<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Domestic]]> 15 en <![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[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[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[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[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[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[Prosecutors Seeking Arrest Warrant for Fmr. Justice Minister's Wife]]> Anchor: Nearly two months after prosecutors launched an investigation into corruption allegations surrounding former Justice Minister Cho Kuk's family, the state agency is seeking an arrest warrant for Cho's wife, Chung Kyung-shim, on multiple charges, including alleged embezzlement and the use of forged ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:31:37 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Gov't Launches Special Crackdown on Vehicle Emissions]]> The Environment Ministry launched on Monday a special crackdown on vehicle emissions together with the Korea Environment Corporation and the nation’s 17 cities and provinces in a bid to slash fine dust levels for the winter season.  The campaign will run through November 15th.  Local governments will ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:57:01 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[S. Korea Confirms 11th Case of African Swine Fever in Wild Boar]]> South Korea has confirmed the discovery of an eleventh wild boar infected with African swine fever(ASF) near the inter-Korean border in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province. The National Institute of Environmental Research(NIER) under the Environment Ministry said on Monday that a wild boar found dead in an area ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:56:19 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Suspected Pathogenic Bird Flu Case Reported in Asan]]> Bird flu has been detected in wild bird droppings in Asan, South Chungcheong Province and authorities are working to determine whether it is highly pathogenic. The National Institute of Environmental Research affiliated with the Environment Ministry said on Sunday that an H5 strain of avian influenza was ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:05:35 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[S. Korea Confirms 10th Case of African Swine Fever in Wild Boar]]> South Korea on Sunday confirmed that a tenth wild boar was found dead with African swine fever(ASF), raising concerns about a possible spread of the animal disease despite massive quarantine measures.  The National Institute of Environmental Research under the Environment Ministry said that the dead animal ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:20:10 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Preliminary Fine Dust Reduction Measures Take Effect in Capital Region]]> Preliminary fine dust reduction measures are being implemented in the Seoul capital region on Monday as fine dust levels are forecast to be higher the next day. The season's first preemptive anti-fine dust measures forbid public sector vehicles with license plates that end in even numbers from operating ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:08:00 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[S. Korea Sets up Barbed Wires in Border Areas to Block Spread of ASF]]> The government has finished setting up barbed wire fences in the North Korea border areas in an effort to block the spread of African swine fever (ASF). In a meeting on ASF at the government complex in Sejong City on Sunday, Agriculture Minister Kim Hyeong-soo said that the government has installed barbed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:12:47 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Police Step up Patrol around US Ambassador's Residence]]> Members of a progressive collegiate association were taken into custody by police after they trespassed into the residence of the U.S. ambassador to South Korea to protest Washington's demand for Seoul to pay more in defense costs. Over a dozen individuals including university students climbed over the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:42:38 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Activists Infiltrate US Ambassador's Residence to Protest USFK Cost Hike]]> More than a dozen South Korean college students and activists have been taken into custody after infiltrating the residence of the U.S. ambassador in protest of Washington’s demand to sharply increase Seoul’s cost burden for keeping U.S. troops in the country.   According to police, 16 members of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:35:58 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Ganghwa Farms Protest Gov't Compensation for Culled Pigs]]> Pig farms in Ganghwa near Incheon are protesting a government plan to provide compensation for the over 40-thousand pigs culled in the area in efforts to prevent the spread of African swine fever.  The Ganghwa branch of the Korea Pork Producers Association on Friday delivered letters to the Agriculture ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:32:50 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Pretrial Hearing for Former Justice Minister's Wife to Begin]]> The pretrial hearing for the wife of former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, who was indicted on charges of forging a college presidential award certificate for her daughter, is set to begin. The Seoul Central District Court will hold the first pretrial hearing on Friday for Professor Chung Kyung-shim. She is not ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:37:25 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Bird Flu Detected in Wild Bird Droppings in Cheongju]]> Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, has been detected in wild bird droppings in North Chungcheong Province.  The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on Thursday that the H5 type of the virus was discovered in wild bird droppings collected at two streams in Cheongju.  The ministry ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:36:41 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[126 Wild Boars Captured, Killed by S. Korean Military-Civilian Operation]]> A joint operation by the South Korean military and civilian hunters to hunt down wild boars with guns and traps to prevent the possible spread of African swine fever(ASF) ended on Thursday with 126 wild boars captured and killed. Defense Ministry spokesperson Choi Hyun-soo said the ministry will assess ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:46:12 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Upholds Suspended Sentence for Lotte Group Chief]]> The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin to two and half years in prison, suspended for four years, for bribery and other irregularities.  Shin was indicted for providing seven billion won to two foundations controlled by former President ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:54:34 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Another Wild Boar Found in Border Zone With ASF Virus]]> A wild boar found dead in an area between the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) and the Civilian Control Line has tested positive for the African swine fever(ASF) virus, raising the number of infected wild boars in South Korea to seven. The National Institute of Environmental Research revealed on Wednesday the animal ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:15:20 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Defense Ministry Vows Removal of Landmines by 2021]]> The Defense Ministry has pledged to mobilize more personnel and equipment to complete the removal of landmines across the country by 2021. The announcement on Wednesday follows a KBS news report that showed there are still some three thousand landmines spread across publicly accessible areas in South Korea, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:21:40 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Six Wild Boars Loose in Seoul amid ASF Concerns]]> Six wild boars were spotted in eastern Seoul on Tuesday amid rising concerns that the animals are a vector for African swine fever(ASF). A city squad in charge of preventing the presence of wild boars said they tried and failed to catch the animals for eight hours, beginning at 8 p.m. The six hogs were ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:17:55 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Agreement Reached Hours into Seoul Metro Union Strike]]> The labor union and the management of Seoul Metro that operate subway lines one through eight reached an agreement on Wednesday morning just hours after the union began a three-day strike. Seoul city said the two sides were able to reach an agreement following behind-the-scenes overnight ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:10:52 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Seoul Metro Labor, Management Resume Negotiations amidst Union Strike]]> The labor union and the management of Seoul Metro that operate subway lines one through eight agreed to resume negotiations on Wednesday hours after the union began a three-day strike. The labor union said on Wednesday that the negotiations are set to resume at around 8 a.m. as management relayed changes in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:46:50 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Seoul Subway Workers Launch 3-Day General Strike]]> Unionized Seoul Metro workers that operate subway lines one through eight launched a three-day general strike on Wednesday after negotiations with management fell through the previous day. The union is seeking an increase in the number of safety-related workers, the abolition of a wage-peak system and the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:15:13 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Police Agency, Police Station Raided in Burning Sun Probe]]> Prosecutors have raided the National Police Agency and the Suseo Police Station in Seoul as part of a probe into irregularities involving a senior police officer and the 'Burning Sun' nightclub. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office dispatched investigators to the locations on Tuesday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:37:23 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US Set to Hold 2nd Round of Defense Cost Talks]]> South Korea and the United States are expected to hold a second round of talks on defense cost-sharing some time next week. The two sides are known to be finalizing a date for the second meeting to discuss the Special Measures Agreement to determine how much Seoul should pay for stationing U.S. troops in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:45:15 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Police Book Convicted Killer Lee Chun-jae on Hwaseong Murder, Rape Charges]]> Convicted killer Lee Chun-jae has been formally booked as a suspect in the Hwaseong serial rape and murder case that occurred in the late 80s and early 90s. The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency announced the move Tuesday, explaining that Lee was booked in order to discover the truth behind the crimes ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:48:14 +0900 Domestic
<![CDATA[Military, Civilian Hunters Pursue Wild Boars to Contain ASF]]> Anchor: South Korea has mobilized the country's military and civilian hunters to hunt down wild boars near its border with North Korea, in a bid to contain the spread of African swine fever(ASF). Choi You Sun has the details. Report: South Korea's ministries of defense and environment said on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:06:40 +0900 Domestic