<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![CDATA[N. Korea Aid Groups Seek Eased Regulations to Speed Up Deliveries]]> A U.S. state department official handling North Korea issues met with U.S.-based humanitarian aid groups that asked Washington to ease regulations delaying deliveries to the communist country. According to Voice of America(VOA) on Thursday, the meeting between Alex Wong, the U.S. Deputy Special ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 28 May 2020 12:34:11 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea Pushes to Ease Inter-Korean Exchange Laws amid Denuclearization Impasse]]> South Korea is pushing to ease laws on inter-Korean exchanges to expand cross-border cooperation and give more autonomy to local governments to execute related projects. The Unification Ministry on Tuesday announced revisions to the "South-North Exchange and Cooperation Law," which includes simplifying ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 26 May 2020 13:08:53 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Vice Unification Minister to Visit Village inside DMZ on Tues.]]> Vice Unification Minister Suh Ho will visit Daeseong-dong inside the Joint Security Area in the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) with officials from the Cultural Heritage Administration(CHA) on Tuesday.  The visit to the village, which sit 400 meters from the Military Demarcation Line and a kilometer from the truce ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 25 May 2020 10:48:01 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US National Security Adviser Urges N. Korea to Abandon Nukes]]> U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said on Sunday that North Korea has to abandon its nuclear program if it wants to have a "great economy." O'Brien made the remarks in an interview with CBS News, when asked about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un holding a key military meeting on bolstering the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 25 May 2020 09:40:49 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Kim Jong-un Holds Military Meeting to Discuss Bolstering Nuclear War Deterrence]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly hosted a military meeting to discuss new policies aimed at bolstering the country’s nuclear capabilities.   The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sunday that Kim presided over a meeting of the Central Military Commission of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 24 May 2020 13:24:46 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Moon's Ex-Chief of Staff Urges Inter-Korean Summit Talks]]> Former presidential chief of staff Im Jong-seok said President Moon Jae-in will sufficiently communicate with the U.S. regarding the Korean Peninsula peace process if there is no progress in U.S.-North Korea relations this year.  In an interview with the quarterly magazine Changbi, Im said even if there ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 21 May 2020 15:07:47 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[UN Dismisses Detention Appeal by Families of 12 N. Korean Defectors]]> The United Nations dismissed an appeal filed by families of 12 North Korean defectors, who claimed the group is being detained by the South Korean government after they fled from a North Korean restaurant in China in 2016. In a recent report, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights(OHCHR) ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 21 May 2020 13:21:55 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea Postpones Maritime Live-fire Drill to June]]> The South Korean military has postponed maritime firing drills set for this week to next month.  According to a government source in Seoul on Sunday, military authorities put off the drills set for Tuesday off the east coast in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, as the region is forecast to see rain that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 18 May 2020 10:00:41 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Two Koreas Unlikely to Hold Joint Event Marking 20th Anniv. of 1st Inter-Korean Summit]]> The South Korean government says due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, it's unlikely that the two Koreas will hold a joint event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first-ever inter-Korean summit. Unification Ministry spokesperson Yoh Sang-key said on Friday that a South Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 May 2020 15:20:03 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Russia Sends 25,000 Tons of Wheat to N. Korea]]> Russia has reportedly sent 25-thousand tons of wheat in humanitarian aid to North Korea, which is suffering food shortages after last year's drought.  The Russian Embassy in Pyongyang said on Thursday in a Facebook post that Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora visited the North's western ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 May 2020 09:21:53 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US Keeps N. Korea on Counterterrorism Blacklist]]> The United States has kept North Korea on its list of countries "not cooperating fully" with U.S. counterterrorism efforts. The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday in a press release that North Korea, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and Cuba failed to be certified for 2019 under a U.S. counterterrorism law that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 May 2020 08:20:32 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits N. Korea]]> An earthquake of magnitude three-point-eight struck a region in eastern North Korea on Monday evening. Seoul's Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA) said that the tremor was detected at 7:45 p.m. at a location 32 kilometers northwest of Pyeonggang City in the North's Gangwon Province.  The weather ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 May 2020 08:06:42 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA['US Willing to Take Flexible Approach to Reach Balanced Deal with N. Korea']]> The U.S. State Department said on Sunday that its offer to engage in meaningful negotiations with North Korea is still valid and the U.S. is willing to take a "flexible approach" to reach a balanced agreement.  The department issued the position in response to Seoul-based Yonhap News' inquiry about South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 11 May 2020 10:05:01 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Pompeo: US Has Confirmed N. Korean Leader is Alive]]> U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the U.S. believes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is alive after his reappearance in state media following weeks of rumors about his health.     Pompeo was asked if the U.S. has confirmed whether Kim was alive or dead during a phone interview on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 08 May 2020 10:12:02 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korea Calls S. Korean Military Drills 'Grave Provocation']]> North Korea lashed out at South Korea on Friday over recent military drills, calling them a "grave provocation" and violation of inter-Korean agreements aimed at reducing military tension.  North Korea took issue with a joint military exercise in the Yellow Sea on Wednesday by South Korea's Air ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 08 May 2020 09:46:19 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korean Leader Sends 'Verbal Message' to Xi on China's Success on COVID-19 ]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly sent a "verbal message" to Chinese President Xi Jinping to congratulate him on Beijing's success in controlling the coronavirus. The North's official Korean Central News Agency reported on Friday that Kim sent the message to Xi in connection with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 08 May 2020 09:18:44 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA['N. Korea Nearing Completion of Ballistic Missile Support Facility']]> North Korea is reportedly nearing completion of a ballistic missile facility with the capacity to test-fire intercontinental ballistic missiles.  Joseph Bermudez, an expert with the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS), presented the assessment in a report citing satellite ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 06 May 2020 09:11:34 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[US DNI Chief Nominee: N. Korea's Continued Nuke Possession Deeply Concerning]]> The nominee to lead the U.S. national intelligence office expressed concern about North Korea's continued possession of nuclear weapons and pursuit of systems capable of delivering them. John Ratcliffe, the nominee to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, made the remarks in a written ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 06 May 2020 08:25:53 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Pompeo: Shots Fired by N. Korea 'Accidental']]> U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely "accidental." South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said earlier on Sunday that multiple gunshots from North Korea hit a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone and South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 04 May 2020 08:45:23 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Top Office: Kim Did Not Have Surgery]]> South Korea's presidential office assessed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not undergo surgery or any other medical procedure during his almost three-week absence from public life. A senior Cheong Wa Dae official told reporters on Sunday that there were media reports speculating about Kim's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 04 May 2020 08:29:35 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[JCS: S. Korea Responds to Multiple Gunshots from N. Korea on Border]]> The South Korean military says that multiple gunshots from North Korea hit a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone on Sunday, prompting the South to return fire.   The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement that the bullets fired from North Korea hit the guard post in the central ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 03 May 2020 13:28:57 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[KCNA Reports N. Korean Leader Appears in Public]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly appeared in public for the first time in 20 days amid mounting rumors and reports that he was gravely ill. The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) and other state media reported on Saturday that Kim attended the completion of a fertilizer ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 02 May 2020 09:30:56 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[N. Korean Media: Kim Sends Thanks to Propagandist Workers]]> North Korea's state-run media continue to report on leader Kim Jong-un's whereabouts while remaining silent on speculations over his health. Kim has not been seen in public for over 20 days. The Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North's ruling party, said Friday that Kim extended his ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 01 May 2020 14:34:51 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Reuters: N. Korean Economic Delegation to Visit China This Week]]> A North Korean economic delegation will reportedly visit China this week to discuss food supplies and trade issues. Citing two people with direct knowledge of the situation, Reuters reported on Tuesday that the delegation's visit to Beijing is unrelated to leader Kim Jong-un's health status and that the two ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:56:31 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Trump Says He Wishes N. Korean Leader Well]]> Amid continuing rumors and speculations on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's health, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he just wishes Kim well, but refused to comment further. Trump made the remarks to reporters during a meeting with Florida Governor Ron Desantis at the White House. Asked if ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:53:52 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Top Office: Inter-Korean Cooperation on COVID-19 Not Subject to Sanctions]]> The presidential office says South Korea’s plan to cooperate with North Korea on tackling COVID-19 is not subject to sanctions because it is a humanitarian matter.  A senior official at the top office made the remark to reporters on Tuesday after being asked about whether such a plan could go against ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 28 Apr 2020 14:10:29 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Trump Says He Has 'Very Good Idea' about Kim's Condition]]> Amid mounting rumors on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's health, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he knows how Kim is doing, but refused to elaborate on details. Trump said during a press conference at the White House that he does have a "very good idea," but he can't talk about it ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:32:07 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[PM Chung Hopes for Inter-Korean Cooperation amid Virus Crisis]]> Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Monday that he expects South and North Korea will use their “creative imagination” and continue cooperation in various areas, including health and quarantine.  In a post on his Facebook page Monday, Chung wrote that the two Koreas are bound by the same destiny in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 27 Apr 2020 19:04:58 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Moon: COVID-19 Can Present Opportunity for Inter-Korean Cooperation]]> President Moon Jae-in said Monday the COVID-19 crisis could present a new opportunity for inter-Korean cooperation. Chairing a meeting with his top aides on the second anniversary of the 2018 summit with North Korea held at the border village of Panmunjeom, Moon vowed to look for a realistic and practical ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:08:22 +0900 Inter-Korea
<![CDATA[Minister Calls Railway Construction 'New Deal' to Revitalize Economy]]> South Korea's minister in charge of inter-Korean affairs said on Monday the construction of a railway along the northern part of the east coast is the latest "Korean Peninsula New Deal" that could revitalize the economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul made the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 27 Apr 2020 15:45:38 +0900 Inter-Korea