<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio]]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Main Opposition Party Proposes Probe on All Lawmakers' Children]]> South Korea's main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) has proposed a special bill aimed at investigating every lawmaker and high-ranking government official regarding possible academic impropriety involving their children's college applications.  The bill, put forward on Tuesday, suggests the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:55:58 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[KBS Accuses YouTube Panel over Sexist Remarks against Female Reporter]]> South Korean broadcaster KBS has filed a defamation accusation against a YouTube panelist for his alleged sexist remarks about a female KBS reporter.  The libel accusation directed at a reporter from the Aju Business Daily was filed with the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Tuesday and joined by four ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:29:43 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Ranking N. Korean Official in Beijing on Way to Azerbaijan ]]> North Korea's second highest official, Choe Ryong-hae, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday.  Choe, who heads North Korea's parliament, also known as the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, is heading to Azerbaijan to attend a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement(NAM) scheduled for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:17:30 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Six Russian Military Planes Violate S. Korea's Air Defense Zone]]> Half a dozen Russian military airplanes entered South Korea’s air defense identification zone, or KADIZ, on Tuesday.  According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS), South Korean fighter jets were scrambled to respond to multiple KADIZ violations by six Russian aircraft, which took place in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:02:26 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[S. Korean PM to Deliver Moon's Letter to Abe ]]> Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon will deliver a letter from President Moon Jae-in when he meets this week with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  Prime Minister Lee's press secretary confirmed on Tuesday that Moon’s letter will be delivered to Abe during a roughly 10-minute meeting set for Thursday in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:44:38 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Ministry to Announce Measures to Improve College Entrance System]]> The Education Ministry said it will announce measures next month aimed at ensuring more fairness in university admissions. The ministry said Tuesday it has been discussing with some schools located in Seoul about ways to expand the percentage of regular college admissions which involves taking the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:09:16 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[LKP Chief Flatly Denies Martial Law Accusation ]]> The chairman of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP), Hwang Kyo-ahn, has flatly denied the claim that he may have been involved in an alleged plan to impose martial law to quell anti-government protests against former President Park Geun-hye. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, he called the claim a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:58:33 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[US Wins Seizure of N. Korean Cargo Ship that Skirted Sanctions]]> The United States has won a court battle to take control of a North Korean cargo ship that was used to sell coal and import heavy machinery in violation of UN sanctions. According to Bloomberg News, federal prosecutors in New York said Monday that they secured a judgment from U.S. District Judge Kevin ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:55:58 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 24% by 2030]]> The South Korean government has finalized a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 24 percent from 2017 levels by 2030. The Environment Ministry said on Tuesday that the government's second National Climate Change Adaptation Program, which includes the policy goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:05:30 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[KOSPI Closes Tuesday Up 1.16%]]> The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) gained 24-point-02 points, or one-point-16 percent, on Tuesday. It ended the day at two-thousand-88-point-86.  The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also rose, gaining six-point-73 points, or one-point-04 percent, to close at 655-point-91. On the foreign ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:48:49 +0900 Economy
<![CDATA[PM Lee to Seek Ways to Improve Seoul-Tokyo Ties During Japan Trip]]> Anchor: Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon embarked on a three-day trip to Japan to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito as well as to engage in other activities. Meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other political and business leaders, Lee is expected to seek ways for Seoul and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:41:39 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Reveals Dual-Track N. Korea Approach for 2nd Half ]]> Anchor: During his budget speech Tuesday at the parliament, President Moon Jae-in also revealed the direction of his North Korea policy for the second half of his term. As his administration is struggling to maintain momentum for improving cross-border ties, Moon said the government will invest in what he ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:03:56 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Political Parties Give Varying Reactions to Moon's Budget Speech]]> South Korea's political parties gave varying reactions to President Moon Jae-in's budget speech at the National Assembly Tuesday morning. The ruling Democratic Party(DP) called for multi-partisan cooperation from the opposition bloc to get behind next year's budget, which is aimed at guarding and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:14:14 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Vows Active Reform Efforts to Realize Fairness]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in pointed the way for the second half of his term in a policy speech before the National Assembly on Tuesday. He vowed significant public sector reform, particularly education and the prosecution. He also called on parliament to pass next year's budget, stressing that South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:48:24 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Stresses 'Peace Economy' in Budget Speech]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in says budget money should be allocated to establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula, and that only dialogue can lead to permanent peace. Celina Yoon has more. Report: President Moon Jae-in said in a speech at the National Assembly on Tuesday that next year’s national ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:24:36 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA['Russian Aircraft Trespasses into S. Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone']]> A Russian warplane reportedly entered South Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone, or KADIZ, on Tuesday. A government source said that the Air Force deployed a fighter jet after an aircraft, presumed to be a Russian military plane, entered the KADIZ over the East Sea.  South Korea reportedly dispatched ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:08:51 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Seoul Court to Review Arrest Warrant Request for Ex-Minister's Wife]]> The Seoul Central District Court will hold a hearing on Wednesday to decide whether to issue an arrest warrant for the wife of former Justice Minister Cho Kuk. The court will review the charges brought against Cho's wife, Chung Kyung-shim, including obstruction of business, obstruction of justice and the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:06:48 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[NGO Claims LKP Chief Hwang May Have Been Involved in Martial Law Plan]]> A South Korean NGO says main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) Chair Hwang Kyo-ahn may have been involved in an alleged plan to impose martial law to quash anti-government protests against impeached President Park Geun-hye. The Center for Military Human Rights Korea said on Monday that it secured an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:02:17 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Says Expansionary Budget is Indispensable]]> President Moon Jae-in said that an expansionary budget is essential for next year as active fiscal policy is more necessary than ever. Moon on Tuesday said in his speech for next year's budget at the National Assembly that the South Korean economy, which is highly dependent on trade, faces a critical ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:01:28 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Trade Minister: S. Korea's Exports to Hit Bottom this Month]]> South Korea's trade minister projects that the country's exports will bottom out this month and rebound in the first quarter of next year. Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo presented the projections on Monday in a meeting with reporters in Sejong City. The minister said he expects that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:35:14 +0900 Economy
<![CDATA[S. Korea Finds 12th Wild Boar Infected by African Swine Fever]]> South Korea has confirmed a 12th wild boar infected with African swine fever(ASF) near the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province.  The National Institute of Environmental Research(NIER) under the Environment Ministry said on Tuesday that a wild boar found dead on Saturday in an area between the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:30:48 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Install 310 Hydrogen Charging Stations by 2022]]> The government said on Tuesday that it will install 310 charging stations for hydrogen vehicles across the nation by 2022. The trade and environment ministries, along with others, unveiled a set of plans to establish infrastructure for the hydrogen industry. Under the plan, the country will install 250 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:26:22 +0900 Economy
<![CDATA[Moon Calls for Equitable Society in Budget Speech at Parliament]]> President Moon Jae-in called for an equitable society during his budget speech at the National Assembly on Tuesday.  Outlining his administration's policy stances and the direction and execution of next year's budget, which exceeds 513 trillion won, Moon said a "bold" fiscal policy will invigorate the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:13:50 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Bird Flu Case Determined Not Highly Pathogenic]]> Bird flu detected in wild bird droppings in Asan, South Chungcheong Province has been determined not to be highly pathogenic.  The provincial government said on Monday that avian influenza virus detected in wild bird droppings at a stream last week was found to be low-pathogenic. The negative test result ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:21:47 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Trump: 'Very Interesting Information' on N. Korea]]> U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that there is "very interesting information" on North Korea and that there will be a "major rebuild" at some point. Trump made the comments during a Cabinet meeting at the White House in his first remarks on North Korea since the breakdown of bilateral ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:19:37 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Producer Prices Fall for Third Straight Month in Sep.]]> South Korea's producer prices fell for the third consecutive month in September. According to data by the Bank of Korea on Tuesday, the producer price index for all commodities came to 103-point-84 in the month, down point-seven percent from a year earlier.  The index marked a one-tenth percent ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:38:17 +0900 Economy
<![CDATA[Arrest Warrants Issued after US Ambassador Residence Break-in]]> A local court has issued arrest warrants for four college students on charges of breaking into the U.S. ambassador's compound in Seoul.  The Seoul Central District Court on Monday approved prosecutors' request to issue the warrants, citing that the four students may flee or destroy ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:31:44 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Prime Minister Embarks on Japan Trip for Enthronement Ceremony, Talks with Abe]]> Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon departed for a three-day trip to Japan early on Tuesday to attend Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony. Amid an impasse in relations over colonial-era grievances and trade restrictions, Lee said on social media before departing that he will meet during his trip Japanese ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:13:13 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA['Seoul Officials Flew to Tokyo to Help Arrange PM Lee's Visit to Japan']]> Seoul has confirmed that it sent high-level officials to Japan to help arrange South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon’s scheduled visit to the country this week. Lee will depart for Tokyo on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs and Unification ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:59:55 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea Issues Travel Alert for Chile ]]> Seoul’s foreign ministry has issued a travel alert for Chile as anti-government protests in the South American country continue to grow increasingly violent.  The second lowest warning of South Korea's four-phase travel advisory system was issued Monday, advising nationals to refrain from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:37:22 +0900 International