<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | International]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Quad Leaders Agree to Cooperate on N. Korea's Complete Denuclearization]]> Leaders of the Quad security forum have agreed to work toward the complete denuclearization of North Korea, according to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. In a press conference following the Quad summit in Tokyo on Tuesday, Kishida said North Korea has fired multiple ballistic missiles just in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 15:57:50 +0900 International
<![CDATA['US Not Considering Adding S. Korea to Quad']]> A senior U.S. official said on Sunday that the United States is at the moment, not considering adding South Korea to the Washington-led regional security forum known as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad. The official made the remarks in a press briefing to reporters accompanying U.S. President ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 22 May 2022 13:14:00 +0900 International
<![CDATA[N. Korea Reports 220,000 New Fever Cases, US Reiterates Support]]> A senior U.S. official has reiterated the country's intent to provide support to North Korea, saying its COVID-19 outbreak appears to be serious. The official conveyed the stance in a press briefing as U.S. President Joe Biden is set to hold summit talks with President Yoon Suk Yeol in Seoul on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 21 May 2022 14:57:14 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US: Biden's Asia Visit is to Send Clear Message to N. Korea]]> The U.S. State Department said Friday that President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea and Japan is to make it very clear that the U.S. will respond decisively to any threats and aggression from North Korea. In a press briefing, spokesperson Ned Price said the U.S. remains concerned that North Korea ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 21 May 2022 12:32:34 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Sullivan: US to Maintain Pressure if N. Korea Continues to Reject Dialogue]]> The White House says that the United States cannot help but maintain its pressure on North Korea as long as the North continues to reject dialogue. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan made the remarks to reporters on Thursday aboard Air Force One en route to South Korea for the first leg of U.S. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 May 2022 14:43:59 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Biden to Meet Hyundai Motor Chairman in Seoul]]> The White House says U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun during his trip to South Korea. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Thursday that President Biden will meet the chief executive in Seoul on Sunday to express gratitude for the company’s ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 May 2022 14:29:05 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Biden Set to Arrive in S. Korea for Summit with Yoon]]> U.S. President Joe Biden departed for his first trip to South Korea and Japan since his inauguration in January of last year. Air Force One carrying Biden is set to arrive at the U.S. military’s Osan Air Base on Friday afternoon. President Biden will stay in South Korea until Sunday before flying to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 20 May 2022 11:29:14 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Sullivan: US Prepared to Respond to Any N. Korean Provocation during Biden's Trip]]> The White House says that the U.S. is prepared to respond to any North Korean provocation, noting the North is expected to stage a test around President Joe Biden's trip to South Korea and Japan. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Wednesday during a press briefing that the U.S. has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 May 2022 08:14:27 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Japan's Nuclear Watchdog Approves Plan to Discharge Treated Fukushima Water]]> Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority(NRA) has approved a plan to discharge treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea. According to Japanese local media including Kyodo News on Wednesday, the watchdog gave Tokyo Electric Power Company(TEPCO) tentative ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 May 2022 16:43:24 +0900 International
<![CDATA[VOA: N. Korea Imported Masks, Medicine, Supplies from China Early This Year]]> North Korea has reportedly imported large amounts of masks, medicine and other medical supplies from China since early this year. Citing first quarter trade data from China's customs agency, Voice of America(VOA) said Wednesday that Pyongyang's purchase of medicine and other medical supplies amounted to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 May 2022 14:19:30 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Confirms Launch of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework]]> The U.S. government has confirmed that the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF), a new U.S.-proposed economic framework for the region, will be launched during President Joe Biden’s upcoming trip to Asia. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said on Tuesday that Biden will announce the launch of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 May 2022 09:47:01 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Dallas Police Chief: Korean Hair Salon Shooter Delusional about Asians]]> Police in the U.S. state of Texas said a man suspected of opening fire and wounding three Korean women in a hair salon in Dallas last week was delusional about Asians as the FBI is investigating the shooting as a hate crime. According to Reuters, Dallas police booked the 36-year-old suspect, Jeremy Smith, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 18 May 2022 09:35:44 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Nuclear Envoys of S. Korea, Japan Hold First Phone Talks ]]> The nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan held their first phone talks on Tuesday and discussed issues pertaining to North Korea. Seoul's foreign ministry said Kim Gunn, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs who took office last week, shared greetings with his ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 May 2022 18:31:55 +0900 International
<![CDATA['Air Koryo Planes Transported Medical Supplies from China on Monday']]> North Korea reportedly transported large amounts of medical supplies from China on Monday as the reclusive country grapples with the spread of COVID-19. According to multiple sources familiar with North Korean affairs on Tuesday, three airplanes from the state-run flag carrier Air Koryo arrived at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 17 May 2022 15:08:44 +0900 International
<![CDATA[UN Expresses Concern over N. Korea Outbreak]]> The United Nations has expressed concern over news of COVID-19 spreading in North Korea and reaffirmed its will to provide support. In a Friday briefing, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the secretary-general, said the UN was monitoring reports on North Korea's COVID-19 outbreak. He said the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 14 May 2022 13:20:38 +0900 International
<![CDATA[3 S. Koreans Injured during Hair Salon Shooting in Dallas Koreatown]]> Three Koreans were injured in a shooting incident inside a Koreatown hair salon in the U.S. city of Dallas. According to The Associated Press and local media reports on Thursday, three women were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a man dressed all in black opened fire the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 13 May 2022 12:11:48 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Campbell: US Notes Yoon's Partnership in Engagement with N. Korea]]> A senior White House official has expressed expectations for the Yoon Suk Yeol government in light of the president’s emphasis on strengthening South Korea’s alliance with the United States as it seeks engagement with North Korea. White House policy coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Kurt Campbell said on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 May 2022 09:17:48 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Reaffirms Close Coordination with S. Korea to Address N. Korea Threats]]> The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to closely coordinate with the Yoon Suk Yeol government in dealing with threats from North Korea, while stressing cooperation with allies and partners. State Department spokesperson Ned Price issued the position on Wednesday during a press briefing when asked ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 May 2022 08:38:52 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Sankei: Kishida Asked German Chancellor to Remove Peace Statue in Berlin]]> Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reportedly made a request to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to take down a statue in Berlin symbolizing victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery. According to Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper on Wednesday, Kishida asked for cooperation on the issue during summit talks ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 May 2022 15:32:46 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Yoon to Debut on World Stage in COVID-19 Summit]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol, who was sworn in on Tuesday, is expected to make his presidential debut on the world stage this week during a second summit on the COVID-19 pandemic. The White House announced in a statement on Tuesday that the U.S. will co-host the second Global COVID-19 Summit with Belize, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 May 2022 10:03:26 +0900 International
<![CDATA[State Dept.: Denuclearization of Peninsula is Common Objective of S. Korea, US]]> The U.S. State Department has reaffirmed the United States' commitment to close coordination with the new South Korean government of President Yoon Suk Yeol, stressing that denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is the common objective of Seoul and Washington. Department spokesperson Ned Price ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 11 May 2022 08:25:02 +0900 International
<![CDATA[UNSC to Hold Emergency Meeting on N. Korean Missile Launches on Wednesday]]> The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) will reportedly convene an emergency meeting on Wednesday at the request of the United States to discuss North Korea's recent missile launches. According to AFP and other news outlets, the UNSC is set to hold an open meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 10 May 2022 09:01:25 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Looks forward to Continuing Cooperation with S. Korea]]> The U.S. State Department says the United States looks forward to the continuation of a productive partnership with South Korea under new President Yoon Suk Yeol, stressing the importance of the bilateral alliance. The department issued the position in response to a written inquiry by KBS regarding the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 10 May 2022 08:40:38 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Global Food Price Index Edges Down in April ]]> Global food prices slightly dropped in April after hitting record levels in March due to the war in Ukraine. According to Seoul's agriculture ministry, last month's food price index issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization fell zero-point-eight percent from the previous month to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 07 May 2022 14:19:02 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Japanese Lawmakers Tour Sado Mine in Push for UNESCO Bid]]> A Japanese newspaper reported that the country's ruling party lawmakers visited the Sado mine located on the island of Sado in Niigata Prefecture where Koreans were subject to forced labor during the colonial period. The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said Saturday that 20 lawmakers of the Liberal ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 07 May 2022 14:15:02 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Report: US Sees N. Korea May Be Ready to Test Nuke by End-May]]> U.S. defense and intelligence authorities have reportedly assessed that North Korea will likely be ready to resume nuclear tests this month.  Quoting multiple government officials, CNN reported on Thursday that U.S. authorities came to the conclusion that North Korea is making preparations for nuclear ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 May 2022 19:15:01 +0900 International
<![CDATA['Gimpo-Haneda Flights to Resume from Early June']]> Flights between South Korea's Gimpo and Haneda in Japan, which have been suspended since March 2020, will resume early next month at the latest.  A diplomatic source said on Friday that authorities of the two nations reached an agreement to resume the flights from early June, adding the resumption ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 May 2022 19:01:41 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Foreign Ministry Asks Brazil Police for Thorough Investigation into S. Korean Children Deaths]]> The foreign ministry has asked the Brazilian police for a thorough investigation into the deaths of five South Korean children at a construction site in the country. The ministry on Friday confirmed that five children of South Korean nationality died in a landslide near a purification plant construction ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 May 2022 13:57:58 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US State Dept. Urges Int'l Community to Send Strong Signal to N. Korea over Provocations]]> The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that North Korea's recent series of ballistic missile launches are insults to United Nations Security Council(UNSC) resolutions, calling on the international community to send a strong signal to the North over the provocations. Department spokesperson Ned Price ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 May 2022 09:13:58 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Senate Votes to Confirm Goldberg as US Ambassador to S. Korea]]> The U.S. Senate has approved President Joe Biden's nominee for the U.S. new ambassador to South Korea. The Senate held a plenary session on Thursday and voted unanimously to confirm Philip Goldberg to serve as U.S. ambassador to South Korea. Goldberg is likely to take office as soon as he is formally ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 06 May 2022 08:37:37 +0900 International