, or give them to others - and he is ready to meet President Trump anytime." PBS News Hour. I also look forward to meeting with Chairman Kim who realizes so well that North Korea possesses great economic potential.
KCNA: "The Korean people's greatest concern in the morning of New Year's Day was to hear the New Year Address made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."