<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio]]]> 15 en <![CDATA[S. Korea's Top 30 Conglomerates' Investment Jumps 11% This Year]]> South Korea's top 30 conglomerates increased their investments over ten percent in the first nine months of this year.   CEO Score, which tracks corporate management, said on Sunday that the total amount of investments of the 30 firms came to 64-point-85 trillion won in the January-September period, up ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:34:41 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=140889
<![CDATA[Korean-American Young Kim Loses in California House Race]]> Korean-American Republican Young Kim has lost in the race for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.   According to the Associated Press on Saturday, Democrat Gil Cisneros beat Kim in the closely contested race for the 39th Congressional District in Southern California, capturing a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:17:09 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140888
<![CDATA[Presidential Aide Questioned over Illegal Political Fund Allegations]]> The prosecution summoned and questioned Song In-bae, presidential secretary for political affairs, on allegations that he received illegal political funds.   The Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors' Office said that they questioned Song as a suspect on his alleged violations of the Political Fund ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:43:46 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140887
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Total Fertility Rate Expected to Drop Below One This Year]]> South Korea's total fertility rate, or the number of babies that a woman is projected to have during her lifetime is expected to fall below one this year.   Kang Shin-woo, Commissioner of Statistics Korea, presented the projection on Sunday during an interview with Yonhap News, saying that the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:39:43 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=140886
<![CDATA[Former Supreme Court Justice Park Faces Questioning over Judicial Power Abuse]]> The prosecution will summon former Supreme Court Justice Park Byeong-dae on Monday for questioning as part of its probe into allegations of power abuse by the top court.   A probe team at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said Sunday that they asked Park to appear for questioning at 9:30 a.m. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:21:58 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140885
<![CDATA[Two Koreas to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Suspended Tour Program]]> The two Koreas will hold a series of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the long-suspended joint tourism program at the North's scenic Mount Geumgang.   About 100 South Koreans and 80 North Koreans will attend the first celebratory event in four years on the eastern coast resort ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:17:15 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140884
<![CDATA[CIA Official Made Secret Visit to Seoul for Talks with N. Koreans]]> A senior United States Central Intelligence Agency official in charge of Korean affairs reportedly paid a secret visit to South Korea this week to hold talks with North Korean officials at the border truce village of Panmunjeom.   According to sources familiar with the matter on Saturday, Andrew Kim, head ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:02:49 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140883
<![CDATA[Moon Proposes Creating APEC Digital Innovation Fund]]> President Moon Jae-in has proposed that the nations of Asia and the Pacific regions create a joint fund aimed at improving the region's digital capabilities.   The president made the proposal on Sunday at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Papua New Guinea's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:52:05 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140882
<![CDATA[Moon, Xi Agree to Cooperate for Successful 2nd US-N. Korea Summit ]]> President Moon Jae-in held summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday during which they agreed to closely cooperate for a successful second North Korea-U.S. summit. Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a briefing that during the summit held in Papua New Guinea on the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 20:42:49 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140881
<![CDATA[President Moon Continues Bilateral Talks in Papua New Guinea]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in is continuing his diplomatic efforts during his stay in Papua New Guinea to attend this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.  Hong Suhryung has more on what the President has been up to.    Report: President Moon finished his ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:42:21 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140880
<![CDATA[Patriotic Martyrs Day Marked in Ceremony]]> The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs held a ceremony Saturday to mark the 79th Patriotic Martyrs Day. Some one thousand guests including veterans and bereaved families attended the event held at Seodaemun Prison History Museum in downtown Seoul. One-hundred-28 individuals who patriotically ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:16:41 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=140879
<![CDATA[Homemaker Husbands on the Rise Despite Low Birthrate ]]> Despite the low birthrate, the number of homemaker husbands in South Korea has been rising for a year. According to Statistics Korea's employment data on Saturday, as of October, some seven thousand men were responsible for childcare out of the economically inactive population, which refers to those aged 15 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:07:49 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140878
<![CDATA[Moon Holds Summit with Australia ]]> President Moon Jae-in held summit talks with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Papua New Guinea on Saturday on the sidelines of a regional meeting. The two sides discussed cooperation in trade and energy as well as the Korean Peninsula, regional and global affairs. The two leaders ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:56:54 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140877
<![CDATA[Moon Meets Papua New Guinean PM]]> President Moon Jae-in held talks with Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O'Neill on Saturday and discussed boosting bilateral relations. Moon is visiting the Oceanian country to attend this year's summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and O'Neill is the current ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:50:10 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140876
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi Governor Reproaches Police]]> Gyoeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung strongly criticized the police for confirming that a controversial Twitter account in fact belongs to his wife, Kim Hye-gyeong. Shortly after the police revealed its results Saturday, Lee wrote on his social networking page that his gloomy prediction had come true and that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:44:10 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140875
<![CDATA[Gasoline Price Drops 115 Won Since Fuel Tax Cut]]> Domestic gasoline and diesel prices have dropped for the second week following the government's fuel tax cut.  According to Opinet, a Web site on oil price information run by the Korea National Oil Corporation, the average price of regular gasoline sold at filling stations nationwide fell 85-point-two won ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:16:36 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140874
<![CDATA[N. Korean Delegation Heads Home]]> A North Korean delegation ended its four-day visit to South Korea and returned home Saturday.  Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of North Korea's Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, arrived in the South on Wednesday with four other North Korean delegates to attend an international peace forum in Gyeonggi ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:06:18 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140873
<![CDATA[Police Confirm Controversial Twitter Account Belongs to Governor's Wife]]> The police have determined that a disputed Twitter account that spread false election rumors belongs to the wife of Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung. The cyber unit at Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency said Saturday that it will ask prosecutors early next week to indict Kim Hye-gyeong on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:52:24 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140872
<![CDATA[Unification Minister, Pompeo Discuss Close Coordination on N. Korea]]> Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington Friday and discussed North Korea's denuclearization and ways to build lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. The ministry said that Cho held talks with Pompeo at the State Department for about 25 minutes and also ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:25:55 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140871
<![CDATA[Japanese FM Admits Individual Rights to Claim Damages over Wartime Crimes]]> ​Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is said to have admitted that a normalization treaty between Seoul and Tokyo does not terminate individual rights to claim damages.  According to the online archives of the lower chamber of the Japanese parliament, Kono made the remark on Wednesday while ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:33:54 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140870
<![CDATA[Labor Minister Stresses Zero-Tolerance Policy on Hiring Irregularities]]> Employment and Labor Minister Lee Jae-kap has declared a zero-tolerance policy against unfair employment and other corrupt practices at the ministry and its affiliate agencies.  Lee held a meeting with the heads of labor-related public agencies in Seoul on Friday and pointed to growing public ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:05:17 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=140869
<![CDATA[N. Korean Official: Two Koreas Undergoing 'Dramatic Change']]> The head of a North Korean delegation visiting South Korea has highlighted the significance of growing inter-Korean ties.  Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee who came to the South on Wednesday with four other North Korean delegates, attended an international forum on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:55:00 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140868
<![CDATA[N. Korea to Expel American Detainee ]]> North Korea has expelled an American national who was detained last month. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) revealed on Friday that the U.S. citizen, Bruce Byron Lowrance, was detained after entering the country illegally from China on October 16th.  It reported that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:41:56 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140867
<![CDATA[N. Korea Proposes Int'l Flight Routes to Link Two Koreas]]> North Korea has proposed launching international flights linking the two Koreas via routes over seas to the east and west of the Korean Peninsula.   South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a press statement on Friday that the proposal was made during an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:33:30 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140866
<![CDATA[S. Korean Aid Group Calls for More Help for TB Patients in N. Korea]]> A private South Korean aid agency is calling for more interest and assistance regarding its antituberculosis project for North Korean residents.  The Eugene Bell Foundation held a press conference in Seoul on Friday to raise awareness about the plight of patients in the North, citing a major sponsor's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:22:16 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=140865
<![CDATA[BTS' Management Agency Apologizes to Korean Victims of A-Bombing]]> K-pop sensation BTS's management agency has apologized to South Korean victims of the 1945 atomic bombings in Japan for a shirt worn by one of the band's members depicting the historical event.  An official of Big Hit Entertainment met with around ten victims living in Hapcheon, South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:12:50 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=140864
<![CDATA[PM Solicits Opinions from Bank Chiefs ]]> Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon met with banking chiefs on Friday and asked for their opinions on what more the government can do to prepare for the fourth Industrial Revolution.  Korea Federation of Banks Chairman Kim Tae-young as well as the heads of 15 commercial and government-run ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:15:04 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140863
<![CDATA[S. Korea, UAE Launch High-level Nuclear Consultation Channel]]> South Korea and the United Arab Emirates(UAE) have officially launched a high-level dialogue channel on nuclear energy cooperation. Its first meeting was held in Seoul Friday. In opening remarks at the high-level consultation, Seoul's chief delegate, Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho, said the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:04:18 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140862
<![CDATA[Official Accompanying Moon Found Unconscious in Singapore]]> President Moon Jae-in posted on Facebook Friday that Kim Eun-young, director-general of the Foreign Ministry's South Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau, remains unconscious after an apparent cerebral hemorrhage.  Kim, who oversaw all working-level issues related to Moon's current ASEAN ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:03:48 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140861
<![CDATA[Gov't to Announce Decision to Disband Japan-Funded Foundation]]> South Korea's government is expected to formally announce this month the disbandment of a foundation set up to settle the issue of Japan's recruitment of wartime sexual slaves from Korea. The "Reconciliation and Healing Foundation" was funded with one billion yen, or more ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:51:39 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140860