<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Parasites Found in Trash-filled Balloons from N. Korea]]> Parasites have been detected in some of the trash-filled balloons sent by North Korea earlier this month, but no harm is expected from them. According to the Ministry of Unification on Monday, numerous parasites, such as roundworms, whipworms and threadworms were found in the soil contained in the trash, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2024 17:30:50 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Defectors’ Group Sends Plastic Bottles Carrying Rice to N. Korea]]> A North Korean defectors’ group said it sent 200 plastic bottles containing rice across the border on Saturday.  The group known as "Keunsaem" revealed on Sunday that it cast the bottles containing rice, one-dollar bills and USB drives, among other items, into the sea from the western border island of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:21:58 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Likely Provided 1.6 Mil Artillery Shells to Russia ]]> North Korea reportedly provided more than 74-thousand tons of explosives for Russia from last August through January this year. The explosives were distributed from two ports in Russia’s Far East to 16 sites mainly along the country’s western borders near Ukraine, according to The Washington Post on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 24 Jun 2024 08:31:34 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea to Hold Key Party Meeting This Week]]> North Korea's ruling Workers' Party will hold a key meeting this week to review performances of major projects in the first half of the year. On May 24, the Politburo of the party's Central Committee decided to convene the 10th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee in late June to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 23 Jun 2024 11:59:00 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Hints at More Trash Balloons after Defectors Resume Anti-Regime Leaflet Activity]]> North Korea hinted Friday that it will send more trash-carrying balloons toward South Korea in protest of a North Korean defector group's flying of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets north of the border. In a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency(KCNA), Kim Yo-jong, the sister ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Jun 2024 15:17:16 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[JCS: N. Korean Soldiers Crossed DMZ Border Again Thursday]]> A group of North Korean soldiers crossed the inter-Korean border again on Thursday while working inside the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone(DMZ). According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) on Friday,  North Korean soldiers, who were engaged in unspecified work, crossed the Military ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Jun 2024 11:17:55 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Cargo Ship Seized for Suspected Violation of UN Sanctions on N. Korea]]> A 29-hundred-ton cargo ship was seized near the Korea Strait on Thursday over suspicions of violating UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea. On board the stateless ship were fourteen crew members, including the captain. The vessel is currently anchored at a location in the southeastern port ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2024 16:23:51 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Unification Ministry: N. Korea, Russia Flaunted Upgraded Ties, Anti-West Solidarity]]> The South Korean ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs on Thursday assessed that North Korea and Russia officially flaunted their upgraded bilateral relations and strengthened anti-U.S. and anti-West solidarity centered on military cooperation. An official at Seoul's unification ministry provided this ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2024 13:26:25 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea, Russia Pledge Immediate Military Aid in Case of Attack]]> North Korea and Russia have agreed to provide immediate military aid if either nation faces an armed invasion, implying automatic military intervention in such scenarios.  The North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Thursday released the full text of the comprehensive strategic partnership ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2024 11:00:36 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[AP: Russia-N. Korea Partnership Deal 'Strongest Since Cold War']]> The Associated Press(AP) said on Wednesday that Russia and North Korea signed a partnership deal that appeared to be the "strongest since the Cold War."  The AP presented this assessment after Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a comprehensive strategic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2024 09:16:28 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Russian FM Calls Russia-N. Korea Mutual Assistance Clause ‘Defensive’]]> Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has reportedly said that a mutual assistance commitment between North Korea and Russia, in the event of an attack on either nation, is strictly “defensive” in nature. According to the Russian TASS news agency on Thursday, the top diplomat issued the position in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Jun 2024 08:42:40 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea and Russia Declare Upgrading Bilateral Ties to an Alliance]]> North Korea and Russia have declared that they are upgrading their bilateral relations to an alliance.  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in a joint press statement following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Pyongyang on Wednesday that their countries' relations have reached a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Jun 2024 19:41:37 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea's UN Ambassador Criticizes N. Korea-Russia Arms Transfers]]> South Korea’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Hwang Joon-kook, has criticized illegal arms transfers between North Korea and Russia as a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, saying that it is immoral to assist Russia in its illegal invasion of Ukraine.  Hwang issued the criticism on Tuesday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Jun 2024 10:11:52 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Putin in N. Korea for Summit]]> Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in North Korea in the early hours of Wednesday morning for a state visit. The Kremlin said that Putin landed in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, shortly after 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Russian media outlets said the presidential plane carrying Putin touched down at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Jun 2024 08:50:07 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[JCS: Warning Shots Fired after Dozens of N. Korean Soldiers Crossed MDL ]]> Dozens of North Korean soldiers crossed the inter-Korean border in the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone(DMZ) dividing the two Koreas at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The North Korean soldiers returned to the northern side of the buffer zone immediately after the South Korean military fired warning ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Jun 2024 12:40:20 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[JCS: Numerous N. Korean Soldiers Recently Killed, Injured from Mine Explosions while Working inside DMZ]]> A number of North Korean soldiers working within the two Koreas' land border buffer area of the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) have recently been killed or injured from mine explosions. According to an official from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) on Tuesday, the North is seemingly pushing ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Jun 2024 12:34:41 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Kremlin: Russia, N. Korea May Sign Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Treaty during Putin’s Visit]]> Russian President Vladimir Putin will reportedly sign about several documents during his visit to North Korea, including a possible comprehensive strategic partnership treaty. According to Russia’s state-owned media agencies TASS and Sputnik, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Monday that works ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Jun 2024 09:11:11 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Putin: Russia, N. Korea to Develop Mutual Settlement System Not Restrained by West]]> Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia and North Korea will develop systems for trade and mutual settlements not restrained by Western countries and jointly oppose their illegitimate restrictive measures.  Putin, who is set to visit North Korea on Tuesday, made the remarks in an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Jun 2024 08:57:41 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Putin to Visit N. Korea Tuesday]]> North Korea’s state media said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a two-day visit to North Korea starting Tuesday.  The Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) and other state media announced on Monday that Putin will pay a state visit to the North on Tuesday and Wednesday at the invitation of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 17 Jun 2024 22:08:39 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Swedish Think Tank: N. Korea Estimated to Have 50 Nuclear Warheads]]> A Swedish think tank said the number of nuclear warheads possessed by North Korea is estimated at 50 this year, up 20 from a year earlier.  The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI) presented the estimate in its Yearbook 2024 released on Sunday.  The SIPRI estimated that as of January, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 17 Jun 2024 10:27:24 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Foreign Minister: S. Korea to Take Necessary Steps Depending on Russia-N. Korea Agreements]]> Foreign minister Cho Tae-yul said that it remains to be seen what agreements North Korea and Russia will reach during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Pyongyang, but the government will take necessary measures depending on the results. Appearing on a cable TV channel on Sunday, the minister ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 17 Jun 2024 09:19:51 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Seoul Urges Moscow to Fulfill Duties as UNSC Permanent Member ]]> The South Korean ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs urged Russia to fulfill its responsibility as a permanent member of the UN Security Council amid concerns over enhanced Pyongyang-Moscow military cooperation during Russian President Vladimir Putin's expected visit to North Korea next ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 14:41:11 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Appears to be Making Preparations to Welcome Putin ]]> North Korea appears to have installed a red object in front of its Paekhwawon State Guest House in Pyongyang amid reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit North Korea in a few days.  The Voice of America(VOA) reported on Friday that a red object which was not there before was observed in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 10:19:36 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Beyond Parallel: Surge in Activities at Sinpo Suggests Possible SLBM Test Preparations]]> A U.S. think tank has observed a surge in submarine-related activities at North Korea’s Sinpo shipyard, saying that the North may carry out submarine-launched ballistic missile(SLBM) tests this summer.  Citing satellite imagery, the Beyond Parallel website run by the Center for Strategic and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 09:56:24 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Kremlin: Potential for Development of Russia-N. Korea Relations 'Very Deep']]> The Kremlin reportedly said on Thursday that the potential for the development of Russia’s relations with North Korea is “very deep.” According to Russian state news agency Sputnik, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov made the statement to reporters when asked if the West should be concerned about ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 08:49:23 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[UNC Investigates N. Korean Border Incursion, S. Korean Loudspeaker Broadcasts]]> The United Nations Command(UNC) said on Thursday that it is investigating a series of incidents that occurred recently in the inter-Korean border area including a border incursion by North Korean soldiers and South Korea’s anti-Pyongyang broadcasts via loudspeakers.  The UNC, which monitors compliance ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:22:35 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[UNSC Holds Session on N. Korea's Human Rights Abuses]]> The UN Security Council(UNSC) held a meeting to discuss human rights abuses in North Korea, where most of the 15 members of the council condemned North Korea for pursuing a nuclear program at the cost of the human rights of its people.  The Security Council held the meeting on Wednesday morning, presided ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 09:09:05 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Large Structure Spotted in Kim Il-sung Square Possibly Installed in Preparation for Expected Putin Visit]]> Reports say a large structure has been installed in Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung Square, raising speculations that North Korea could be preparing for a possible visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to Voice of America(VOA) on Wednesday citing satellite photos taken the day before by U.S. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Jun 2024 15:18:51 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Committee Criticizes N. Korea over Child Labor, Urges Fulfillment of UN Convention]]> An advisory committee on the promotion of human rights in North Korea, which operates under South Korea's unification ministry, raised concerns over the systematic exploitation of children inside the regime, urging the North to abide by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. At the year's second ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Jun 2024 14:44:36 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Trial on 2019 Forced Repatriation of N. Korean Fishermen to be Open to Public]]> A trial regarding the government's forced repatriation in 2019 of two North Korean fishermen suspected of murder, which was until now held behind closed doors due to national security concerns, will be open to the public. The Seoul Central District Court, which has been hearing the case for the past ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:20:46 +0900 Inter-Korea