<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio]]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Science Ministry Considers New Data Exchange for Fourth Industrial Revolution]]> Science and ICT Minister You Young-min says the ministry is considering creating a data exchange that will process public information using big data.  The minister revealed the plan at the fourth conference on successful strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution(FIR) held at BEXCO convention ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 18:52:31 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138043
<![CDATA[S. Korea, UNICEF Discuss Cooperation Measures]]> South Korea and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund(UNICEF) have discussed measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation.  According to the Foreign Ministry, the country and the UN body held their fourth bilateral policy coordination meeting in the capital Seoul on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 18:49:04 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=138042
<![CDATA[Hyundai, Samsung Heavy Industries Post Operating Losses in 2Q]]> Hyundai Heavy Industries has posted an operating loss for a third consecutive quarter, largely due to lacking demand and a hike in raw material prices.  The world’s biggest shipbuilder reported on Monday that its operating loss in the second quarter stood at 175-point-seven billion won, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 18:40:24 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=138041
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Nominee Grilled at Confirmation Hearing]]> Supreme Court nominee Kim Sun-soo says it is too early to draw a conclusion on the National Court Administration(NCA)’s alleged political interference under the previous Park Geun-hye administration.  Facing a barrage of questions about key court-related issues during his confirmation hearing at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 18:26:35 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138040
<![CDATA[Customs Office Seeks Arrest Warrant for Korean Air Heiress on Smuggling, Tax Evasion Suspicions]]> Former Korean Air Vice President Cho Hyun-ah is facing possible indictment over allegations she smuggled in personally purchased goods via Korean Air planes without paying taxes. According to the related authorities, the Incheon office of the Korea Customs Service on Monday asked the court to arrest Cho ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 17:18:38 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=138039
<![CDATA[Special Counsel Denies Notifying Summons to Late Lawmaker ]]> A special probe team investigating an online opinion rigging scandal says it never notified a summons to the deceased opposition lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan, who committed suicide on Monday. Roh, the floor leader of the progressive Justice Party, had been under investigation into suspicions that he accepted ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:54:54 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=138038
<![CDATA[S. Korea Battling Historic Temperatures]]> Anchor: With a heat wave warning in place for 14 straight days, the nation is battling record breaking temperatures and it appears that there will be no relief in the coming days.  Alannah Hill has more.  Report: South Korea is in the midst of one of the hottest summers since the nation's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:09:33 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=138037
<![CDATA[KOSDAQ Plummets Over 4% Following Management Risk Advisory]]> South Korea's benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) fell on Monday amid fears of more protectionist measures from the U.S. following President Donald Trump's criticism of the Fed and global monetary policy over the weekend.  The KOSPI lost 19-point-88 points, or point-87 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:57:00 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=138036
<![CDATA[No. of Foreign Tourists to S. Korea Up 6.9% in First Half]]> The number of foreign tourists to South Korea jumped six-point-nine percent year-on-year to over seven million in the first half of this year. The Tourism Ministry and the Korea Tourism Organization(KTO) said Monday that seven-point-two million foreign tourists visited the country from January to June, up ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:47:59 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=138035
<![CDATA[N. Korean Official in Beijing Likely to Discuss Economic Cooperation ]]> A senior North Korean official arrived in Beijing on Monday, raising prospects of bilateral talks on major economic cooperation.  According to a source in Beijing, Ryu Myong-son, deputy director of the North Korean ruling Workers' Party's international affairs department, landed at Beijing ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:38:11 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138034
<![CDATA[China Begins Anti-Dumping Probe on Steel Imports]]> China's Commerce Ministry said Monday it has launched an anti-dumping probe into stainless steel imports from South Korea, Japan, the European Union(EU) and Indonesia amid concerns of their impact on the local industry.    In the announcement on its Web site, the ministry said the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:15:16 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=138033
<![CDATA[Pres. Moon Mulls Including Opposition Figures in His Cabinet]]> President Moon Jae-in is said to be considering including figures from the opposition camp in his Cabinet.  Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told reporters on Monday that Moon is intent on forming a Cabinet based on cooperation among parties if there are figures deemed appropriate for certain ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:06:33 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138032
<![CDATA[Political Parties Express Pity, Sadness Over Roh's Death]]> Ruling and opposition parties were united in expressing condolences over the death of Justice Party floor leader Roh Hoe-chan, who committed suicide Monday morning by jumping from an apartment building. The minor Justice Party said no words can express the sadness over his death, while the ruling Democratic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:47:33 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138031
<![CDATA[Top Office Expresses Condolences over Rep. Roh's Death]]> The presidential office has expressed condolences over the suicide of Rep. Roh Hoe-chan of the minor opposition Justice Party on Monday.  Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told reporters that that the top office prays the deceased will rest in peace, saying his death is heartbreaking.  Kim revealed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:34:09 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138030
<![CDATA[Renowned Writer Choi In-hun Dies of Cancer]]> Renowned South Korean novelist Choi In-hun has died at the age of 82 after a battle with cancer.  Choi passed away at a hospital in Gyeonggi Province on Monday morning. He had been receiving treatment after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in March. His funeral will be organized and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:17:20 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=138029
<![CDATA[Special Counsel Expresses Deep Regret over Lawmaker's Suicide]]> The special counsel investigating an opinion rigging scandal involving the blogger "druking" has expressed deep regret over the suicide of Justice Party floor leader Roh Hoe-chan. At an emergency briefing Monday morning, Independent Counsel Huh Ik-bum said he felt "distressed" by the unexpected news, adding ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:16:12 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138028
<![CDATA[Foreign Minister: S. Korea Not Looking to Ease Sanctions on Pyongyang]]> Anchor: Following her arrival back in South Korea from the U.S., Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has moved to dismiss speculation that Seoul is looking to ease sanctions on Pyongyang. Meanwhile, the nation’s top national security adviser Chung Eui-yong has also returned from the U.S. following what he ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:08:28 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138027
<![CDATA[Opposition Lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan Commits Suicide Amid Funding Probe]]> Anchor: Rep. Roh Hoe-chan of the minor opposition Justice Party committed suicide on Monday. Roh’s death comes amid allegations that he received 50 million won in illegal political funds from "druking," a blogger involved in an opinion rigging scandal. Choi You Sun has this ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:40:44 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138026
<![CDATA[Defense, Justice Ministries to Form Joint Probe Team on Martial Law Plans]]> The Defense Ministry and the Justice Ministry will form a joint probe team to investigate the Defense Security Command’s(DSC) paper that reviewed the possible declaration of martial law last year during the candlelight vigils held against then-President Park Geun-hye. The Defense Ministry confirmed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:10:29 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=138025
<![CDATA[Finance Minister Urges Stronger Int'l Cooperation to Tackle Risk Factors]]> Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon has called on countries around the world to further boost international cooperation to address global economic risk factors such as trade disputes.  Kim made the call on Sunday during a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of G20 nations in Buenos Aires, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:52:28 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=138024
<![CDATA[Government to Designate Heat Waves as Natural Disasters]]> The government is expected to designate heat waves as natural disasters to reinforce the state’s response to the weather phenomenon. According to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety on Sunday, there is an internal consensus on including heat waves on the government's list of natural ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:37:59 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=138023
<![CDATA[Pres. Moon Likely to Name Pick for Agriculture Minister This Week]]> President Moon Jae-in is likely to name his pick for agriculture minister this week and unveil selections for other key Cabinet posts sometime next month.  An official of the presidential office revealed the plans on Monday.  The post of minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:05:18 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138022
<![CDATA[Foreign Minister Rejects Speculation about Easing N. Korea Sanctions]]> South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha says that now is not the time to ease sanctions against North Korea. Kang made the remarks on Monday after arriving back in Korea from her visit to the U.S., dismissing media speculation that she stressed the need for an easing of the sanctions during her ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:59:18 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138021
<![CDATA[Justice Party Rep. Roh Hoe-chan Found Dead in Apparent Suicide]]> Rep. Roh Hoe-chan of the minor opposition Justice Party was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide.  Police said that Roh is believed to have jumped from a window between the 17th and 18th floors of an apartment building in Seoul's Yaksu-dong. A guard at the apartment found Roh's body at around 9:40 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:38:27 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138020
<![CDATA[Morning Low Temperature Hits 111-Year High]]> The morning low temperature in South Korea hit a record high on Monday as sweltering heat continues to blanket the nation.  According to the Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA), the temperature in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, came to a record 31 degrees Celsius at 6:45 a.m. on Monday, the highest ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:29:19 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=138019
<![CDATA[Defense Committee to Ask Top Office to Submit Martial Law Documents]]> The parliamentary defense committee plans to ask the presidential office to submit documents regarding the Defense Security Command's report that reviewed the possible declaration of martial law during last year's anti-government protests. A committee official said on Monday that the committee will make the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:11:20 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=138018
<![CDATA[IMF Chief Warns Tariffs will Harm Global Growth]]> The International Monetary Fund(IMF) has warned world economic leaders a recent wave of trade tariffs would significantly harm global growth, urging them to sternly deal with the growing risks.  IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde made the call on Saturday in a statement after a meeting of the G20 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 09:53:14 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=138017
<![CDATA[N. Korea Urges S. Korea to Make Active Efforts on Declaring End to War]]> North Korean media have urged South Korea to make active efforts to declare an end to the Korean War in line with the Panmunjeon Declaration. The North's propaganda Web site Uriminzokkiri said on Monday that the U.S. recently changed its position and is refusing to declare an end to the war, adding South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 09:25:00 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=138016
<![CDATA[US Senator: Trump is Being Played by North Korea]]> U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham says that President Donald Trump is being "played" by North Korea and China is pulling Pyongyang back from negotiations with the U.S. Graham, who is known as a hardliner on North Korea issues, made the remarks on Sunday appearing on CBS's Face the Nation.  The Republican ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 09:04:54 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=138015
<![CDATA[Moon's Security Adviser Had 'Very Useful' Discussions During US Trip]]> President Moon Jae-in's top national security adviser Chung Eui-yong says he had "very useful" discussions during his U.S. trip on diverse ways to help the U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks move forward speedily.  Chung made the remarks to reporters on Sunday at Incheon International Airport after returning ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:50:06 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=138014