<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![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[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[N. Korean Media Report Unified Ping Pong Team's Victory]]> North Korean media have reported the victory of a unified Korean team at an international table tennis tournament in South Korea. The North's official Korean Central News Agency reported on Sunday that the duo of South Korean Jang Woo-jin and North Korean Cha Hyo-sim won the gold medal at the mixed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:52:11 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=138010
<![CDATA[Ex-LKP Chief: N. Korea Will Never Give Up Nukes]]> Hong Joon-pyo, the former chief of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), has reiterated his opposition to the government's North Korea policy. Writing on Facebook on Saturday, the conservative politician, who is visiting the U.S. at the moment, argued that North Korea's attitude has not ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:50:29 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=138001
<![CDATA[Kang Meets UN Chief, Urges Support on Denuclearization]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York on Friday and discussed North Korea. She explained recent affairs on the Korean Peninsula and asked for continued UN support to achieve complete denuclearization and lasting peace on the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:44:16 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137999
<![CDATA[Kang, Pompeo Hold Talks in New York ]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her U.S. counterpart Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in New York on Friday. The two last met 12 days ago in Tokyo following Pompeo's visit to North Korea. The New York meeting was also attended by Seoul's Permanent Representative to the United ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:38:19 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137998
<![CDATA[Pompeo Urges Strict Enforcement of N. Korea Sanctions]]> U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stressed the full enforcement of sanctions on North Korea. Reuters News quoted the top U.S. diplomat as telling reporters after meeting with members of the UN Security Council in New York Friday that the Security Council is united on the need for the final, fully ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:35:43 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137997
<![CDATA[FM Kang: Koreas May Discuss Measures to Confirm Nuke Site Shutdown]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha says the two Koreas may discuss a way to confirm whether Pyongyang has really shut down its nuclear test site.  Kang made the remark on Thursday in an interview with BBC, during her first visit to London since she took office, adding she expects they will be able to go ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:16:31 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137992
<![CDATA[China, Russia Delay US Action over N. Korea's Alleged Oil Sanction Breach]]> China and Russia have reportedly put the brakes on the United States for trying to persuade the international community to stop selling refined oil to North Korea this year.  According to international news agencies, including the Associated Press and Reuters, Beijing and Moscow on Thursday blocked ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:01:00 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137991
<![CDATA[N. Korean Economy Contracts 3.5% in 2017]]> North Korea's economy contracted sharply last year due to tighter global sanctions and a severe drought.  According to data by the South's Bank of Korea on Friday, North Korea's gross domestic product(GDP) is estimated to have shrunk three-point-five percent in 2017 from the previous ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:06:44 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137988
<![CDATA[Top Office: No Talk Yet on Date of Next Inter-Korean Summit ]]> The presidential office says that the date of President Moon Jae-in's trip to North Korea in the fall for a planned summit with the regime’s leader Kim Jong-un is not yet being discussed.  In a Friday briefing, Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom was asked about whether the issue of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:49:45 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137986
<![CDATA[N. Korean Daily Blasts Moon's Remarks Made in Singapore]]> The official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling party has strongly denounced remarks President Moon Jae-in made in Singapore last week in an apparent show of its growing discontentment with the slow development of inter-Korean ties.  The Rodong Sinmun on Friday claimed that key inter-Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:15:50 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137981
<![CDATA[N. Korean Media: N. Korean Restaurant Workers Case Could Affect Family Reunions]]> North Korea's media have repeated their calls for South Korea to repatriate its restaurant workers who defected to the South in 2016, warning that the issue could hinder the planned reunions of families separated during the Korean War.  The North's propaganda Web site Uriminzokkiri said on Friday that if ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:29:04 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137967
<![CDATA[Two Koreas to Conduct Joint Field Inspections on N. Korean Railways]]> South and North Korea have agreed to conduct joint on-site inspections on railway sections in the North beginning on Friday.  Seoul’s Unification Ministry said on Thursday that the North had responded through the communication channel at the truce village of Panmunjeom to the South’s ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:21:16 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137957
<![CDATA[‘Seoul to Punish Those Responsible for N. Korean Coal Entry’]]> Seoul says it will punish those found to be responsible for the alleged illegal entry of North Korean coal into the country if necessary.  Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk relayed the government’s stance in a regular media briefing on Thursday, adding the related local authorities are ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:08:26 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137952
<![CDATA[Repair Work Under Way for Inter-Korean Liaison Office in Gaeseong]]> South Korean officials and workers are conducting repair work at the Gaeseong Industrial Complex in North Korea in a bid to open an inter-Korean liaison office there in August.  A Unification Ministry official in Seoul told reporters on Thursday that some of the South Korean group began staying in living ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:07:05 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137941
<![CDATA[S. Korea Holding Vessel Involved in Transporting N. Korean Coal]]> South Korea said Wednesday that it has been holding since January a Togo-flagged ship involved in transporting North Korean coal exports banned under a UN sanctions resolution. A Foreign Ministry official said that the government stated the maritime interdiction in its sanctions implementation report, which ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:51:25 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137935
<![CDATA[S. Korea Probes Illegal Shipments of N. Korean Coal]]> South Korean authorities are probing the illegal entry of North Korean coal into South Korean ports last year in violation of United Nations sanctions. Foreign ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk said on Tuesday that the authorities are currently investigating the case, adding that the government has been ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:26:14 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137911
<![CDATA[Stars&Stripes: N. Korea to Return up to 55 US War Remains on July 27]]> North Korea reportedly plans to repatriate the remains of 50 to 55 American soldiers killed during the Korean War later this month.  The American military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported on the North’s plan on Tuesday citing a U.S. official, who said the North will allow the U.S. to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:41:33 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137898
<![CDATA[Trump Says He is in No Rush over N. Korea's Denuclearization]]> U.S. President Donald Trump says he's not in a rush to wrap up negotiations over North Korea’s denuclearization.  He made the remark in an interview with CBS on Monday before he sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a bilateral summit in Helsinki.  Asked whether he thinks ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:33:51 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137894
<![CDATA[S. Korea Asks N. Korea about Date of Fall Concert in Seoul]]> Seoul has asked Pyongyang to confirm the date of a concert by North Korean performers in Seoul that was proposed by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in April. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said in a press briefing on Monday that it made the inquiry as it is important to finalize a date for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:50:17 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137855
<![CDATA[S. Korean Pro-Unification Group Visits N. Korea]]> Members of a pro-unification civic organization arrived in North Korea on Monday to discuss the return of remains of forced Korean laborers from the Japanese colonial era as well as other projects. A three-member delegation led by Kim Hong-gul, head of the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:12:25 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137852
<![CDATA[N. Korea Announces Large-scale Pardons for Prisoners]]> North Korea will reportedly grant large-scale pardons ahead of the 70th anniversary of the regime's foundation on September ninth. The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Monday that the North will pardon those who are convicted of crimes starting August first.  The KCNA said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:10:51 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137840
<![CDATA[UN Exempts Sanctions for Restoration of Military Communication Lines]]> A United Nations committee has reportedly approved a temporary lift of sanctions against North Korea at the request of South Korea. The UN committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea reportedly approved a temporary exemption on 51 items, including fuel and trucks, that are needed for restoring ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:39:17 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137830
<![CDATA[N. Koreans Arrive in S. Korea for Int'l Table Tennis Event]]> North Korean players and officials have arrived in South Korea to take part in an international table tennis tournament set for this week in Daejeon.  Sixteen North Korean players and nine officials arrived at Incheon International Airport at 12:10 p.m. Sunday on a flight via Beijing to participate in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:40:48 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137828
<![CDATA[Unification Minister: Current Situation Is Start of a New Beginning]]> Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon has said that the current situation on the Korean Peninsula is the start of a "new beginning" for the region.   Speaking at an annual forum hosted by the Korea Peace Foundation on Friday, Cho said it still feels as if we are walking on thin ice as he offered what he ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:00:25 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137808
<![CDATA[N. Korean Players to Visit S. Korea Sunday for Int'l Table Tennis Tournament]]> North Korea will send a delegation of 16 players and nine officials on Sunday to an international table tennis tournament in South Korea set to open next week.  The delegation will arrive at Incheon International Airport on Sunday morning on a flight via Beijing.  The North Korean athletes and officials ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:30:29 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137791
<![CDATA[Moon: N. Korea's Criticism of US is Possibly Negotiation Strategy]]> President Moon Jae-in has downplayed North Korea’s criticism of the U.S., saying it could be a strategy in negotiations over the regime’s denuclearization.  According to Presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan, Moon made the remark during his meetings with Singaporean leaders in the city-state ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:27:40 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137784
<![CDATA[Moon: Declaring End to War Will be Milestone toward Permanent Peace]]> President Moon Jae-in says that declaring a formal end to the Korean War will be a milestone toward permanent peace.  In a written interview with The Straits Times published Thursday which took place before his first state visit to Singapore, Moon said that it is the Seoul government's goal to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:34:14 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137750
<![CDATA[Unification Minister Optimistic Over Swift Denuclearization ]]> South Korea’s Unification Minister has expressed optimism that North Korea’s denuclearization will be implemented swiftly once related negotiations are on track. Cho Myoung-gyon revealed his stance during a National Unification Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, adding both U.S. President Donald ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:42:02 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=137748