<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | International]]> 15 en <![CDATA[ASEAN Urges Resumption of Stalled Nuclear Talks]]> Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) have urged resumption of the stalled nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea. According to the Vietnam News Agency on Saturday, Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh told reporters after chairing an ASEAN foreign ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:58:06 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US, Japan Issue Joint Statement on Anniversary of Security Treaty]]> The United States and Japan issued a joint statement vowing to strengthen their alliance on Friday, two days before the 60th anniversary of the signing of the bilateral Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. The statement was signed by four officials: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:56:00 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Gov't to Support Korean Firms in SE Asia on Wages, Rights Protection]]> The government will step up monitoring and support efforts regarding South Korean firms operating in Southeast Asian nations in the areas of wage management and human rights violations. The move is to prevent Korean businesses from infringing on human rights or delaying wage payments for local ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:48:36 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Biegun Reaffirms US Commitment to Nuclear Talks with N. Korea]]> U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun has reaffirmed the United States' commitment to nuclear talks with North Korea and urged China to fully enforce United Nations sanctions against the regime. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said Thursday in a press release that Biegun made the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:50:30 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Pentagon: Shared Defense Costs Benefit S. Korean Economy]]> The Pentagon claimed Thursday that much of the defense costs shared between South Korea and the United States directly benefit the South Korean economy. Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman issued the position during a press briefing on Thursday, a day after the allies concluded their sixth round of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:56:46 +0900 International
<![CDATA['S. Korea, US Agree to Closely Coordinate on Inter-Korean Projects']]> Seoul's top nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon said Thursday that South Korea and the United States have agreed to closely coordinate on possible inter-Korean cooperation projects. Lee made the remarks to reporters after holding talks with his U.S. counterpart, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:18:58 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US-China Phase One Trade Deal Poses Risks to Export-Driven Korean Economy]]> Anchor: The United States and China have signed a partial trade deal, signaling a pause in their nearly two-year trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the so-called "phase one" deal at the White House on Wednesday. But for the already-struggling Korean economy, the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:33:34 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Top Diplomat Returns from 'Useful' Talks in US]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha returned home on Thursday after talks with her American and Japanese counterparts in the U.S. Kang held separate meetings with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and trilateral talks with them in California on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:09:35 +0900 International
<![CDATA['S. Korea, US Still Have Differences on Defense Cost Sharing']]> South Korea and the United States remain apart on a defense cost-sharing deal to support American troops stationed on the Korean Peninsula.  The allies ended the second and final day of a sixth round of talks in Washington on Wednesday but were unable to agree on what each side should contribute. Seoul's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:05:16 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Two Ships with S. Koreans Aboard Held in Indonesia]]> Two ships with South Korean crew members are being held in Indonesia for violating territorial waters. According to Seoul's Foreign Ministry Wednesday, Indonesia's Navy seized a Panama-flagged liquefied petroleum gas(LPG) carrier, which was en route to Singapore, in October.  The ship was ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:35:55 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Trump: China is Helping US on N. Korea Issues]]> U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China is helping the United States regarding North Korea issues. Trump made the remarks at the White House while at a signing ceremony for a trade deal with China. Trump said that China is helping the U.S. with "a lot of the things that they can be ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:31:51 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US, China Sign 'Phase One' Trade Deal]]> The United States and China signed a partial trade deal on Wednesday, signaling a pause in the year-and-a-half-long trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the "Phase One" deal at the White House, 18 months after Washington slapped tariffs on China and initiated the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:27:11 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Sanctions 2 North Korean Entities for Labor Exports]]> Anchor: The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two North Korean entities for alleged involvement in North Korean labor exports in violation of international sanctions. This comes a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extended a gesture of appeasement saying the U.S. is not a security threat to the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:10:27 +0900 International
<![CDATA[VOA: Sweden Contacting N. Korea, US to Facilitate Dialogue]]> The Swedish Foreign Ministry reportedly said that it is contacting both North Korea and the United States to encourage dialogue.  The Voice of America on Wednesday reported that the ministry gave the response when asked about the U.S.' recent proposal for talks with North Korea. A Swedish Foreign Ministry ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:26:30 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Pompeo Urges Kim Jong-un to Make Right Decision]]> U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the United States does not pose a security risk to North Korea and that he hopes regime leader Kim Jong-un will "make the right decision." Pompeo made the remarks while speaking to Silicon Valley businesses at the nonprofit Commonwealth Club in San ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:37:46 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Sanctions 2 N. Korean Entities over Illicit Labor Exports]]> The United States on Tuesday sanctioned two North Korean entities for alleged involvement in North Korean labor exports in violation of international sanctions. The U.S. Treasury Department said it is targeting a North Korean trading corporation, Namgang Trading Corporation(NTC), and a China-based North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:36:47 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Stresses 'Unified Response' to N. Korea]]> The United States has stressed a "unified response" to North Korea after South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for expanding inter-Korean cooperation and exchanges. Moon on Tuesday said in his New Year's press conference that the two Koreas could pursue cooperation activities such as individual tours ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:47:49 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Nuke Envoy to Visit US for Talks with Biegun]]> South Korea's top nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon will visit the United States this week for talks with his U.S. counterpart on North Korea issues. The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Lee will visit Washington from Wednesday to Saturday to meet with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, who ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:46:46 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea Remains on US Watchlist of Currency Manipulating Countries]]> The United States said on Monday that it is keeping South Korea on its monitoring list for currency manipulating countries.  The U.S. Treasury Department announced the decision in a semiannual report to Congress. The list also includes China, Japan, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. China ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:43:35 +0900 International
<![CDATA['S. Korea, US Still Remain Apart on Comprehensive Deal on Defense Cost-Sharing']]> South Korea's chief negotiator in defense cost-sharing talks with the U.S. said Monday that the two sides still have differences and are working to produce creative solutions.  Jeong Eun-bo made the remarks to reporters upon arriving at Dulles International Airport ahead of the sixth round of talks ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:38:24 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Kang Departs for San Francisco for Talks with Pompeo]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha says she will listen to what the U.S. has to say regarding South Korea's possible dispatch of troops to the Strait of Hormuz for joint defense efforts in the region. Speaking to reporters at Incheon International Airport on Monday before leaving for San Francisco, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:24:06 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Foreign Minister Kang to Visit US for Talks with Pompeo]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will head to the United States on Monday afternoon for talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The top diplomats of the two nations will meet Tuesday in San Francisco to discuss cooperation on North Korea issues and the Middle East situation amid heightened tensions ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:15:28 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Abe Repeats Calls on S. Korea to Uphold 1965 Treaty]]> Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reportedly repeated his calls for South Korea to keep its promises on the issue of wartime forced labor according to the 1965 treaty that normalized Seoul-Tokyo relations.   Abe reportedly made the call in an interview with NHK aired on Sunday morning.   Regarding ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 12 Jan 2020 13:36:30 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Trump Repeats Pressure on S. Korea on Defense Cost Sharing]]> United States President Donald Trump has repeated his pressure on South Korea over its contribution to shared defense costs for the upkeep of U.S. troops on the Korean Peninsula.   Trump said on Friday in an interview with Fox News that South Korea will pay much more, calling the U.S.' ally a "rich ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 12 Jan 2020 13:31:09 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Senate Unanimously Adopts Resolution on US-Korea Alliance]]> The U.S. Senate has unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the importance of the U.S. alliance with South Korea.   According to the U.S. Congress website, the resolution was passed by the Senate on January 8 by unanimous consent.    The resolution notes that the two countries "enjoy a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 11 Jan 2020 14:10:10 +0900 International
<![CDATA['Iran Admits it Unintentionally Shot Down Ukrainian Plane']]> Iranian state TV, citing a military statement, said the country "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian Airlines passenger jet early Wednesday.    According to the Associated Press, in the statement that came early Saturday morning local time, Iran blamed "human error" for the accident.   The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:45:49 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US to Hold Another Round of Defense Cost Talks ]]> South Korea and the U.S. will hold another round of defense cost sharing talks in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday to determine Seoul's contribution for the cost of stationing American troops on the Korean Peninsula. Seoul's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that foreign and defense ministry ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:33:48 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea's National Security Adviser Meets US Deputy Secretary of State]]> South Korea's National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong met with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun on Wednesday to discuss North Korea and other issues.  State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Thursday that Biegun met with Chung in Washington the previous day.  The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:43:41 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Kyodo: Japan to Send Warship, Patrol Planes to Middle East]]> Japan will reportedly send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East. According to Kyodo News, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono will order the Maritime Self-Defense Force assets to the region on Friday to engage in an information-gathering mission. The report said the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:57:30 +0900 International
<![CDATA[CNN: Iran Likely Shot Down Ukrainian Plane by Accident]]> U.S. authorities reportedly suspect that a Boeing 737 that crashed in Iran on Wednesday was likely shot down by Iranian missiles. CNN on Thursday quoted a U.S. official familiar with intelligence on the incident as saying that the Ukrainian International Airlines jet was downed by two Russian-made ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:49:06 +0900 International