<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio]]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Yoon: IPEF Aims for Joint Prosperity, S. Korea to Fulfill Its Role]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol says the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF) is aimed at realizing the shared prosperity of the region's economies as he pledged South Korea's active participation.  Yoon made the remark in a speech delivered during the inaugural summit of the new U.S-led cooperative ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 19:04:19 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Ministry: S. Korea, US to Set up Channel on Deployment of Strategic Assets]]> Military authorities plan to set up a formal discussion channel with the U.S. on the deployment of U.S. strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula in a follow-up move to the weekend's Seoul-Washington summit. An official of the Ministry of National Defense told Yonhap News on Monday that a channel ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 18:54:16 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Memorial Service Held to Mark Death Anniversary of Fmr. Pres. Roh Moo-hyun]]> A memorial service was held on Monday afternoon to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of former President Roh Moo-hyun. The ceremony in Roh's hometown of Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, was attended by Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, Interior and Safety Minister Lee Sang-min, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 18:08:08 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon Attends IPEF Summit, Makes Official S. Korea's Participation ]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol has made official Seoul’s participation in a new U.S.-led economic framework for the Indo-Pacific region as he attended a virtual summit initiating the multilateral regional bloc.  Yoon took part in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF) summit on Monday afternoon, where a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 17:56:16 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Number of National Pension Beneficiaries Exceeds 6 Million People]]> The number of national pension beneficiaries has exceeded a record six million people for the first time since the system was implemented in 1988. According to the National Pension Service on Monday, the number of beneficiaries has been accelerating as a large number of the baby boomer generation retires. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 16:38:31 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[First Ozone Advisory of the Year Triggered for All of Seoul]]> The Seoul Metropolitan Government has issued its first ozone advisory of the year for all of the capital city. As of 2 p.m. on Monday, the metropolitan government's advisory applied for all 25 metropolitan districts, which cautioned the public from outdoor activities. High concentrations of ozone, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 15:56:47 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Foreign Currency Deposits Drop for 2nd Straight Month in April]]> Foreign currency deposits at South Korean banks dropped for the second consecutive month in April, a decrease partially attributed to growing withdrawals by companies to cover overseas investments and imports. According to the Bank of Korea on Monday, residents' outstanding deposits of foreign ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 15:41:15 +0900 Economy
<![CDATA[KOSPI Ends Monday Up 0.31%]]> The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) rose eight-point-09 points, or zero-point-31 percent, on Monday, closing the day at two-thousand-647-point-38. The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining three-point-71 points, or zero-point-42 percent, to close at 883-point-59. On the foreign ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 15:39:38 +0900 Economy
<![CDATA[S. Korea's First Lunar Probe Named 'Danuri']]> South Korea's first-ever lunar orbiter has been given the moniker, "Danuri." According to the Ministry of Science and ICT on Monday, the name was selected via a public contest, with the winning entry coming from a KAIST doctoral student, Ha Tae-hyun. The name is a combination of the Korean word “dal,” ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 15:26:07 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[White House: US, Japan to 'Closely Work Together' on Regional Security Issues]]> The leaders of the United States and Japan have reaffirmed their will to closely coordinate responses to security challenges, including North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. According to the White House on Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. President Joe Biden, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 15:13:09 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Weather Forecasts Point to Hotter Summer in 2022]]> South Korea could see a hotter summer season this year. According to a three-month forecast released by the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) on Monday, there was a 40 percent chance that temperatures in June will exceed the past average of 21-point-four degrees Celsius for the month. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 14:56:08 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Military to Resume Field Training for Reserve Forces, Ending 2.5 Year Pause]]> The military is set to resume field training for the country's reserve forces next month following a two-and-a-half-year suspension, in accordance with the government’s lifting of social distancing regulations. The Military Manpower Administration said on Monday that around 500-thousand members ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 14:21:36 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Fmr. Pres. Moon Arrives in Bongha Village to Attend Roh's Memorial Service]]> Former President Moon Jae-in arrived at Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, to mark the 13th anniversary of the passing of former liberal President Roh Moo-hyun. Moon arrived at Roh's hometown and final resting place at around 10 a.m. on Monday, four hours before the memorial service ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 14:07:28 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon: Death of Late Pres. Roh Tragic Incident in Nation's Political History]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol said the passing of former liberal President Roh Moo-hyun was a sad and tragic incident in the nation's political history. On his way to work on Monday, Yoon was asked by reporters what message he was sending via his prime minister on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the late ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 13:56:12 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Poll: 53% to Back PPP, 41% to Support Opposition in Local Elections Next Week]]> More than half of people polled say they will support the ruling party in next week's local elections in a bid to ensure the stable operation of the new Yoon Suk Yeol administration.  According to the Korea Society Opinion Institute's survey of one-thousand-two adults in Seoul conducted last ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 13:44:55 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[N. Korean Leader Personally Carries Casket of Senior Military Official]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally carried the casket of Hyon Chol-hae, the late marshal of the Korean People's Army and general adviser to the North's defense ministry. The ruling Workers' Party mouthpiece, the Rodong Sinmun, said on Monday that Kim attended all funeral proceedings held at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 12:17:30 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[New PM Pledges to Respect Opposition as Partner in State Affairs]]> New Prime Minister Han Duck-soo has pledged to respect the opposition through cooperation as a partner in state affairs. At his inauguration ceremony on Monday, Han said he will lead efforts toward national unity and multi-partisan cooperation in pursuit of improving people's livelihoods and achieving ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 11:45:46 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[52% Approve of Yoon's Leadership in First Survey since Inauguration ]]> More than half of people surveyed positively rated President Yoon Suk Yeol's leadership so far, in the first poll conducted on his job performance since he took office almost two weeks ago. Pollster Realmeter unveiled on Monday the results of its survey conducted on some 25-hundred adults between last ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 11:11:46 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[RAT Results to be Accepted for Int'l Arrivals from Monday]]> Starting Monday, results of rapid antigen testing by medical professionals will be accepted for travelers entering South Korea. Health authorities on Sunday announced the implementation of the new policy the following day. Previously, people entering the nation were obligated to submit a medical ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 11:03:37 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Study: S. Korea Saw Clearer Skies Last Fall Thanks to China's Suspension of Coal-fired Power Plants]]> A new study found that South Korea saw particularly clear skies last fall thanks to a decrease in China’s air pollutant emissions and a change in the patterns of precipitation and winds. According to the academic sector on Monday, such an assessment was made in a paper published in the Journal of Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 10:44:02 +0900 Science
<![CDATA[Foreign Minister: S. Korea Can Guide China to Participate in Rules, Order Related to Indo-Pacific]]> Foreign minister Park Jin says he believes South Korea can assume the role of guiding China to take part in regulations and order regarding the Indo-Pacific region. Park made the remark on Sunday when he appeared on KBS News 9 with regard to views that the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF) is part of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 10:24:45 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Exports Rise 24.1% in First 20 Days of May]]> Exports rose by more than 24 percent on-year in the first 20 days of May. According to tentative data from the Korea Customs Service on Monday, the country’s outbound shipments stood at 38-point-six billion U.S. dollars in the cited period, up 24-point-one percent from a year earlier. Average daily ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 09:55:12 +0900 Economy
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall below 10,000 for First Time Since Late Jan.]]> South Korea’s daily COVID-19 cases fell below ten-thousand for the first time in 118 days amid a clear downturn in infections. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Monday that nine-thousand-975 infections were reported throughout Sunday, including 17 cases from overseas. The total ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 09:45:47 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Sullivan Still Sees Possibility of Nuclear Test from N. Korea]]> U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that while it is hard to predict, North Korea could still conduct a nuclear test. Sullivan made the remarks to reporters on Sunday aboard Air Force One en route to Japan for the second leg of U.S. President Joe Biden's tour of Asia after a three-day trip to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 09:43:04 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Memorial to Mark 13th Anniversary of President Roh Moo-hyun's Death]]> A memorial service will be held on Monday to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of former President Roh Moo-hyun. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. in Roh's hometown of Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province. This year's event will draw a number of visitors, including politicians and senior ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 09:14:54 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon to Attend Virtual Summit Launching IPEF]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol will attend a virtual summit on Monday where the new U.S.-led economic framework for the Indo-Pacific region will be launched. President Yoon is expected to formally announce South Korea's participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF). Yoon already expressed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 09:00:14 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[N. Korea Reports 167,000 New Fever Cases]]> New fever cases in North Korea stayed below 200-thousand for a second day amid an explosive spread of an illness suspected to be COVID-19. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Monday said that the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported 167-thousand-650 more people ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 08:36:40 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Son Heung-min Becomes First Asian to Win Scoring Title in Premier League]]> South Korean forward Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League has become the first Asian to win the title of top scorer in the league. Son netted two goals in the second half of the club’s final match of the season against Norwich City at Carrow Road in Norwich, England on Sunday, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 08:22:34 +0900 Sports
<![CDATA[Biden Departs S. Korea after Visiting Air Force Operations Center]]> U.S. President Joe Biden departed South Korea after visiting an Air Force operations center on Sunday afternoon. President Yoon Suk Yeol and Biden toured the Korean Air and Space Operations Center(KAOC) at Osan Air Base in Gyeonggi Province and stressed the role of the South Korea-U.S. alliance in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 08:13:34 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Health Authorities: Diagnostic System in Place for Monkeypox]]> With a growing number of countries reporting cases of monkeypox, a rare viral illness usually found in parts of Africa, health authorities said on Sunday that they have already established a diagnostic testing system for the disease. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 22 May 2022 14:32:04 +0900 Domestic