<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![CDATA[N. Korea Reports 186,000 More Fever Cases]]> North Korea reported about 186-thousand more fever cases amid an explosive spread of an illness suspected to be COVID-19. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sunday said that the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported one new death and 186-thousand-90 more people ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 22 May 2022 12:40:05 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Cumulative Total of Fever Cases in N. Korea Tops 2 Million]]> Amid an explosive spread of an illness in North Korea suspected to be COVID-19, the cumulative number of fever cases in the country reportedly surpassed two million. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Friday said the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported two new ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 May 2022 13:49:38 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korean Aid Groups Urge Inter-Korean Dialog on COVID-19]]> South Korean aid groups for North Korea have urged authorities in both Koreas to promptly discuss the spread of COVID-19 in the North.   The Korean NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea, which represents dozens of South Korean private groups dedicated to humanitarian aid for the North, the Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 May 2022 19:17:33 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[NIS: N. Korea Ready for Nuke Test, Waiting for Right Timing]]> South Korea's National Intelligence Service says North Korea is ready for a nuclear test, and is waiting for the right timing to conduct the test. Ha Tae-keung of the ruling People Power Party(PPP) on Thursday revealed details of the closed-door meeting of the National Assembly's Intelligence Committee on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 May 2022 14:21:29 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US Defense Chiefs Condemn N. Korea's Missile Launches, Nuke Test Preparations]]> The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States held talks on the phone to discuss North Korea's recent missile launches and its preparations for a possible nuclear test. According to Seoul's defense ministry, defense minister Lee Jong-sup talked to his U.S. counterpart, Lloyd Austin, in a phone ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 May 2022 08:57:05 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Reports One New Death, 260,000 More Fever Cases]]> North Korea has reported another 260-thousand new suspected COVID-19 cases, a week after it first admitted to detecting the virus in the country.   The North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Thursday said the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported one new death and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 May 2022 08:41:49 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Yet to Respond to Proposal for Talks on COVID-19 Assistance]]> North Korea has yet to respond to Seoul's proposal for cross-border working-level discussions for cooperation in the state's COVID-19 quarantine efforts. The unification ministry said on Wednesday that Pyongyang did not mention Seoul's previous attempt to deliver the message through their liaison office ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 May 2022 11:55:23 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Still Mum on Seoul's Offer for Help despite Regular Liaison Office Contact]]> North Korea has remained silent for the second day on South Korea's proposal to hold working-level talks on COVID-19 support. A unification ministry official said Tuesday the two Koreas held their regular afternoon contact via the liaison office at 5 p.m., but the North did not mention whether it ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 May 2022 18:24:03 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Defense Chief Assesses N. Korea Largely Ready for 7th Nuclear Test]]> Minister of Defense Lee Jong-sup assessed that North Korea has completed many aspects of its preparation for a seventh nuclear test, but refrained from predicting its timing. At a meeting of the parliamentary defense committee on Tuesday, Lee said that Pyongyang has made considerable progress in its ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 May 2022 14:11:19 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Deploys Military to Supply Pyongyang Pharmacies amid COVID-19 Outbreak]]> North Korean military personnel have been deployed to supply medicine to pharmacies in the capital of Pyongyang as the suspected transmission of COVID-19 continues across the nation. The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said on Tuesday that troops from the People's Army began transporting ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 May 2022 13:46:41 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Stays Mum for 2nd Day on S. Korea's COVID-19 Assistance Proposal]]> The unification ministry says South and North Korea conducted their regular morning contact via their liaison hotline at 9 a.m. on Tuesday but neither side mentioned Seoul’s proposal to Pyongyang on COVID-19 assistance. A ministry official said the North hung up shortly after routinely notifying the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 May 2022 10:17:59 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Reports 6 New Deaths, Nearly 270,000 More Fever Cases]]> North Korea, which confirmed its first COVID-19 case last week, has reported six additional deaths and nearly 270-thousand new fever cases. According to the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Tuesday, the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported six new deaths and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 May 2022 08:10:58 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Asks for China's Assistance in Fight Against COVID-19]]> North Korea has reportedly asked for China's assistance in its fight against COVID-19 after the outbreak of the virus last week. According to a source familiar with the bilateral relations on Sunday, North Korea recently asked China to provide quarantine supplies and equipment via a diplomatic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 16 May 2022 08:56:23 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Propose Working-level Talks to Help N. Korea's Fight against COVID-19]]> The government reportedly plans to make an official offer early this week to provide assistance in North Korea's fight against COVID-19. A senior government official said on Sunday that the Seoul government is considering officially making the proposal to the North early this week. The Unification ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 15 May 2022 13:42:52 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Report: N. Korea Likely Resumed Construction of Second Nuclear Reactor at Yongbyon]]> North Korea appears to have resumed construction of a second reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear site after a long period of inactivity. According to CNN and other foreign media outlets, new satellite imagery by Maxar showed the North has restarted construction of the reactor recently, and the United States ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 15 May 2022 12:55:56 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Reports 15 New Deaths, 296,000 Fever Cases]]> North Korea, which confirmed its first COVID-19 case last week, has reported 15 additional deaths and more than 290-thousand new fever cases. According to the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sunday, the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported 15 new deaths and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 15 May 2022 12:02:31 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Presidential Official: N. Korea Appears to be Ready for 7th Nuclear Test]]> A presidential official says that North Korea appears to be ready for a nuclear test and may test various types of missiles before the main nuclear test.  An official at the top office presented the assessment on Friday to reporters. The official said South Korea, in cooperation with the United ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 May 2022 19:09:49 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[China Hopes to Enhance Cooperation with N. Korea on COVID-19]]> China has expressed hope to provide support and enhance cooperation with North Korea in the fight against COVID-19.  Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday in a press briefing that anti-virus measures are a common task of the world, when asked if China plans to offer help to the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 May 2022 19:03:18 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Gov't to Provide N. Korea with COVID-19 Vaccines, Supplies]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol plans to provide North Korea with COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies after the regime reported its first confirmed cases of infections and a death since the start of the global pandemic. Presidential spokesperson Kang In-sun said on Friday that details on the aid plan will be ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 May 2022 14:48:32 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Presidential National Security Office Slams N. Korea's Missile Launches]]> The presidential National Security Office(NSO) has strongly condemned North Korea's latest launch of ballistic missiles, calling them a serious provocation. The NSO held a meeting at the crisis management center at the presidential office on Thursday, chaired by National Security Adviser Kim Sung-han. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 May 2022 10:07:06 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[JCS: N. Korea Fires Three Short-Range Ballistic Missiles toward East Sea Thursday]]> South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles from the Sunan area in Pyongyang toward the East Sea on Thursday. The JCS said on Thursday that it detected missiles launched at around 6:29 p.m., adding that they flew 360 kilometers with a maximum altitude ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 May 2022 08:21:17 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Reports Six Deaths, 18,000 Fever Cases]]> North Korea has confirmed its first COVID-19 death, a day after admitting its first case of the virus and ordering a lockdown of cities and counties.  According to the North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Friday, the national emergency quarantine command reported 18-thousand cases of fever ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 May 2022 08:16:34 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Unification Ministry Expresses Hope for Quick End to COVID-19 in N. Korea ]]> Seoul’s unification ministry has expressed hope that North Korea will be able to manage the spread of COVID-19, and for the outbreak to quickly subside.    The ministry issued its official position on Thursday after North Korea confirmed its first ever case earlier in the day.   It said that the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 May 2022 19:44:56 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, Yoon Calls Security Meeting ]]> North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the East Sea, the first since the start of President Yoon Suk Yeol's administration, prompting the top office to convene a security meeting. The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) confirmed the launch on Thursday, with military authorities analyzing the details ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 May 2022 19:08:06 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Military to Revive Term 'Provocation' for N. Korea Ballistic Missile Launches]]> The military and government are expected to revive the term "provocation" when announcing ballistic missile launches by North Korea. According to multiple military sources on Thursday, the defense ministry and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) have been internally reviewing terminology and have reportedly ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 May 2022 15:43:01 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Nominee Open to Supporting N. Korea after 1st COVID-19 Case]]> Unification minister nominee Kwon Young-se said he is open to actively supporting North Korea after the regime admitted for the first time to a confirmed case of COVID-19. At his parliamentary confirmation hearing on Thursday, Kwon said the ministry has already allocated a budget to provide the North with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 May 2022 13:46:08 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Reports First Case of COVID-19]]> North Korea, which has claimed to have no COVID-19 cases, has admitted to its first confirmed case of the virus. The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said on Thursday that the country's quarantine authorities confirmed the first case of the omicron variant among a group in Pyongyang on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 May 2022 09:40:33 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[UNSC Meeting on N. Korea Ends with No Significant Outcome]]> The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss North Korea's missile provocations, but the session produced no significant outcome due to differences among the members. The UNSC convened an open session on Wednesday afternoon at the UN headquarters in New York to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 May 2022 09:26:53 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Pro-N. Korean Media Criticizes Yoon Gov't on Inauguration Day]]> Pro-North Korean media have lodged criticism at the new Yoon Suk Yeol government, pointing to his pledge to further strengthen ties with the U.S. and Japan as a factor that could heighten instability on the Korean Peninsula. The Chosun Sinbo, a Japan-based pro-North Korea newspaper, issued the criticism ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 May 2022 12:43:05 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Military Launches Emergency Task Force to Respond to N. Korea Weapons Tests]]> ​Military authorities have launched a crisis management task force meant to respond to threats from North Korea amid speculation that a nuclear test could be soon coming. According to multiple military sources on Tuesday, the military began operating the task force led by the defense ministry's North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 May 2022 11:14:17 +0900 Inter-Korea