<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | International]]> 15 en <![CDATA[US House of Representatives Approves Annual Defense Bill including USFK Maintenance]]> The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an annual defense policy bill, which includes maintenance of 28-thousand-500 American troops in South Korea. The National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) for fiscal year 2025, worth 895-point-two billion U.S. dollars, passed the House on Friday with a vote ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 15 Jun 2024 15:34:33 +0900 International
<![CDATA[G7 Leaders Strongly Condemn Enhanced N. Korea-Russia Military Cooperation]]> Leaders from the Group of Seven(G7) nations have strongly condemned North Korea and Russia's enhanced military cooperation, ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's expected trip to the North next week. In a joint statement following a G7 summit in southern Italy on Friday, the leaders ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 15 Jun 2024 14:43:03 +0900 International
<![CDATA[French, Irish Beef Likely to Hit S. Korean Market Soon]]> French and Irish beef is expected to hit the South Korean market soon following the completion of South Korea’s approval of beef imports from the two European nations.  In a press release on Thursday, the European Commission(EC) announced Seoul’s removal of trade barriers for French and Irish beef, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 09:34:52 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Putin's NK Trip Likely Response to NK Leader's Will to Highlight Bilateral Ties]]> Russian President Vladimir Putin's expected visit to North Korea next week is likely a response to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's expressed will to remind the international community of Moscow’s strong ties with Pyongyang. Putin's trip to the North, which would be his first visit in 24 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:07:07 +0900 International
<![CDATA[N. Korea Urged to Flip Isolationist Mindset and Stop Human Rights Abuses ]]> Anchor: The UN Security Council(UNSC) held a meeting to discuss human rights abuses in North Korea. Presided over by South Korea’s Ambassador to the UN Hwang Joon-kook, this month’s rotating UNSC president, participants at the meeting sought ways to improve the human rights situation in the North while ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:38:07 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Campbell: US 'Vigilant' about N. Korea's Potential Steps Beyond Trash Balloon Launches]]> U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell said that the United States is “always vigilant” about potential steps North Korea could take against South Korea that go beyond the launch of trash-carrying balloons. Campbell made the remarks on Wednesday during a forum hosted by the Washington-based ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 09:58:51 +0900 International
<![CDATA[NHK: Russia Arranging for Putin to Visit N. Korea Early Next Week ]]> Russia is reportedly arranging for President Vladimir Putin to visit North Korea early next week.  Japan’s public broadcaster NHK issued the report on Wednesday quoting multiple diplomatic sources including high-ranking Russian officials.  The report said Putin’s plan to visit North Korea will be ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Jun 2024 10:49:01 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Russian Ambassador: S. Korea Signaling Readiness to Restore Relations with Moscow]]> Russian Ambassador to Seoul Georgy Zinoviev reportedly said that South Korea is signaling it is ready to restore relations with Russia as soon as the Ukraine crisis ends.  The Russian envoy made the remarks in an interview with Russian media outlet RTVI on Monday, saying that Seoul wants to restore its ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 11 Jun 2024 10:52:31 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Putin to Visit Pyongyang Later This Month]]> Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to visit North Korea and Vietnam in the coming weeks. According to Russian daily Vedomosti on Monday, the Russian leader is expected to visit Pyongyang as early as this month, before visiting Hanoi. If realized, it will be Putin's reciprocal visit following ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 10 Jun 2024 15:37:49 +0900 International
<![CDATA[UNESCO Advisory Body Urges Japan to Help Foreigners Understand Entire History of Sado Mines]]> A UNESCO advisory body which reviews potential World Heritage sites has recommended Japan to secure facilities to help foreigners understand the entire history of its controversial Sado mines, where Koreans were forced into wartime labor. In an assessment report posted on the UNESCO website on Friday, the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 08 Jun 2024 15:40:28 +0900 International
<![CDATA[UN Security Council to Meet on N. Korean Human Rights]]> The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) will convene an official meeting on Wednesday to discuss North Korea's human rights violations. According to the UNSC website on Friday, a briefing session on the North is scheduled for Wednesday, where the UN Secretariat will brief the Council on the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 08 Jun 2024 14:53:15 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Moscow Looking to Resume Direct Air Services with South Korea]]> Russia is looking to resume direct air services to several countries, including South Korea. In an interview with TASS News Agency published on Friday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko said efforts are being made to resume air services with South Korea, Indonesia and Saudi ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Jun 2024 16:55:23 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Ministry to Oppose World Heritage Site Registration of Sado Mines if Forced Labor History Not Acknowledged]]> The foreign ministry said it will oppose the possible registration of Japan's controversial Sado mines as a UNESCO World Heritage site, unless Tokyo accepts Seoul's demand that it reflects the entire history of the mines, including the forced labor Koreans endured there. An official at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Jun 2024 13:43:01 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea Rejects Japan's Protest against Marine Survey around Dokdo Islets]]> South Korea has rejected Japan's protest against Seoul conducting a marine survey in waters off the Dokdo islets in the East Sea.  Japan’s foreign ministry said it found a South Korean research vessel was carrying out a marine survey on Thursday, intruding into what it claims to be the Exclusive Economic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Jun 2024 11:11:24 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Yomiuri: N. Korean Tankers Likely Shipped Oil from Russia to N. Korea in April]]> A Japanese daily said on Friday that North Korean tankers appear to have shipped oil supplied by Russia to North Korea in April. The Yomiuri Shimbun said that its analysis of satellite imagery indicated that four North Korean tankers shipped refined petroleum from Vostochny Port in the Russian Far East to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Jun 2024 10:52:02 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Coast Guards of S. Korea, US, Japan Hold First Joint Drill]]> The coast guards of South Korea, the United States and Japan reportedly held their first joint exercises in the East Sea on Thursday.  According to Japan’s Kyodo News, the joint drill took place in waters off the northern coast of Japan’s Maizuru in Kyoto Prefecture. The three nations held the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Jun 2024 10:03:25 +0900 International
<![CDATA[UNESCO Advisory Body Withholds Designation of Japan’s Sado Mines as World Heritage Site]]> An advisory body of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) has reportedly deferred the nomination of controversial Japanese mines on the island of Sado as a World Heritage site, asking for additional documents. The Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs said on Thursday that the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Jun 2024 09:02:08 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Trade Minister Attends IPEF Ministerial Meeting and Clean Economy Investor Forum]]> Trade minister Cheong In-kyo attended the ministerial meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and the IPEF Clean Economy Investor Forum in Singapore to discuss energy and supply chain cooperation.  The events, which were held from Wednesday to Thursday, were attended by the 14 countries in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 06 Jun 2024 19:03:40 +0900 International
<![CDATA[South Korea, US, Japan, India and EU Launch Biopharmaceutical Alliance]]> South Korea, the U.S., Japan, India and the European Union(EU) have held the inaugural meeting of their consultative group on supply chains in the biopharmaceutical area.  The group, comprising the governments and private companies of the four countries and the EU, opened the first meeting of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 06 Jun 2024 16:13:57 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Gov't Refutes Woodside's Assessment that Exploring Gas Fields in East Sea Has No Prospects]]> The government has refuted an assessment made by Australia's Woodside Energy Group that exploring gas fields in the East Sea has no prospects.  The energy ministry and the Korea National Oil Corporation(KNOC) issued a press release Thursday saying the assessment does not comply with facts when ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 06 Jun 2024 15:48:25 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Putin Says Russia Ready to Restore Ties with S. Korea ]]> Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is ready to restore Seoul-Moscow ties as he lauded South Korea for not directly supplying weapons to Ukraine. According to Russia’s state-run TASS news agency, Putin made the remark on Wednesday when he met with the heads of top international news agencies in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 06 Jun 2024 13:07:36 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Korean American to Head USFK's 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command for 1st Time]]> A Korean American has taken office as the chief of U.S. Forces Korea’s(USFK) 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command for the first time. At an inauguration ceremony held at the U.S. Camp Walker base in the southeastern city of Daegu on Wednesday, Army Brig.-Gen. Jin Pak said he is proud to serve as a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 05 Jun 2024 16:02:57 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Korean American US Congressman Andy Kim Wins Democrat Nomination for New Jersey Senate Seat]]> U.S. Congressman Andy Kim, who is seeking to secure a Senate seat representing New Jersey, has won the primary for the Democratic Party's candidacy. The Associated Press and Reuters reported on Tuesday that the three-term representative from New Jersey's Third District defeated his opponents, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 05 Jun 2024 15:17:01 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US, Japan Condemn N. Korea’s Provocations, Military Ties with Russia ]]> South Korea, the United States and Japan strongly condemned North Korea's nuclear program and missile launches, as well as its military cooperation with Russia. The three nations expressed serious concerns regarding the North’s continued ballistic missile launches, including the launch of a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 05 Jun 2024 09:22:14 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea and African Nations to Boost Cooperation in 6 Areas]]> South Korea and 48 African countries agreed to boost cooperation in six areas to achieve the goals of shared growth, sustainability and solidarity during the 2024 Korea-Africa Summit on Tuesday.  In a joint press conference, President Yoon Suk Yeol and President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani of Mauritania, the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 04 Jun 2024 18:01:27 +0900 International
<![CDATA[IAEA: Kangson Complex Shares Infrastructure Characteristics with Yongbyon Uranium Enrichment Facility]]> The International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) has assessed that the infrastructure of Kangson Complex, a suspected uranium enrichment plant in North Korea, shares characteristics with the reported centrifuge enrichment facility at the North’s Yongbyon nuclear complex.  IAEA Director-General Rafael ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 04 Jun 2024 10:23:45 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea Begins Rotating Presidency of UNSC]]> South Korea began its monthlong rotating presidency of the UN Security Council(UNSC) on Monday.  The country’s Ambassador to the UN Hwang Joon-kook said on Monday that the UNSC will hold a meeting on the North’s human rights in the middle of this month.  The ambassador unveiled the plan during a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 04 Jun 2024 09:29:58 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Defense Chief Welcomes S. Korea-Japan Defense Chiefs' Agreement]]> United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has welcomed an agreement by the defense chiefs of South Korea and Japan to take measures to prevent the recurrence of a 2018 maritime row. Austin issued the position in a statement on Saturday after South Korea's Defense Minister Shin Won-sik and his ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 02 Jun 2024 13:20:37 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US, Japan Jointly Condemn N. Korea's Use of Ballistic Missile Technology]]> Vice foreign ministers from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan on Friday jointly condemned all acts that undermine security, including North Korea's satellite launch. The condemnation came during a trilateral meeting between first vice foreign minister Kim Hong-kyun, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Kurt ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 01 Jun 2024 12:21:59 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Strongly Condemns N. Korea's Spy Satellite, Ballistic Missile Launches]]> The United States strongly condemned North Korea's recent failed launch of a spy satellite and firings of ballistic missiles. In a statement on Thursday, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said the U.S. condemns in the strongest possible terms the North's recent launches using ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 31 May 2024 14:59:41 +0900 International