<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | International]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Antidumping Petition Ruling against S. Korean Staple Makers Expected Next Week]]> The U.S. will soon rule on antidumping petitions brought against more than a dozen South Korean companies by U.S.-based Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools. The U.S. International Trade Administration is set to make its preliminary ruling next Monday on petitions on imports of certain collated steel staples ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:43:39 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Japan Rejects US Proposal of Trilateral Meeting over Export Curbs]]> Japan has reportedly rejected a proposed trilateral meeting between Seoul, Tokyo and the U.S. regarding Japanese export restrictions on South Korea. According to diplomatic sources on Sunday, the U.S. had proposed late last week that the three nations hold mid-level talks in Tokyo while U.S. Assistant ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:28:15 +0900 International
<![CDATA[UN Reports: Japan Exported Prohibited Items to N. Korea]]> United Nations reports showed that Japan exported some strategic items and luxury goods to North Korea over the past several years in violation of international sanctions. The Seoul-based Yonhap News analyzed ten reports that the UN panel of experts of the sanctions committee on North Korea wrote between ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:15:01 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Yomiuri: Japan's Foreign Minister Seeks Talks with N. Korea's Top Diplomat at ARF in Thailand]]> Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is reportedly seeking talks with his North Korean counterpart at a regional forum in Thailand next month. Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported on Sunday that Kono is seeking to hold a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on the sidelines of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:50:29 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Japan's Trade Restrictions Likely to be Discussed at WTO General Council Meeting]]> Japan's trade restrictions against South Korea will likely be discussed at the World Trade Organization's General Council meeting later this month. An official at Seoul's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy told KBS on Sunday that the trade body had accepted items from its member ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:24:35 +0900 International
<![CDATA['US Offers to Hold Working-level Talks with N. Korea This Week']]> The United States has reportedly proposed to North Korea that the two sides hold working-level talks this week to discuss the North's denuclearization. According to diplomatic sources on Sunday, the United States made the proposal recently via a diplomatic channel and is awaiting a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:19:08 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Foreign Ministry Official Discusses Korea-Japan Row with US]]> The United States says it sympathizes with South Korea on the deepening discord with Japan but is not in a position to readily convey a stance on possible mediation. This is according to a senior official of Seoul's Foreign Ministry, Yun Kang-hyeon, who held talks in Washington with Matthew Pottinger, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:02:14 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Seoul Mayor Meets with Colombian President ]]> Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has met with the president of Colombia and discussed stronger cooperation and exchanges.   The mayor is on a tour of Latin America and on Friday, held talks with Colombian President Iván Duque in the country's second largest city of Medellin.   The two sides agreed to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 13 Jul 2019 13:49:25 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Envoy Predicts N. Korea, US to Soon Begin Working-Level Talks]]> South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon says that working-level talks between North Korea and the U.S. will begin soon.   Lee returned home Saturday after holding talks with his U.S. counterpart, Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, in Germany.   Speaking to reporters at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 13 Jul 2019 13:05:37 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Japan Reaffirms Decision on Export Restrictions on S. Korean Tech Materials]]> Japan has backtracked on its insinuation that South Korea may have transferred strategic materials to North Korea but reaffirmed its decision to possibly exclude Seoul from its so-called "white list" of countries related to the nonproliferation of conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction.   Lee ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 13 Jul 2019 12:37:10 +0900 International
<![CDATA[NHK: US Has No Plan to Intervene over Japan's Trade Restrictions on S. Korea]]> U.S. Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David Stilwell has reportedly emphasized dialogue between South Korea and Japan in solving bilateral conflicts over Japan’s trade restrictions rather than through intervention from Washington.  According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:30:05 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korean Official: US Aware of Seriousness of Japan's Trade Restrictions]]> A South Korean official visiting the U.S. said on Thursday that Washington is aware of the seriousness of Japan's trade restrictions on Seoul.   During his trip, Kim Hee-sang, head of the Foreign Ministry's bilateral economic affairs bureau, held meetings with Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:37:37 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US State Dept: US Doing All it Can to Strengthen Ties Between Washington, Seoul, Tokyo]]> The U.S. State Department says the United States will do “everything it can” to strengthen ties between and amongst it, South Korea and Japan. Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus made the remarks on Thursday during a press briefing when asked about telephone talks between the top diplomats of South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:03:01 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Nuke Envoys of S. Korea, US Discuss the Resumption of US-N. Korea Talks]]> Top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States have discussed resuming and progressing working-level talks between the U.S. and North Korea. Seoul's Foreign Ministry said South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon met with his U.S. counterpart Stephen Biegun in Berlin on Thursday. The ministry ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:50:01 +0900 International
<![CDATA['US Mulling Partial Sanctions Relief for Yongbyon's Closure, Complete Freeze']]> The United States appears to be considering a 12 to 18 month suspension of some sanctions on North Korea in the event the regime agrees to a "full closure" of its main nuclear facility and freezes its WMD program. A source familiar with North Korea-related discussions in the Trump White House said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:03:41 +0900 International
<![CDATA[USFK: N. Korean ICBM Capable of Striking Any Part of US Mainland]]> The U.S. Forces Korea said that North Korea's Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM) is capable of striking any part of the continental United States. The USFK presented the assessment Thursday in a yearly publication titled "Strategic Digest," saying that the North has three types of ICBMs -- ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:18:08 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Thai Authorities Press Additional Charges Against S. Korean Broadcaster Over Clam Catching]]> Authorities in Thailand have pressed additional charges against a South Korean broadcasting network and its local coordinator for violating Thai laws while shooting the survival television program "Law of the Jungle." According to the Bangkok Post on Wednesday, the Hat Chao Mai National Park and the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:11:45 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Australian Freed from N. Korea Rejects Accusations of Espionage]]> An Australian graduate student expelled by North Korea after a short detention has rejected the North’s accusations of espionage. On Twitter on Tuesday, Alek Sigley said the allegations that he is a spy are “pretty obviously false,” adding the only material he relayed to the outside world from North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:04:37 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US State Dept: Third Trump-Kim Meeting Not a Summit]]> The U.S. State Department says the latest encounter between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the inter-Korean border was a meeting, not a summit. Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday during a press briefing that the face-to-face wasn't a summit or a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:22:41 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Nuke Envoy Asks for NATO Support in Achieving N. Korea's Denuclearization]]> U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Tuesday met with NATO officials and called for their cooperation and support in efforts to achieve North Korea's denuclearization. Biegun, who arrived in Brussels on Monday, held a meeting with NATO officials and representatives from the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:07:00 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Top Diplomat for East Asia to Visit S. Korea, Japan ]]> A senior U.S. official will embark on a trip to South Korea and three other Asian nations on Wednesday.  The State Department said in a press release on Tuesday that Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David Stilwell will visit Seoul next Wednesday as part of a regional trip ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jul 2019 08:42:17 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US: N. Korea's Nuclear Freeze is Not End Goal]]> The U.S. State Department has reaffirmed that a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program is not the U.S.' final goal, but rather the start of a process of denuclearization. Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday during a press briefing that a nuclear freeze would never be the resolution of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Jul 2019 08:26:39 +0900 International
<![CDATA[WTO Council Adopts Japan's Trade Restrictions to S. Korea as Agenda]]> A World Trade Organization(WTO) council has adopted Tokyo’s restricted exports of high-tech materials to South Korea as an official agenda item.   Seoul's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Kim In-cheol said in a regular media briefing on Tuesday that the South Korean government submitted a request for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:12:39 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Seoul Summons Japanese Embassy Official to Protest Abe's Remarks]]> Seoul's Foreign Ministry has summoned an official from the Japanese embassy to protest remarks made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who linked his country's export restrictions against South Korea to the issue of North Korea sanctions. A Foreign Ministry official said that Seoul stressed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:10:54 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korean Official to Visit US Amid Japan's Trade Restrictions]]> A South Korean official in charge of bilateral economic affairs will visit the United States this week days after Japan introduced export controls on South Korea. According to Seoul's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, Kim Hee-sang, the head of the ministry's bilateral economic affairs bureau, will meet with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:23:26 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Nuke Envoy, Belgian Officials Discuss N. Korea's Denuclearization]]> U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Monday met with Belgian officials in Brussels to discuss the North's denuclearization. Axel Kenes, director general for multilateral affairs and globalization at the Belgian Foreign Ministry, tweeted that the two sides had a "rich discussion" on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:00:23 +0900 International
<![CDATA['Samsung Likely to Detour Tokyo's Restrictions by Importing from Outside Japan']]> Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong reportedly plans to call for cooperation from Japanese companies to ease potential impacts of Tokyo’s decision to curb exports of key materials to South Korea used for semiconductors and displays.  The Nikkei on Monday predicted the de-facto Samsung Group ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:39:05 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Thai Police Launch Probe into S. Korean Actress for Hunting Giant Clams]]> Thai police have launched an investigation into allegations that South Korean actress Lee Yeol-eum caught and ate endangered giant clams as a reality TV stunt. Hat Chao Mai National Park chief Narong Kongeiad reportedly brought the charges against Lee after she was filmed catching and eating the clams on an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:07:19 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Abe Appears to Link Japanese Export Curbs to N. Korea Sanctions]]> Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has seemingly accused South Korea of failing to fulfill sanctions against North Korea and suggested this might be behind Japan's recent export curbs. Appearing on Japan's BS Fuji TV on Sunday, Abe argued that Seoul is not fulfilling its international commitments regarding ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Jul 2019 08:45:47 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Nuke Envoy to Visit Europe to Discuss N. Korea Denuclearization]]> United States Special Representative on North Korea Stephen Biegun will visit Europe this week to meet with European officials and his South Korean counterpart to discuss North Korea's denuclearization. The U.S. State Department said in a statement on Saturday that Biegun will visit Brussels on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 07 Jul 2019 12:31:17 +0900 International