Large fire erupts at fitness center in the South Korean city of Jecheon, killing 16 people who were in a sauna
KCNA: "The U.S. has made the war on the Korean peninsula a fait accompli…We do not want a war but do not avoid it."
KCNA: "The world will see how Juche Korea tames war maniacs with fire and how it defends peace on the Korean peninsula and the region."
KCNA: "If even a slight sign of provocation of a war is detected, the U.S. and even its vassal forces will face merciless shower of fire beyond imagination by the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK."
KCNA: "Words will not work on Trump, a man acting as a bully. War maniacs have to be tamed with fire just as a stick fits a rabid dog. This is the best way of ensuring lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and the region."
KCNA: "The Trump administration is inciting an extremely confrontational atmosphere by even concocting a plot against us at this delicate moment when the situation on the Korean peninsula is at the crossroads of nuclear war or peace."
KCNA: "As we have clearly stated on several occasions, we have nothing to do with cyber-attack and we do not feel a need to respond, on a case-by-case basis, to such absurd allegations of the U.S."
KCNA: "The U.S., a source of all social evils and a state of global cyber-crimes, is unreasonably accusing the DPRK without any forensic evidence. This cannot be construed otherwise than an expression of its inveterate repugnance towards the DPRK."
KCNA: "The United States is now inciting the global confrontation against us by forcibly linking to the DPRK the latest incident of cyber-attack which has given rise to a great international outcry."
South Korea's nuclear envoy leaves for Japan for talks on North Korea nukes
KCNA: "The DPRK, as a state party to the [Biological Weapons Convention], maintains its consistent stand to oppose development, manufacture, stockpiling and possession of biological weapons."
KCNA: "Some U.S. media and experts are now groundlessly claiming that the DPRK is pushing forward with so-called 'biological weapons development program' as a part of the 'wild ambition for developing the WMD'."
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KCNA: "If the present ruling quarters of Japan follow in the footsteps of the predecessors, not waking up from the old dream of the 'Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere', they will only face final ruin."
KCNA: "The Japanese reactionaries…' ambition for reinvasion has now reached the phase which can no longer be overlooked."
North Korean soldier flees to South Korea via DMZ: military
One North Korean soldier defects to South Korea via land border: military
KCNA: "American barrack culture has been deeply infiltrated into the south Korean puppet army and Yankee culture prevails and it regards brutality and atrocity as the first character of soldiers…violence serves as the basic mean and common life mode to maintain the army."
KCNA: "South Korea suffers great economic damage owing to the U.S. policy for plunder. Crimes against humanity such as murder, rape, violence and robbery committed by GIs present in south Korea steadily increase."
KCNA: "The report deals with sad lot of the south Korean people who fell victim to the U.S. colonial rule. Military exercises are staged almost everyday in the military bases of the U.S.…and therefore the south Korean people are trembling with horror under the noise pollution."
KCNA: "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Wednesday issued the '2017 Report on Human Rights Abuses in south Korea' to reveal the hideous crimes against humanity and human rights committed in south Korea this year."
Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the US has to be ready to compel North Korea's denuclearization: "We have a very short amount of time to be able to address the problem.".
The @Telegraph: White House has "dramatically" stepped up preparation for a military operation in North Korea amid fears diplomacy is not working; "The hope is that force would show that America is "serious" about nuclear development"
Chinese government bans tour group travel to South Korea
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KCNA: "The players and their coaches visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill and laid a floral basket and bouquets before the statues before paying tribute to the great leaders."
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.