<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![CDATA[China Welcomes US-N. Korea Discussions over Possible 3rd Summit]]> China has welcomed talks between the United States and North Korea regarding a possible third bilateral summit.  Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang relayed his government’s stance in a media briefing on Wednesday when asked about the revelation made by South Korean President Moon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:30:25 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Moon: 'US, N. Korea Discussing Third Bilateral Summit']]> President Moon Jae-in says talks are underway between the United States and North Korea regarding a possible third summit between the two countries.  Moon on Wednesday made the revelations in a written interview carried by multiple domestic and international news agencies. He said bilateral contact is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 26 Jun 2019 17:05:18 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Blames 'Antagonism' Harbored by Pompeo, US Officials to Stalemate]]> North Korea has accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other American officials of "antagonism" towards Pyongyang, warning there will be challenges in the two sides' negotiations for denuclearization. In a statement released by its foreign ministry on Wednesday, Pyongyang said it would be ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:39:02 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[China Protests Possible US Sanction on Chinese Bank over Alleged N. Korea Connection]]> China has protested a media report that said the U.S. government may block a large Chinese bank access to the U.S. financial system over its alleged violation of sanctions on North Korea.  Beijing's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang argued in a briefing on Tuesday that the Chinese government is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 25 Jun 2019 18:46:00 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[WP: Chinese Bank At Risk of Losing Dollar Access Due to Case Regarding N. Korea Sanctions]]> Three large Chinese banks are reportedly being investigated for alleged North Korean sanctions violations with one at risk of losing access to the U.S. financial system.  The Washington Post reported on Monday that a U.S. judge has found three large Chinese banks in contempt for refusing to comply with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:07:22 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US Intelligence Agency Chief: Kim Jong-un Not Ready to Denuclearize]]> The head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency(DIA) says the U.S. intelligence community does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is ready to denuclearize. Reuters reported on Tuesday that DIA Director Robert Ashley made the remarks during an interview with Fox News the previous day. The U.S. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 25 Jun 2019 08:25:02 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Beijing Welcomes Trump-Kim Letter Exchange ]]> China has welcomed the recent exchange of letters between the leaders of the United States and North Korea.  Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said in a media briefing on Monday that China has taken notice of the active attitudes of both sides, adding his country has always thought dialogue ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:11:34 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Trump to Visit S. Korea on Saturday for 2-Day Stay]]> U.S. President Donald Trump will make a two-day official visit to South Korea on Saturday and hold a summit with President Moon Jae-in on Sunday.  ​Presidential spokesperson Ko Min-jung said in a news briefing on Monday that the two leaders will discuss ways to strengthen the alliance and to cooperate ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:23:33 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Gov't Reiterates Desire To Hold Inter-Korean Summit Ahead of S. Korea-US Summit]]> The Unification Ministry has reiterated its desire for an inter-Korean summit before the G20 forum and a South Korea-U.S. summit are held later this week.  Ministry spokesperson Lee Sang-min stressed the view on Monday during a news briefing when asked about the possibility of an inter-Korean summit being ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:59:39 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea Starts Administrative Procedures to Review Rice Aid to N. Korea]]> South Korean administrative procedures have begun regarding a proposed 50-thousand ton rice donation to North Korea via the World Food Program(WFP). According to a government official on Monday, the Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council, a joint government and civilian committee, has begun ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:44:47 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Launches Election Committees Ahead of Local Elections]]> North Korea has reportedly formed regional election committees ahead of nationwide rubber-stamp elections set for next month. The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Monday that election committees were launched for the July 21st elections to determine new officials at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:26:05 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Top Office Positive about Exchange of Letters between US, N. Korean Leaders]]> South Korea's presidential office said on Sunday that it expects the exchange of letters between the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. to aid dialogue progress between the two nations. Presidential spokesperson Ko Min-jung said in a statement that the government positively assesses the exchange of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:40:13 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Navy, Coast Guard Drive out N. Korean Boat in East Sea]]> South Korea's Coast Guard and Navy jointly drove away a North Korean fishing boat entering the South's waters on Saturday. The Coast Guard said on Saturday that the five-ton North Korean vessel was detected by a Navy surveillance plane at around 9 a.m. in waters 114 kilometers northeast of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:59:45 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US Redesignates N. Korea as CPC in Religious Freedom Report]]> The United States said Friday that North Korea is "horrible" on human rights and religious freedom. The State Department released its annual report on international religious freedom covering the year 2018.  It noted that the UN Commission of Inquiry in 2014 concluded there was an "almost complete ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:10:51 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA['Safe Drinking Water Out of Reach for 1 out of 3 N. Koreans']]> A UN report finds that one out of every three North Koreans does not have access to safe drinking water. According to the report released last week by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 67 percent of North Korea's population were accessed to have access to safely managed drinking water as of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:06:57 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[KCNA: Kim, Xi Reach Consensus on Important Issues]]> North Korean state media reports that leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a consensus on important issues during a luncheon Friday, the second and final day of Xi's visit to Pyongyang. The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that during the luncheon, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 22 Jun 2019 12:57:18 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Xi Supports N. Korea's Efforts to Politically Resolve Issues on the Peninsula ]]> Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that he supports North Korea's new strategic stance and its efforts for the political resolution of Korean Peninsula issues. Xi and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un also hinted at Beijing playing an important role in the North Korea denuclearization process by ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 22 Jun 2019 12:54:37 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Trump Extends Sanctions on N. Korea for Another Year]]> U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday extended existing sanctions on North Korea for another year. In a notice to Congress, Trump said he is renewing the "national emergency" with respect to North Korea that was first declared in Executive Order 13466 in June 2008 during the George W. Bush ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 22 Jun 2019 12:53:06 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[UN Rapporteur Stresses Importance of Discussing N. Korean Human Rights]]> UN Special Rapporteur on North Korea human rights Tomas Ojea Quintana has emphasized the severity of human right violations in North Korea.  He spoke on the situation at a press conference in Seoul on Friday, where he wrapped up his latest visit to South Korea aimed at collecting data for a report to be ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:33:04 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[UN Grants Sanctions Waivers for 22 N. Korea Aid Projects This Year]]> The United Nations has granted North Korea sanction waivers on 22 humanitarian aid projects so far this year. This is according to a tally by the UN Security Council's North Korean sanctions committee's website. The 22 projects include a UNICEF program in January on combating and preventing ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:52:14 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Seoul Conveys to N. Korea Desire for Another Inter-Korean Summit]]> Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul says Seoul has conveyed to Pyongyang that it would be desirable to hold another inter-Korean summit ahead of a South Korea-U.S. summit slated for the end of this month. Kim revealed the move on Friday to a special committee of the ruling Democratic Party on unification and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:29:45 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[RFA: US Has No Immediate Plans To Provide Humanitarian Aid to N. Korea]]> The United States reportedly has no immediate plans to provide humanitarian aid to North Korea but supports South Korea's plan to offer food aid to the regime. According to Radio Free Asia on Friday, the U.S. State Department says Washington has no immediate intentions to provide unilateral humanitarian ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:26:35 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[KCNA: Kim, Xi Agree to Enhance Ties for Regional Peace, Stability]]> North Korean state media reported on Friday that the leaders of North Korea and China have agreed to further develop bilateral relations for regional peace and stability.  The Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping held summit talks on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:55:58 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Kyodo: ASEAN Leaders to Discuss Inviting N. Korean Leader to Special Summit in S. Korea]]> The Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) will reportedly discuss inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a special ASEAN summit to be held in South Korea later this year. Japan's Kyodo News reported on Thursday that during an ASEAN meeting this weekend in Bangkok, member states will discuss the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:21:46 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Coast Guard Head Checks Security in West Coast after N. Korean Boat Passes Unnoticed]]> The head of the central region branch of the Korea Coast Guard has checked on the security situation along South Korea's western coastal areas near the inter-Korean maritime border.   Commissioner Koo Ja-young’s field inspection in Ganghwa Island in Incheon on Thursday came after authorities ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:22:25 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA['Higher Status Given to Xi's Visit is to Give More Face to Kim']]> A Hong Kong daily said that the higher status accorded to Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to North Korea may be a way of “giving more face” to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The South China Morning Post reported on Thursday that Xi’s trip is the first by a Chinese leader to be given the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:24:07 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Moon's Special Adviser: US, N. Korea Have Big 'Trust Gap']]> A special security adviser to President Moon Jae-in called on North Korea to produce concrete steps to overcome a big "trust gap" that exists between it and the U.S. following the failed Hanoi summit in February. Moon Chung-in, special adviser on unification, diplomacy and security affairs, made the remarks ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:15:55 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Coast Guard Feels Responsible over N. Korean Boat]]> South Korea's Coast Guard failed to detect a North Korean boat that entered South Korean waters last week despite the presence of patrol boats operating at the time.  The small wooden boat carrying four North Koreans was reported by a civilian at the east coast port of Samcheok, Gangwon Province at 6:50 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:23:55 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Xinhua: Xi Arrives in N. Korea for State Visit]]> Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday, kicking off the first state visit by a Chinese leader in North Korea in 14 years.  China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that Xi arrived at Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport late Thursday morning after departing for the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:26:06 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea Decides to Give 50,000 Tons of Rice to N. Korea]]> The South Korean government has decided to provide North Korea with 50-thousand tons of rice through an international organization.  Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul announced the plan in a media briefing on Wednesday, adding the humanitarian aid will be delivered via the World Food ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:29:23 +0900 Inter-Korea