News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] 15The latest news from home and abroad, with a close eye on Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular en <![CDATA[Candidate Registration for Local Elections to Begin Thurs. ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=136427 Candidate registration for the local elections and parliamentary by-elections slated for June 13th will begin on Thursday. The National Election Commission(NEC) said Wednesday that for two days starting from Thursday, it will take registration from those running for the local elections, which will elect ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 11:45:29 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=136427
<![CDATA[S. Korean Journalists to Head to N. Korea for Dismantlement Event]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136426 The Unification Ministry says a group of South Korean journalists will leave for North Korea on Wednesday to cover the dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.  Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told reporters that the South Korean reporters will depart for the North Korean city of Wonsan from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 11:16:36 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136426
<![CDATA[6 Low-cost Carriers' Operating Profit Surge 130% in Q1]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=136425 The nation’s low-cost carriers were estimated to have more than doubled their operating profit in the first quarter over the same period last year thanks to a diversification in their routes.  According to aviation and securities industries and the transportation ministry on Wednesday, six low-cost ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 11:03:20 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=136425
<![CDATA[Research: 65% of Former Comfort Women Suffer from PTSD]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136424 A study found that most of Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery are still suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after 70 years.   A team led by Professor Lee So-young at the Department of Psychiatry at Soon Chun Hyang University Bucheon Hospital issued the findings on Wednesday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 10:55:29 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136424
<![CDATA[Moon Visits Ex-Korean Legation Building in US]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136423 President Moon Jae-in has visited the former legation building used by the Korean Empire in Washington, which reopened on Tuesday as a museum after six years of renovation. After summit talks with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, Moon visited the building and met the descendants of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 10:44:47 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136423
<![CDATA[S. Korea Joins European R&D Network]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136422 South Korea has joined a European research and development network, becoming the first non-regional partner country in the world's largest R&D organization.  According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Wednesday, EUREKA, a publicly funded, intergovernmental network, approved South Korea's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 10:34:03 +0900 Science http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=136422
<![CDATA[N. Korea Accepts List of S. Korean Journalists]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136421 North Korea has finally accepted a list of South Korean journalists who were invited for the dismantling of the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site.  The Unification Ministry in Seoul said that it sent the list on Wednesday morning during a phone call at the truce village of Pamnumjeon and it was accepted ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 10:14:43 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136421
<![CDATA[Foreign Journalists' Trip to Nuclear Test Site Delayed due to Rain]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136420 A group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to witness the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, but their departure to the site was delayed due to rain.  Correspondent Igor Zhdanov with Russia's state media RT reported on Tuesday that about 20 journalists from the U.S., ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 09:41:20 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136420
<![CDATA[North Accepts List of S. Korean Reporters to Cover Nuclear Site Dismantlement]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=136419 The Unification Ministry said on Monday that North Korea has accepted a list of reporters from the South who will cover the dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.  A group of journalists from the U.S., the U.K., China and Russia had departed from Beijing Tuesday morning and arrived in North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 09:30:03 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=136419
<![CDATA[Moon Urges US to Continue Preparations for N. Korea Summit]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=136418 President Moon Jae-in met with top U.S. officials at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming summit between Washington and Pyongyang.  In the meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, Moon urged U.S. security and foreign affairs officials to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 08:54:45 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=136418
<![CDATA[Trump Vows to Give Security Guarantees if Kim Agrees to CVID]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136417 U.S. President Donald Trump says he will guarantee the safety of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his regime if Kim agrees to a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.  Trump made the remarks on Tuesday at the White House after a bilateral summit with South Korean President Moon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 08:32:40 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136417
<![CDATA[Moon, Trump Agree to Push for N. Korea Summit as Scheduled]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136416 President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to work together closely to hold the U.S.-North Korea summit set for June 12th in Singapore as scheduled. Moon's chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan said in a news briefing on Wednesday that the two leaders reached the agreement on Tuesday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 08:14:37 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136416
<![CDATA[Pro-N. Korea Newspaper: Inter-Korean Ties, US-N. Korea Dialogue Separate Issues]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136415 A Japan-based newspaper considered to represent North Korea's stance overseas has indicated that Pyongyang is treating inter-Korean relations separately from its dealings with the United States.  In an article posted on its Web site Tuesday, the Choson Sinbo said that having progress on dialogue ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:53:59 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136415
<![CDATA[Top Office: Moon, Trump to Have Candid Talks on Denuclearization, Peace]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136414 South Korea's National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong says President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to have candid and unscripted talks during their summit Wednesday in Washington.  Chung told reporters on the presidential jet en route to Washington that the summit will be an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:30:46 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136414
<![CDATA[Trial over ex-Pres. Lee's Corruption Charges to Begin on Wed. ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136413 Former President Lee Myung-bak's trial on corruption charges is set to begin on Wednesday at the Seoul Central District Court. The session is expected to begin at 2 p.m. and last about six hours. He was indicted last month on 16 charges, including bribery, abuse of power, embezzlement, breach of trust and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:20:23 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136413
<![CDATA[Planes to Fly between Incheon, Taiwan via 2 Routes ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136412 The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport says planes flying between South Korea and Taiwan will be able to use multiple routes throughout the entire flight beginning this week.  Currently, only a section linking Incheon and Jeju is connected through multiple flying routes while there is only ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:09:10 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136412
<![CDATA[Buddhists Wish for Inter-Korean Peace on Budda's Birthday ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136411 Buddhist temples across the nation hosted events on Wednesday marking the two-thousand-562nd birthday of the Buddha.  An event held at Jogye Temple in downtown Seoul brought together around ten-thousand Buddhist monks and lay members, including the the Most Venerable Jinje, who is the supreme patriarch ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:06:55 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136411
<![CDATA[US Mints Commemorative Coin for Summit with N. Korean Leader ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136410 The U.S. government has issued a commemorative coin featuring the likeness of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ahead of their landmark summit in Singapore next month.   U.S. media reported that the White House unveiled the coin on Monday local time.  The front side of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:02:36 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136410
<![CDATA[Seoul Expresses Regret over N. Korea's Refusal to Allow Journalists' Visit]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136409 South Korea's Unification Ministry is expressing regret over North Korea's refusal to allow South Korean journalists to cover the dismantling of the North's nuclear test site.  A statement issued in the name of Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon points out the North had promised to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:02:08 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136409
<![CDATA[Research: 1 in 2 Young S. Koreans Switch Jobs over 10 Years]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=136408 A survey says that around half of young South Koreans have switched jobs at least for once over the past ten years.  The Korea Employment Information Service(KEIS) tracked seven-thousand-987 people who were aged 15 to 29 in 2007, and found that 53-point-two percent changed jobs in the ten years ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 13:58:21 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=136408
<![CDATA[President Moon Arrives in Washington for Talks with Trump]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136407 President Moon Jae-in has arrived in Washington on a visit to the U.S. to coordinate strategies ahead of the planned U.S.-North Korea summit.  Upon arrival at joint Base Andrews near Washington on Monday afternoon local time, the president was greeted by South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Cho Yoon-je and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 12:18:13 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136407
<![CDATA[Air Koryo Carrying Foreign Journalists Leaves Beijing for N. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136406 South Korean journalists were not permitted to board a plane from Beijing to North Korea Tuesday, destined for a viewing of the North's planned demolition of its Punggye-ri nuclear test site.  The Air Koryo flight departed with reporters from the U.S., the U.K., China and Russia Tuesday morning.  The 9 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 12:13:25 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136406
<![CDATA[Hyundai Motor Withdraws Mobis-Glovis Merger due to Investors' Opposition]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=136405 Hyundai Motor Group has withdrawn a corporate restructuring plan centering on the merger of its two affiliates amid opposition from its investors, including U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management.  Hyundai Mobis said on Monday that it will stop the merger with Hyundai Glovis and cancel a temporary ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 18:55:47 +0900 Economy http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Ec_detail.htm?No=136405
<![CDATA[NHK: Foreign Reporters, Except from S. Korea, Receive Visa from N. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136404 Foreign journalists, except those from South Korea, have reportedly received visas to visit North Korea this week to witness the planned dismantlement of the regime’s main nuclear test site.  According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, U.S. and other foreign media personnel obtained entry visas from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 18:49:41 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136404
<![CDATA[Protesters against Minimum Wage Revision Arrested for Trespassing ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136403 Police have arrested a dozen labor activists for trespassing during a protest against a minimum wage revision bill at the National Assembly. The Yeongdeungpo Police Station said on Monday that the 12, all participants in a rally held earlier in the day by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions(KCTU), were ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 18:41:02 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136403
<![CDATA[N. Korea Refuses Second Notification of S. Korean Journalists to Visit Nuclear Site]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136402 North Korea has, once again, refused to receive a list of South Korean journalists to attend the dismantlement of the regime's main nuclear test site. The Unification Ministry in Seoul said it sent the North a telephone message containing its list of eight journalists through a liaison channel at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 18:27:21 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136402
<![CDATA[Unification Minister Urges N. Korea to Keep Promise on S. Korean Journalists]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136401 Seoul has urged Pyongyang to follow through on its promise to allow South Korean journalists to cover the planned dismantling of North Korea's main nuclear test site.  Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon made the request in an interview with Yonhap News on Monday, saying the North made the promise ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 18:19:20 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=136401
<![CDATA[Study: Single-member Households to Account for 36% by 2045]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136400 A recent study estimates one in every three households in South Korea will be single-member households by 2045. In its latest report on Monday, the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements projected that 36-point-three percent of the country's households will be led by single members ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 17:39:13 +0900 Domestic http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=136400
<![CDATA[Moon Orders Transparent Explanation of His Secretary's Meeting with 'Druking']]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=136399 President Moon Jae-in has ordered the presidential office to clearly explain to the public about the latest reports that a presidential secretary had met a blogger and key suspect in an opinion rigging scandal before the presidential election last year. A senior presidential official told reporters on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 17:08:31 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=136399
<![CDATA[Kyodo: N. Korean Diplomat in Russia to Attend Denuclearization Meeting in Moscow]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136398 A North Korean diplomat based in Russia will reportedly attend an experts' meeting on denuclearization to be held in Moscow later this month. Japan's Kyodo News issued the report on Monday citing a statement by Nagasaki University's Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition. Kyodo ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 17:05:10 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136398