<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio]]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Far-right Party Removes Protest Tents in Gwanghwamun Square]]> A minor far-right party has voluntarily removed tents it had erected in central Seoul. The Our Republican Party removed four protest tents at around 5 a.m. Tuesday from Gwanghwamun Plaza just before the city planned to execute measures to clear out the tents. The party claimed that it had ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:17:52 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[DP Think Tank Chief Stresses Bipartisan Response to Japanese Trade Restrictions]]> The head of a think tank affiliated with the ruling Democratic Party(DP) said on Monday that its in the nation’s best interest to respond to Japanese trade restrictions in a bipartisan manner. Yang Jung-chul, the head of the DP's Institute for Democracy and confidant of President Moon Jae-in, made ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:05:15 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Antidumping Petition Ruling Against S. Korean Staple Makers Expected Next Week]]> The U.S. will soon rule on antidumping petitions brought against more than a dozen South Korean companies by U.S.-based Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools. The U.S. International Trade Administration is set to make its preliminary ruling next Monday on petitions on imports of certain collated steel staples from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:43:39 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Fitch: Japan's Trade Restrictions on S. Korea Self-Defeating]]> Fitch Ratings has warned Japan’s trade restrictions on South Korea will inflict substantial damage on Japanese firms in the long-run.  The global credit rating agency said on Monday that Japan’s export curbs could take a toll on Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, SK Hynix and other South Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:34:20 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA['Allow First' Industrial Regulatory System to Take Effect in S. Korea]]> A new administrative law that will dramatically deregulate various industrial activities is poised to take effect in South Korea this week.  The Office for Government Policy Coordination said on Monday that a revision to the Basic Act on Regulatory Administrations will be in place from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:25:22 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon, Bipartisan Leaders May Meet on Thurs. ]]> There is a growing possibility that President Moon Jae-in and the leaders of the five major political parties will sit down together for the first time in more than a year.  On Monday, main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) Chairman Hwang Kyo-ahn said he will accept any form of meeting with Moon in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:52:15 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA['US Intends to Engage to Prevent S. Korea-Japan Row from Worsening']]> The United States reportedly intends to "engage" in the current standoff between South Korea and Japan over export restrictions to prevent the situation from worsening. This is according to a South Korean Foreign Ministry official who recently visited the United States and spoke with White House, State ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:47:56 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Israeli President, Hyundai Motor Chief Discuss Cooperation ]]> Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited a research hub of Hyundai Motor Group on Monday.  According to the South Korean automotive group, Rivlin experienced various future car-related technologies at its Hyundai Kia Motors Namyang Technological Research Center in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. The Israeli ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:41:14 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon, Leaders of 5 Major Parties May Hold First Meeting in Over a Year]]> There is a growing possibility that President Moon Jae-in and the leaders of the five major political parties will sit down together for the first time in more than a year.  On Monday, main opposition Liberty Korea Party Chairman Hwang Kyo-ahn said he will accept any form of meeting with Moon in order to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:37:34 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[38% of S. Koreans Say Current Tax Policy Favors Rich People]]> Nearly four out of 10 South Korean adults think the country’s current tax policy favors the have over the have-nots.  The Economic Reform Research Institute on Monday announced the result of a quarterly survey that showed 38 percent of respondents felt the wealthy benefited the most from the tax ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:30:18 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Daegu's Chicken and Beer Festival to Attract Thousands]]> Thousands of foreign tourists are expected at a chicken and beer festival in the southeast city of Daegu this week.  According to city tourism authorities, some two-thousand visitors from Asia, Oceania, Europe and other parts of the world will participate in the festival between Wednesday and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:11:51 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Conscription Agency Responds to Court Decision on Korean-American Singer]]> South Korea’s military recruitment agency says it will continuously crackdown on attempts to evade compulsory military service. The Military Manpower Administration(MMA)’s deputy spokesperson Jeong Seong-deuk relayed this stance on a KBS radio show when asked about recent developments regarding Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:04:24 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Russian Maritime Territory Says it's Abiding by UN Sanctions on Repatriating N. Koreans]]> The local government in the Russia's Maritime Territory of Siberia has stressed that it is faithfully implementing U.N. sanctions on North Korea related to the repatriation of North Korean workers. The Maritime Territory employs the largest number of North Korean workers in all of Russia. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:42:31 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Warns Trade Retaliation Will Boomerang Back to Japan]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in has sent a message to Japan warning its trade restrictions against South Korean tech giants will only boomerang back to the Japanese economy. He said Japan must come to the dialogue table.  Kim Bum-soo has more.  Report: President Moon Jae-in says Japan's trade ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:18:10 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Parties Fail to Agree on Plenary Session Schedule]]> The floor leaders of the ruling and two opposition parties failed to reach a consensus on the remaining schedule for the June extraordinary session, including a plenary session to handle the government's extra budget bill. The ruling Democratic Party(DP) proposed holding a plenary session on Friday, which ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:09:10 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[President Moon Urges Japan to Stop Unilateral Export Pressure Campaign]]> President Moon Jae-in has urged Japan to stop its unilateral export pressure campaign against South Korea and to embrace diplomatic resolution efforts. Moon made the remarks in a meeting with top aides on Monday, adding that the export controls are eroding bilateral trust between the two neighbors and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:05:42 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Formally Refute Japan's Move to Exclude Seoul from 'Whitelist']]> South Korea plans to officially refute Japan's move to exclude it from a "whitelist" of countries on national security grounds, which would require South Korean firms to seek export licenses for a wider range of technologies. In a report submitted to the National Assembly on Monday, the Ministry of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:50:33 +0900 Economy
<![CDATA[KOSPI Closes Monday Down 0.20%]]> The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell four-point-18 points, or point-20 percent, on Monday. It closed at two-thousand-82-point-48. The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing six-point-38 points, or point-94 percent, to close at 674-point-79.  On the foreign exchange, the local ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:48:02 +0900 Economy
<![CDATA[Moon Aide: US Sympathizes with S. Korea Regarding Japan's Export Curbs]]> Anchor: A senior presidential aide, who returned from visiting the U.S. amid South Korea's trade row with Japan, said Washington fully understands what is going on and holds similar views with Seoul regarding the matter. Tokyo, meanwhile, rejected Washington's proposal to settle the issue through ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:31:27 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[President Moon Apologizes for Failing to Keep Minimum Wage Pledge]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in has apologized and expressed remorse for failing to fulfill a campaign pledge to raise the minimum wage to ten-thousand won an hour by 2020. Opposition parties, meanwhile, jumped on the opportunity to criticize the administration's decision to stick to its income-led economic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:05:55 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea-Israel Summit Held in Seoul Monday]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in held a summit with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday and exchanged views on ways to strengthen their countries’ relations and on pending issues facing the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East. They agreed on the need for an early conclusion in the bilateral free trade ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:38:56 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[VOA: US Treasury Department Issues Advisory on Financial Transactions with N. Korea]]> The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently issued an advisory on financial transactions with North Korea, citing statements by a Paris-based intergovernmental organization. According to Voice of America(VOA) on Saturday, the Treasury cited a June statement by the Financial Action Task Force(FATF) in an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:00:55 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Ex-CIA Official Says Nuclear Freeze is 'Next Logical Step' with N. Korea]]> Former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell says a nuclear freeze is “the next logical step in U.S. President Donald Trump’s diplomacy with North Korea.” In a contribution to the Washington Post on Sunday, Morell presented his case for freezing North Korea’s nuclear and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:46:12 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Prime Ministers of S. Korea, Bangladesh Discuss Economic Cooperation]]> Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Sunday met with his Bangladeshi counterpart to discuss ways to expand cooperation between the two nations in trade, investment and other areas. Speaking with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the capital city of Dhaka, Lee asked for the country's cooperation and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:39:19 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Kim Su-ji Becomes First S. Korean Diver To Win Medal at World Championships]]> South Korean diver Kim Su-ji won a bronze medal at the FINA World Championships, becoming the first South Korean diver to reach the podium at an international competition. Kim on Saturday captured the bronze in the women's one-meter springboard held at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:26:13 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[N. Korea Promotes Mt. Geumgang in Likely Effort to Attract Foreign Currency]]> A North Korean propaganda outlet has recently promoted the North's Mount Geumgang resort amid economic difficulties from international sanctions against the regime. DPRK Today posted on its website Monday that tours to Mount Geumgang will begin in mid-July and continue through the end of November.  The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:00:08 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[LKP Chief Proposes Talks with Pres. Moon to Discuss Japan's Export Curbs]]> The head of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) has proposed a meeting with President Moon Jae-in to discuss Japan's export curbs on South Korea.  LKP Chairperson Hwang Kyo-ahn said in a news conference on Monday that his party will accept talks with the top office in any format if constructive ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:54:51 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Kim Sei-young Wins LPGA Marathon Classic; Second Title of Year]]> South Korean golfer Kim Sei-young has won the Marathon Classic tournament, securing her second LPGA title this year and ninth overall. Kim finished at 22-under 262 at Highland Meadows in Sylvania, Ohio on Sunday, beating second-place finisher Lexi Thompson by two strokes. With nine LPGA victories, Kim is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:45:12 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Japan Rejects US Proposal of Trilateral Meeting over Export Curbs]]> Japan has reportedly rejected a proposed trilateral meeting between Seoul, Tokyo and the U.S. regarding Japanese export restrictions on South Korea. According to diplomatic sources on Sunday, the U.S. had proposed late last week that the three nations hold mid-level talks in Tokyo while U.S. Assistant ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:28:15 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Main Opposition Party to Submit Dismissal Motion for Defense Minister]]> The main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) plans to submit a motion on Monday seeking the dismissal of Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo following what it says are a series of security lapses in the military.  LKP Floor Leader Na Kyung-won announced the plan on Sunday in a news conference, urging ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:41:26 +0900 Politics