<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![CDATA['Kim Jong-un's Aide Checks Areas Surrounding Samsung's Smartphone Plants in Vietnam]]> A close aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly checked the areas around the smartphone manufacturing facilities of Samsung Electronics in Vietnam on Sunday. A source said that Kim Chang-son, the North Korean leader's de facto chief of staff, departed the Vietnamese government's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:05:10 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Two Koreas Discuss Pending Issues of Cooperation]]> South and North Korea have discussed pending issues between them at the joint liaison office in the North's border city of Gaeseong South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung met director of the North Korea Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland Hwang Chung-song on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:21:04 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA['Substantial South-North Event for Independence Movement Unlikely']]> The Unification Ministry says it's unlikely that the two Koreas will hold a substantial joint event to commemorate the centennial of the March First Independence Movement against Japanese colonial rule.   A ministry official told reporters on Thursday that with only two weeks to go before the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:21:06 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[USFK Chief: Presence of US Troops Needed Until Signing of Peace Treaty]]> U.S. Forces Korea Commander Robert Abrams said that the U.S. needs to keep its troops on the Korean Peninsula until a peace treaty is signed by all related parties.  The commander made the remarks on Tuesday during a hearing at the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.  He told a senator that unless ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:13:51 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Survey: More S. Korean Students Have Favorable Views of N. Korea]]> The number of South Korean students who view North Korea as an enemy has drastically fallen.  The Unification Ministry on Tuesday announced the outcome of a survey conducted on around 83-thousand students at 597 elementary, middle and high schools across the country between October and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:20:29 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korean Group Leaves for N. Korea for Private Exchange Event]]> A delegation of about 250 South Koreans visited North Korea on Tuesday for a joint event at Mount Geumgang.  The event, dubbed “New Year Gathering for the Implementation of the June 15th Joint Declaration,” is the first inter-Korean private exchange event to be held this year. The delegation ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:24:11 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea Proposes N. Korea's Participation in Aquatics Worlds in Gwangju]]> South Korea has officially proposed North Korea send its athletes, cheerleaders and performers for the aquatics worlds it will host later this year.  Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon made the proposal on Monday during a Seoul event to unveil the mascot of the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships to be held ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:42:06 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Malware Designed to Leak Classified Information Found in Bus Information Apps]]> Malware that steals a user's personal information has been found on an Android application that provides information on buses that operate in South Korea's major cities. U.S.-based global computer security software company McAfee said Sunday that the malware was found on particular versions of four apps ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:49:42 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korean Media Urge Corresponding Action from US]]> North Korea has called for corresponding measures from the U.S. as the two sides are expected to hold another round of working-level talks ahead of their summit in Vietnam. In an editorial on Monday, the North's propaganda outlet "Arirang-Meari" said that if the United States responds with reliable ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:43:12 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi Gov't to Push for Joint Customs Office with N. Korea Near Border]]> The Gyeonggi provincial government will push to establish a joint inter-Korean customs, immigration and quarantine(CIQ) office in the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) in line with the central government's railway project with North Korea. People are currently required to go through two separate immigration ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:48:13 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Vice Unification Minister Meets with Deputy US Envoy on N. Korea]]> South Korea's Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung met with a senior U.S. official and discussed the outcome of recent negotiations between the United States and the North in Pyongyang. The Unification Ministry said Sunday that Chun's meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Korea ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 10 Feb 2019 13:37:52 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US Envoy Leaves Seoul after Talks in Pyongyang]]> United States Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun departed Seoul on Sunday after returning from three-day talks in Pyongyang. Biegun boarded a flight home on Sunday morning at Incheon International Airport after meeting senior officials of South and North Korea last week. When he ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 10 Feb 2019 12:54:36 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US Envoy Says Talks in Pyongyang were 'Productive']]> U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said Saturday that his three-day talks in Pyongyang were "productive." During a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in Seoul, the U.S. envoy said "we don't know where it is going to go" but the U.S. is in the midst of a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 09 Feb 2019 13:31:04 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Xinhua: Delay in Joint Drill Announcement is in Consideration of N. Korea]]> China's state-run Xinhua news agency says the decision by South Korea and the U.S. to delay their announcement on joint military drill plans to after the North Korea-U.S. summit is in consideration of Pyongyang. The report said Saturday the postponement appears to have considered North Korea's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 09 Feb 2019 12:54:24 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Gov't Approves N. Korea Visit by S. Korean Group for Private Exchange Event]]> The government has approved a visit to North Korea by a group of South Koreans scheduled to take part in an inter-Korean event at Mount Geumgang next week.  The event, dubbed “New Year Gathering for the Implementation of the June 15th Joint Declaration,” is the first inter-Korean private exchange ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:32:49 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korean Medical Experts to Attend Int'l Conference in S. Korea]]> A group of North Korean medical experts will attend an international medical conference in South Korea later this year.  According to Cho Nam-han, the president of the International Diabetes Federation(IDF), 50 North Korean medical professionals, including doctors and nurses, will be invited to the IDF ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:53:24 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Korean Businesses Hopeful for Reopening of Gaeseong Complex]]> Anchor: Expectations are growing that the shuttered inter-Korean industrial complex in the North Korean border city of Gaeseong may resume operations following a second summit between Washington and Pyongyang. Lee Bo-kyung has the story. Report: Over the past three years, South Korean businesses with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:03:30 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US, N. Korea to Continue Working-level Talks in Pyongyang]]> The U.S. and North Korea will continue working-level talks in Pyongyang for a second day on Thursday to prepare for the summit between their leaders, set for February 27th and 28th in Vietnam. U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun and his North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok-chol ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:49:05 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Two Koreas to Hold Talks on 'Ssireum' Exchanges Next Week]]> South and North Korea will hold talks next week to discuss ways to boost exchanges in the art of traditional Korean wrestling, known as "ssireum."  According to Seoul's Korea Ssireum Association(KSA) on Wednesday, its chairman Park Pal-yong and vice chief Kim Jeong-ki will embark on a two-day trip to the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:34:51 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[No. of Tourists to Key Security Attractions up 29%]]> The number of tourists who visited key security attractions in Paju City was found to have surged sharply last year amid warming inter-Korean relations.  According to Paju City in Gyeonggi Province, some 617-thousand people last year visited the Dora Observatory and the Third Underground Tunnel located ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:21:45 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Gov't to Begin Arranging 4th Inter-Korean Summit After Holiday]]> The government is set to launch efforts after the lunar New Year holidays to arrange another inter-Korean summit in a bid to strengthen North Korea’s denuclearization pledge that is likely to be polished during the second U.S.-North Korea summit.  The Seoul-based Yonhap news agency Monday quoted an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 04 Feb 2019 13:57:25 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[4,900 S. Korean Applicants of Inter-Korean Family Reunions Died in 2018 Alone]]> The Unification Ministry said Sunday that about 49-hundred applicants of inter-Korean family reunions died of old age last year alone. As of the end of last year, some 133-thousand-200 South Koreans were registered with the country's Red Cross as hopeful participants in the reunion program for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 03 Feb 2019 13:11:36 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Two Koreas Discuss Event to Mark Independence Movement Centennial]]> South and North Korea exchanged opinions on a plan to jointly commemorate the forthcoming centennial of the March First Independence Movement against Japan’s colonial rule.  South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung and Kim Kwang-song, acting chief of the North Korean side, met Friday at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 Feb 2019 18:40:36 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US Envoy: Pullout of US Troops Never Been Discussed ]]> The U.S. special envoy for North Korea said that the U.S. is not involved in any discussions regarding a possible withdrawal of U.S forces from South Korea.  According to AFP on Friday, U.S. Special Representative Stephen Biegun revealed the position when responding to questions after a speech at Stanford ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:53:49 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US, N. Korea to Hold Working-level Talks Next Week Ahead of Summit ]]> North Korea and the U.S. will hold working-level talks next week to prepare for a second summit between their leaders. The U.S. State Department said Thursday that Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to Seoul on Sunday for follow-up meetings with his North Korean counterpart, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:59:31 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Two Koreas Make Contact for Joint Survey of Roads]]> South and North Korea have discussed some issues concerning a joint project to modernize and reconnect roads.  Seoul’s Unification Ministry said a working-level meeting was held at the Joint Liaison Office in the North Korean border city of Gaeseong on Thursday.  Participants from both sides ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:14:29 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korean Media Report Art Troupe's Performances in China]]> North Korean media on Thursday reported on the recent performance by one of the nation's art troupes in China, highlighting friendship between the two nations ahead of the second North-U.S. summit. The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said the art troupe has borne much fruit with its ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:45:17 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea, UNSC Complete Discussions on Sanctions Exemption for Joint Road Survey]]> South Korea and the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) have reportedly completed discussions on granting sanctions exemptions for an inter-Korean inspection of roads in North Korea.  According to a diplomatic source on Thursday, the two sides recently wrapped up discussions on the matter, indicating the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:58:32 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Trump Sees 'Decent Chance' of N. Korea Denuclearization]]> U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he looks forward to meeting soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, claiming progress is being made. Trump tweeted “North Korea relationship is best it has ever been with U.S. No testing, getting remains, hostages returned.” He added there is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:52:04 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Two Koreas to Make Contact over Joint Road Project ]]> South and North Korea are expected to make working-level contact on Thursday over a joint project to link and refurbish roads.  Seoul’s Unification Ministry revealed the plan on Wednesday, explaining the contact is is meant to share technical documents and data regarding the project.  Three ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 30 Jan 2019 19:24:53 +0900 Inter-Korea