<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | International]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Abe Wins Another Term as LDP Chief]]> Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured his third term as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. In the leadership election held Thursday, Abe comfortably beat his only contender, former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba, by clinching 553 out of a total 810 votes.  The victory will extend ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:30:39 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139497
<![CDATA[Pompeo: US Ready to Talk with N. Korea, Proposes Meeting in Vienna]]> U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is prepared to "immediately" engage in talks with North Korea after Pyongyang vowed to shut down a key missile test facility following the third summit between the leaders of the two Koreas.  In a statement Wednesday, Pompeo welcomed the North's decision ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:35:42 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139477
<![CDATA[Trump Sees 'Tremendous Progress' with N. Korea]]> U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "tremendous progress" was being made with North Korea following a third summit between the leaders of the two Koreas. Trump told reporters at the White House that there was very good news from North and South Korea, adding he received a tremendous letter from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:07:42 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139476
<![CDATA[Trump Praises Kim Jong-un for Agreeing to Steps for Denuclearization]]> U.S. President Donald Trump says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow international inspections at the North’s nuclear facilities.  Trump made the revelation on his Twitter on Tuesday, disclosing some of the agreements reached during the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang this week.  He ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:55:48 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139463
<![CDATA[UN Security Council to Hold Ministerial Meeting on N. Korea Next Week]]> The UN Security Council will hold a minister-level meeting next week to discuss North Korea's denuclearization and sanctions.  U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said during a news briefing on Tuesday that foreign ministers of the 15 Security Council members will hold the meeting next ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:06:06 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139447
<![CDATA[Trump Reaffirms Intent to Sign Revised KORUS FTA during UN General Assembly]]> U.S. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed that he will sign a revised free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea later this month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, calling it a fair deal. Speaking at a joint news conference after a summit with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:49:34 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139446
<![CDATA[US Hopes for Meaningful, Verifiable Steps toward N. Korea's Denuclearization]]> The U.S. said Tuesday that it hopes to see meaningful and verifiable steps toward the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons program through the ongoing inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said during a news briefing that the summit between South Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:27:27 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139445
<![CDATA[Pompeo Re-emphasizes Importance of Sanctions on N. Korea ]]> Amid speculations Russia helped North Korea evade international sanctions, U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo stressed that global sanctions are an essential part of efforts to achieve the denuclearization of the North.  The secretary tweeted on Monday that the U.S. called a meeting of the UN Security ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:31:10 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139423
<![CDATA[US Media: Moon's Trip Will Test his Ability to Bridge Gap between Kim, Trump]]> U.S. media reported on the upcoming inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, saying that South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ability as a mediator will be put to the test again.  Bloomberg News said on Sunday that Moon’s trip to North Korea’s capital, the first such visit by a South Korean leader in eleven ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:39:18 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139379
<![CDATA[UN Panel: N. Korea Sold Arms to Middle East Countries]]> North Korea has reportedly sold arms and military equipment to Middle East countries in violation of the United Nations sanctions.   The Wall Street Journal issued the report on Saturday citing a secret report by experts monitoring UN sanctions against the regime.   The UN experts said in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:17:42 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139374
<![CDATA['S. Korea to Urge N. Korea-Japan Summit during Inter-Korean Summit']]> South Korea will reportedly call on North Korea to hold summit talks with Japan during the upcoming inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang.   Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily issued the report on Sunday quoting a source familiar with inter-Korean relations.   The daily quoted the source as saying ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 16 Sep 2018 13:11:22 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139373
<![CDATA[RFA: No Meeting Scheduled between N. Korea, US at UN Session]]> The United States has reportedly no plan yet for any talks with North Korea in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session late this month.   Washington-based news media Radio Free Asia (RFA) on Sunday quoted a U.S. State Department official as saying that there is no ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 16 Sep 2018 12:20:23 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139369
<![CDATA[WSJ: 8 Nations Join Forces to Hunt Ships Smuggling Fuel to N. Korea]]> The Wall Street Journal on Friday cited U.S. military officials as saying that Washington is convening a multinational coalition to expand the surveillance of ships smuggling fuel to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions. The report said a U.S. navy ship will host the new coalition that aims to better ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:29:18 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139361
<![CDATA[US Slaps Further Sanctions on N. Korea]]> Anchor: The United States has unveiled new sanctions against North Korea, targeting two IT companies in China and Russia and a North Korean individual. The latest sanctions centered on blocking the North from sending IT personnel abroad.  Our Lee Bo-kyung has more.  Report: The U.S. Treasury ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:10:45 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139338
<![CDATA[US Sanctions N. Korea IT Firms in China, Russia]]> The U.S. announced new sanctions against North Korea Thursday, targeting two companies in China and Russia and a North Korean individual. The Treasury Department said that it blacklisted Russia-based company Volasys Silver Star, China-based China Silver Star and its CEO Jong Song Hwa for violating U.S. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:23:55 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139329
<![CDATA[Seoul's FM Seeks ASEAN Supports for Inter-Korean Summit]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is seeking cooperation from Southeast Asian countries over Seoul’s “New Southern Policy” and its peace-building efforts on the Korean Peninsula.  Kang made the request during a meeting this week with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Sep 2018 19:15:57 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139328
<![CDATA[Italian Travel Agency Launches Package Touring Both Koreas]]> An Italian travel agency has released a package providing tours to both South and North Korea. According to Radio Free Asia on Thursday, Mistral Tour, which is a subsidiary of Italy’s Quality Group, launched the tour package after getting final approval from the North. The package provides a 15-day ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:55:29 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139302
<![CDATA[CNN: US, Allies Moving to Expose N. Korean Sanctions Violations]]> The U.S. and its allies are reportedly moving to expose cases of North Korean violations of UN Security Council sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear and missile programs. CNN on Wednesday quoted two defense officials as saying that the U.S. and its allies are days away from launching a new effort to more ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:02:55 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139300
<![CDATA[Kuwaiti Health Ministry: S. Korean MERS Patient Not Infected in Kuwait]]> The Kuwaiti Health Ministry has tentatively concluded that a South Korean who was recently diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(MERS) was not infected in Kuwait.  The ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that its investigators had insufficient information about the patient's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:04:43 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139295
<![CDATA[China, Russia Agree to Strengthen Cooperation amid Trade Conflicts with US]]> China’s Foreign Ministry says President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the fourth Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok this week. Both countries, each experiencing friction with the United States over trade and other issues, agreed to bolster bilateral ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:10:12 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139286
<![CDATA['CIA Concluded N. Korea Did Not Have Capability to Strike US with Nuclear Missile']]> The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) reportedly concluded early this year that North Korea had yet to secure the capability to strike the U.S. mainland with nuclear-armed missiles.  Bob Woodward, the author of the book "Fear: Trump in the White House," described in his book how the U.S. had discussed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:30:31 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139272
<![CDATA[State Department: US Has No Current Plan to Send Pompeo to N. Korea]]> The U.S. State Department says that Washington has no plan to send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to North Korea at the moment. When asked about the possibility of Pompeo traveling to North Korea, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday in a news briefing that the U.S. is not ready and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:03:43 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139267
<![CDATA[Russia Says Discussions to Build Pipelines to S. Korea via N. Korea Resume]]> South Korea and Russia have reportedly resumed discussions about the possibility of laying pipeline between the two countries via North Korea.  Russian Trade Representative in South Korea Mikhail Bondarenko mentioned the project to Russian media outlets on Tuesday on the sidelines of the Eastern ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:19:19 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139263
<![CDATA[Foreign Minister Kang, US Nuke Envoy Discuss N. Korea Issues]]> South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with the new U.S. point man on North Korea on Tuesday to discuss North Korean issues.  Stephen Biegun, the U.S. State Department's special representative for North Korea, arrived in Seoul on Monday as part of his Northeast Asia tour. Biegun paid a courtesy ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:03:01 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139236
<![CDATA[Bolton: Kim Jong-un Offered Denuclearization in Two Years]]> U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered to dismantle his nuclear weapons program within two years when he met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April. Bolton said on Monday in a speech to the Federalist Society in Washington that during the April ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:41:48 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139234
<![CDATA[White House: Kim Jong-un Sent Letter to Trump Seeking Second Summit]]> The White House said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump has received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un calling for a second summit and coordination for the meeting is already underway. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a news briefing that Kim requested the follow-up to the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:04:53 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139231
<![CDATA[S. Korea, France to Hold High-Level Talks on N. Korea's Nuke Issue]]> South Korea and France will hold a third high-level meeting this week to discuss North Korea’s nuclear issues.  According to Seoul’s Foreign Ministry on Monday, South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon and France's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:24:17 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139224
<![CDATA[Chinese Official Conveys Xi's Letter to Kim Jong-un]]> A high-ranking Chinese official reportedly conveyed a personal letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping's to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday. China's state broadcaster China Central Television(CCTV) said that Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:45:08 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139203
<![CDATA[Trump Thanks Kim for Military Parade without ICBMs]]> U.S. President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for holding a major military parade without displaying intercontinental ballistic missiles, calling it a "big and positive" gesture. Trump tweeted on Sunday that North Korea's parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of its ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:12:38 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139201
<![CDATA[Moon Sending Envoys to China, Japan to Brief Outcome of N. Korea Trip]]> Seoul's presidential office said Friday it will send envoys to China and Japan to explain the outcome of the South Korean delegation's visit to North Korea earlier this week. Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a press briefing that President Moon Jae-in has ordered his top security ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 07 Sep 2018 18:00:45 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=139179