<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Domestic]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Gov't to Provide 530,000 Temporary Jobs for Elderly in Q1]]> The government will provide 535-thousand temporary jobs for elderly people in the first quarter. The Finance Ministry and the Ministry of Employment and Labor said on Sunday that the government will spend three-point-eight trillion won to provide temporary jobs for 960-thousand people this year. Under ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:58:04 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Seoul to Send Experts to Probe S. Korean Death in Indonesia]]> A team of six experts will be dispatched to Indonesia to investigate the death of a South Korean man in his 50s who was found dead at his home in Kalimantan on Borneo Island. According to the South Korean embassy in Jakarta and the bereaved family, the National Police Agency will dispatch investigators, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:35:12 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Base Fare for Seoul Cabs Rises to 3,800 Won]]> The base taxi fare in Seoul rose to 38-hundred won starting Saturday. The hike took effect from 4 a.m. The base fare has risen about 27 percent from three thousand won. The base rate for late hour rides applied from midnight to 4 a.m. has also jumped from 36-hundred to 46-hundred won. The starting fare ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:21:45 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Bomb Threat Delays Flights Bound for Mongolia From Incheon]]> Local authorities have searched two airplanes scheduled to depart from Incheon International Airport for Mongolia in response to a bomb threat.  The airport’s operator said an e-mail threatening to blow up a plane bound for Mongolia was received on Friday by the airlines operating the Incheon-Mongolia ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:12:50 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Push for Trilateral Treaty on Fine Dust Reduction with China, Japan]]> South Korea will push for the signing of a trilateral treaty with China and Japan to reduce fine dust pollution in Northeast Asia during their environment ministers' meeting in November. The decision was made during the first meeting of a government-civilian fine dust policy deliberation committee ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:54:10 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Court Finds Poet, Media Not Liable for Compensation Filed by Disgraced Poet Ko Un]]> A poet and a media company who accused South Korea's world-renowned poet Ko Un of sexual harassment were found not liable for compensation. The ruling comes after the 85-year-old poet filed a one-billion-won compensation suit against poets Choi Young-mi, Park Jin-sung and the media company that reported ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:19:05 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[PM Lee Asks China's Cooperation on Fine Dust ]]> Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Friday that South Korea's request that China cooperate in addressing the fine dust situation is also necessary for Beijing. During the first meeting of a special committee on tackling fine dust held at the Government Complex in Seoul, Lee also said that it's already been ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:50:45 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Special Law on Reducing Fine Dust to Take Effect Friday]]> A special law aimed at reducing fine dust will take effect in South Korea on Friday. Under the law enacted last August, local governments are obliged to regulate the operation hours of coal power plants if the daily average level of ultrafine particles exceeds 50 micrograms per cubic meter and the figure is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:20:35 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Apartment Prices in Seoul Down for 14th Week]]> Apartment prices in the capital city of Seoul have dropped for the 14th straight week, the longest sustained period of decline since a housing market recession in 2013. The Korea Appraisal Board said Thursday that as of Monday, apartment prices in Seoul were down zero-point-07 percent from the previous ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:00:50 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Gov't to Conduct Nationwide Safety Check on Infrastructure]]> The government will conduct a comprehensive safety check on infrastructure facilities across the country.  The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said that around 142-thousand buildings will be subject to a two-month-long safety check starting from Monday. The inspectors, consisting of officials from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:56:34 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Three Killed in Explosion at Hanwha's Daejeon Plant]]> An explosion at an munition factory in Daejeon City has killed three workers. The explosion coupled with a fire occurred at 8:42 a.m. Thursday at a manufacturing plant handling explosives operated by Hanwha Group. Three people are confirmed dead; one quality inspection employee and two others serving ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:25:02 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Gov't to Lift Standstill Order Due to No New FMD Cases]]> With no new cases of foot-and-mouth disease(FMD) reported for two weeks, the government will lift a standstill order that was issued for livestock farms in two cities in Gyeonggi and North Chungcheong Province.  The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said the movement ban, an order that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:30:28 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Drunk Driver Who Killed Young Soldier Sentenced to 6 Yrs. in Prison]]> The drunk driver that killed a young soldier in Busan in a highly-publicized car crash was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday. The Busan District Court handed down the prison term to the 27-year-old defendant, identified by his surname Park, saying that "the extent to which the crime has been ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:20:09 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Gov't to Dispose of Illegally-Exported Garbage by Next Month]]> Anchor: The South Korean government plans to dispose of illegally-exported garbage that was sent to the Philippines and returned to Korea by next month at the latest.  Choi You Sun has this report.  Report: The Environment Ministry said Tuesday that one-thousand-200 tons of waste that arrived at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:53:42 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Rights Commission: State Responsible for Undocumented Worker's Death during Raid]]> South Korea’s human rights commission says the state is responsible for the death of an undocumented worker who fell eight meters while trying to run away from an immigration office raid. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea on Wednesday released the result of its four-month investigation into ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:31:11 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Polluting Vehicles to Be Banned from Seoul Roads During Fine Dust Emergencies]]> Vehicles that are prone to cause air pollution will be banned from running on Seoul roads when emergency fine dust reduction measures are implemented.  The Seoul Metropolitan Government said a related ordinance will be implemented on Friday.  Under the measure, vehicles given the lowest fifth grade ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:18:23 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Supreme Court to Judge on Raising Maximum Manual Labor Age to 65]]> The Supreme Court will decide on whether or not it will raise the maximum working age for manual laborers from 60 to 65.  On Thursday of next week, the court is scheduled to deliver a verdict in an appeals damage lawsuit by a parent, who lost a four-year-old child in a drowning accident at a pool in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:08:42 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Single People Believe Early 30s is the Ideal Age to Get Married]]> Anchor: A new survey finds that single people believe the early 30s is the most ideal age to get married. The survey also found that single people had a tendency to think less highly of marriage as they get older.  Our Bae Joo-yon has more.  Report: The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:52:54 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[S. Korean Businessman Assaulted by Unidentified Attackers in Turkey]]> A South Korean businessman was recently assaulted by a group of unidentified people in Turkey, sustaining serious injuries. The Foreign Ministry in Seoul said Tuesday that the businessman, who is working for the Istanbul branch office of a South Korean conglomerate, was assaulted by unknown local people ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:45:08 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Honorary Graduation Ceremony Held for Student Victims of Sewol Ferry]]> An honorary graduation ceremony was held for the student victims of the Sewol ferry sinking on Tuesday. Danwon High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province commemorated 250 of its former students who died in the ferry disaster on April 16th, 2014 while on a field trip to Jeju island. Seventy-five of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:38:58 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Chief to Consider Additional Disciplinary Action for Judges Linked to Power Abuse Scandal]]> The head of South Korea's Supreme Court has issued a public apology over the indictment of his predecessor for his involvement in a judicial power abuse scandal and vowed to take additional disciplinary action against judges linked to the scandal. Chief Justice Kim Myeong-su said on Tuesday that after the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:36:21 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Whistle-blower Appears for Questioning for Allegedly Leaking State Secrets]]> A former special inspector who accused the presidential office of conducting surveillance of private citizens appeared on Tuesday to answer prosecutors' questions related to a complaint filed by the president’s office that he leaked state secrets. Before entering the Suwon District ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:57:25 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Taxi Driver Suspected of Self-Immolation Attempt to Protest Carpooling Service]]> Another taxi driver has apparently attempted to set fire to himself amid ongoing talks between the taxi industry and Kakao Mobility over the company’s planned carpooling service.  The 62-year-old driver was found inside a burning taxi in front of the National Assembly in Seoul on Monday afternoon. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:56:06 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Graduation Ceremony to Be Held for Student Sewol Victims]]> An honorary graduation ceremony will be held for the student victims of the Sewol Ferry sinking. Danwon High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province said the event, slated for Tuesday, will commemorate 250 of its former students who died in the ferry disaster on April 16th, 2014 while on a field trip to Jeju. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:26:01 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Civic Groups Condemn Main Opposition Party for Disparaging May 18 Movement]]> An alliance of civic groups is planning massive campaigns in protest of three main opposition lawmakers’ disparaging remarks about the May 18th, 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement.  The groups, including those based in Gwangju, held a joint press conference in the southwestern city on Monday, where ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:15:35 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Seoul Mayor Announces Plan to Shut Down All Dog Slaughterhouses in City]]> Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has announced he will completely shut down all dog slaughterhouses in the capital. After watching "Underdog," the animated film about abandoned dogs on Saturday, Park said most of the dog slaughterhouses in Seoul have already closed down through various measures with only one or ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:54:11 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Ex-Supreme Court Chief Justice Indicted on 47 Charges]]> Anchor: The prosecution has pressed charges against former Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae for his alleged involvement in a massive judicial power abuse scandal. The latest development comes after prosecutors first launched investigations eight months ago.  Our Bae Joo-yon has the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:49:08 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Ex-Supreme Court Chief Indicted on 47 Charges]]> The prosecution has pressed charges against former Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae for his alleged involvement in a massive judicial power abuse scandal. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office indicted Yang on Monday on 47 charges, including abuse of power, dereliction of duty, and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:00:01 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Funeral Held for Late Contract Worker ]]> The funeral for the young subcontract worker Kim Yong-gyun who was killed on the job late last year was held Saturday at Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul. The family and a civic committee earlier announced the ceremony would begin around noon. Before the funeral, memorial events organized by the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 09 Feb 2019 12:52:50 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[S. Korea Deploys Remote-Controlled Munition System]]> South Korea has deployed a remote-controlled munition system.  According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration(DAPA), the  system will bolster defense in major security areas and efficiently deter enemy infiltration during a contingency.  The agency also touted the system’s ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:39:20 +0900 Domestic