News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | International http://world.kbs.co.kr/rss/rss_news.htm?lang=e&id=In 15The latest news from home and abroad, with a close eye on Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular en <![CDATA[Seoul: US Sanctions Affirm Its Will to Peacefully Resolve Nuke Issue ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134222 South Korea said Saturday that the latest package of U.S. sanctions on North Korea have reaffirmed Washington's determination to peacefully and diplomatically resolve the North Korean nuclear issue. Disclosing the government’s stance on the additional sanctions Washington introduced Friday, a Foreign ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:34:56 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134222
<![CDATA[Trump Announces 'Heaviest Ever' Sanctions on N. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134217 Anchor: The United States has unveiled new sanctions on North Korea – the “heaviest ever” in the words of President Donald Trump. The president said the United States would move to “phase two” if sanctions don’t work.  Kim In-kyung has more.  Report: The United States announced the largest ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:18:19 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134217
<![CDATA[Moon, Ivanka Differ on N. Korea Solution Between Dialogue, Pressure ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134216 President Moon Jae-in met with White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka Trump at his office on Friday. Their meeting confirmed the importance of a steadfast bilateral alliance but also pointed to differences between the two allies regarding how to handle North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:06:55 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134216
<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump Arrives in S. Korea, Aims to Reaffirm Commitment to Ally]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134212 U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, has arrived in South Korea for a four-day trip.   The White House senior adviser is leading the American delegation to the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics set for Sunday.   The delegation also includes U.S. Senator James Risch and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:51:07 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134212
<![CDATA[N. Korea-China Trade Falls to Lowest since June 2014]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134210 Monthly trade between North Korea and China has hit the lowest level since June 2014.  Reuters reported on Friday, based on figures from China’s General Administration of Customs, that China exported 168-point-nine million U.S. dollars worth of goods to North Korea last month, down 34-point-five ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:05:19 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134210
<![CDATA['N. Korea's Peaceful Gesture Sign of Desperation']]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134207 U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley claims Pyongyang’s peaceful overture toward the South leading up to and during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics shows that the regime is desperate for survival under strengthened international sanctions.  According to the Washington Post and Reuters, Haley made the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:50:50 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134207
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US to Initiate Talks on Sharing Defense Cost in March]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134205 South Korea and the U.S. will initiate negotiations on sharing defense costs in Hawaii next month.  An official of Seoul’s Foreign Ministry told reporters on Friday that Seoul expects to sit down with the U.S. for the Special Measures Agreement(SMA)-related talks in Honolulu in the second week of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:31:24 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134205
<![CDATA[Reuters: Trump Administration to Reveal New Sanctions on N. Korea Friday ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134201 The Trump administration is planning to announce new sanctions against the North Korean regime on Friday, in a bid to increase pressure on Pyongyang.  Reuters reported on Friday that a senior administration official said U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to talk about the new sanctions package ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:18:17 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134201
<![CDATA[US Hopes N. Korean Official will Pay Tribute to Slain S. Korean Sailors]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134188 The United States said that a North Korean official should use his planned visit to South Korea to pay tribute to the victims of a 2010 attack that he is said to have masterminded. Kim Yong-chol, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the North's ruling Workers' Party, plans to lead a high-level ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:38:02 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134188
<![CDATA[RFA: Ivanka Has no Plan to Meet Blacklisted N. Korean Official]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134185 The White House has reportedly reaffirmed that U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, has no plans to meet with North Korean delegates in South Korea. A press official at the White House reportedly confirmed on Thursday that Ivanka has no plan to meet with the North's chief delegate, Kim ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:42:51 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134185
<![CDATA[Pence Calls Kim Yo-jong 'Center Pillar of Most Tyrannical Regime']]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134182 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong "a central pillar of the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet." The vice president issued the criticism on Thursday while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. He said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:17:56 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134182
<![CDATA['US in Close Consultation with S. Korea on Blacklisted N. Korean Official's Visit']]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134181 The U.S. State Department says it is closely consulting with South Korea regarding North Korea's plan to send a high-level delegation led by an official blacklisted under international sanctions.  Katina Adams, a spokeswoman for the State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:13:35 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134181
<![CDATA[Seoul, Beijing Discuss Cooperation on Inter-Korean Relationship]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134179 South Korea and China have discussed the two countries’ cooperation on the inter-Korean relationship and North Korean issues.   A Foreign Ministry official said Lee Do-hoon, Seoul's special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, met with Chinese Ambassador Qiu Guohong on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:49:30 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134179
<![CDATA[Seoul Consults over Planned Visit by N. Korean Official on Sanctions List]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134174 South Korea’s Foreign Ministry is closely discussing with the U.S. and other concerned countries regarding a planned visit to the South by a senior North Korean official blacklisted under international sanctions.  Foreign Ministry Spokesman Noh Kyu-duk relayed the government’s stance during a regular ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:28:24 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134174
<![CDATA[Seoul's FM to Discuss N. Korean Human Rights in Geneva]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134173 Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will attend an upcoming United Nations gathering and address North Korea’s human rights issues.  Seoul’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Noh Kyu-duk said in a regular media briefing on Thursday that Kang will make a four-day visit to Geneva beginning on Sunday to attend the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:06:43 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134173
<![CDATA[Seoul to Provide "Considerable Courtesy" for Ivanka Trump]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134172 The South Korean government says it will provide “considerable courtesy” for U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter during her upcoming visit to South Korea for the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  In a regular media briefing on Thursday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Noh Kyu-duk ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:54:59 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134172
<![CDATA[Gov't Protests Japanese Event Repeating Dokdo Claim]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134171 South Korea has strongly protested the Japanese government sending a senior official to a provincial event promoting territorial claim over the Korean Dokdo islets. Japan's Shimane Prefecture held an event Thursday to mark the 13th Takeshima Day. Takeshima is the Japanese name for Dokdo. Seoul's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:52:22 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134171
<![CDATA['N. Korea Wants Nukes to Reunify Peninsula Under its Control']]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134153 Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says the ultimate goal of North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is to unify the two Koreas under its lead.  Bolton made the remark in a speech at a forum organized by the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in Washington on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:45:55 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134153
<![CDATA[S. Korea Ranks 20th in Rule of Law Index]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134145 South Korea has ranked 20th in the world in the Rule of Law index. The index judges how the rule of law is experienced by members of the public in everyday situations in 113 countries and jurisdictions. South Korea earned point-72 out of one point in the U.S.-based World Justice Project's recently released ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:05:28 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134145
<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump to Visit S. Korea Friday, Have Dinner with President Moon]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134142 U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, will visit South Korea on Friday, leading the American delegation to the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Sunday. A senior U.S. official said Wednesday that Ivanka Trump, who serves as an adviser to the president, will depart Thursday for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:07:04 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134142
<![CDATA[China Conducting Radioactivity Checks Along its Border with N. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134113 Chinese authorities are carrying out radioactivity checks and related training on China’s border with North Korea since Pyongyang conducted its sixth nuclear test last September.  Immigration authorities of Dandong city in China’s Liaoning Province said Tuesday that they recently installed a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:17:21 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134113
<![CDATA[Washington Post: Pence was Ready to Meet N. Korean Delegation, N. Korea Cancelled]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134111 The Washington Post reports that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet North Korean representatives at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, but the North canceled last minute.  Quoting Pence's office, the Post said Tuesday that the vice president departed for South Korea having agreed to a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:33:51 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134111
<![CDATA['US Prefers Diplomacy with N. Korea but Preparing for all Possibilities']]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134110 The U.S. State Department says that the U.S. prefers diplomacy with North Korea, but is preparing for all possibilities.  Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said during a news briefing on Tuesday that countries should prepare for all possibilities, when asked about North Korea's recent claim that it ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:33:01 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134110
<![CDATA[Report: N. Korea Capable of Hacking Disconnected Networks]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134107 U.S. media outlets have reported that North Korea's advanced cyber capabilities are posing increasing risks to the world.   NBC and other media on Tuesday quoted cybersecurity experts as saying that North Korean hackers are capable of stealing documents from computers that aren't connected to the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:48:55 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134107
<![CDATA[ECB Intervenes for Latvian Bank Accused of Helping N. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134099 The European Central Bank(ECB) has stopped all payments by a commercial bank in Latvia to provide a lifeline for the bank that's reeling from an outflow of money over its suspected links to North Korea.  According to Reuters, the ECB on Monday put a moratorium on ABLV, the third-largest bank in Latvia, to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:19:37 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134099
<![CDATA[Moon: US, N. Korea Feel Need to Talk One Another]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134098 President Moon Jae-in says both the U.S. and North Korea appear to recognize the necessity to talk with each other.  During a summit with Slovenian President Borut Pahor at Seoul’s presidential office on Tuesday, Moon assessed the current relationship between Washington and Pyongyang, calling both ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:39:49 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134098
<![CDATA[Gov't Left out Part of 2014 Defense Cost Pact with US in Its Report to Parliament ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134095 An internal Foreign Ministry inspection has found that the government did not report some sensitive contents to the National Assembly during the Assembly's ratification process of a defense cost sharing pact agreed with the U.S. in 2014.  A ministry official said that while seeking ratification of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:55:01 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134095
<![CDATA[FM Kang Mulls Attending UN Human Rights Council Meeting]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134094 Seoul’s Foreign Ministry says Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is considering whether to attend an upcoming UN gathering on human rights issues.  In a regular media briefing on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Noh Kyu-duk revealed Kang’s possible attendance at the 37th Session of the UN Human ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:53:19 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134094
<![CDATA[Seoul: Ivanka's Visit to Highlight Solid S. Korea-US Alliance]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134093 The South Korean Foreign Ministry said that a forthcoming visit to South Korea by the daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump will highlight the solid alliance between Seoul and Washington.  Ministry Spokesman Noh Kyu-duk made the remark during a regular media briefing on Tuesday, while addressing the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:51:04 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134093
<![CDATA[Minister: US Could Ask for THAAD to be Paid for With Joint Defense Fund]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134092 Defense Minister Song Young-moo said Tuesday that the U.S. could possibly ask for the cost of keeping the THAAD antimissile shield base in South Korea to be paid for with the bilateral defense funds used to maintain U.S. troops stationed in the country.  During a meeting of the National Assembly's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:45:18 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=134092