News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | International 15The latest news from home and abroad, with a close eye on Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular en <![CDATA[Foreign Journalists' Trip to Nuclear Test Site Delayed due to Rain]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136420 A group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to witness the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, but their departure to the site was delayed due to rain.  Correspondent Igor Zhdanov with Russia's state media RT reported on Tuesday that about 20 journalists from the U.S., ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 09:41:20 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136420
<![CDATA[Trump Vows to Give Security Guarantees if Kim Agrees to CVID]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136417 U.S. President Donald Trump says he will guarantee the safety of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his regime if Kim agrees to a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.  Trump made the remarks on Tuesday at the White House after a bilateral summit with South Korean President Moon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 08:32:40 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136417
<![CDATA[Moon, Trump Agree to Push for N. Korea Summit as Scheduled]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136416 President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to work together closely to hold the U.S.-North Korea summit set for June 12th in Singapore as scheduled. Moon's chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan said in a news briefing on Wednesday that the two leaders reached the agreement on Tuesday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 08:14:37 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136416
<![CDATA[Top Office: Moon, Trump to Have Candid Talks on Denuclearization, Peace]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136414 South Korea's National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong says President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to have candid and unscripted talks during their summit Wednesday in Washington.  Chung told reporters on the presidential jet en route to Washington that the summit will be an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:30:46 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136414
<![CDATA[Planes to Fly between Incheon, Taiwan via 2 Routes ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136412 The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport says planes flying between South Korea and Taiwan will be able to use multiple routes throughout the entire flight beginning this week.  Currently, only a section linking Incheon and Jeju is connected through multiple flying routes while there is only ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:09:10 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136412
<![CDATA[US Mints Commemorative Coin for Summit with N. Korean Leader ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136410 The U.S. government has issued a commemorative coin featuring the likeness of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ahead of their landmark summit in Singapore next month.   U.S. media reported that the White House unveiled the coin on Monday local time.  The front side of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 14:02:36 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136410
<![CDATA[President Moon Arrives in Washington for Talks with Trump]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136407 President Moon Jae-in has arrived in Washington on a visit to the U.S. to coordinate strategies ahead of the planned U.S.-North Korea summit.  Upon arrival at joint Base Andrews near Washington on Monday afternoon local time, the president was greeted by South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Cho Yoon-je and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 22 May 2018 12:18:13 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136407
<![CDATA[NHK: Foreign Reporters, Except from S. Korea, Receive Visa from N. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136404 Foreign journalists, except those from South Korea, have reportedly received visas to visit North Korea this week to witness the planned dismantlement of the regime’s main nuclear test site.  According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, U.S. and other foreign media personnel obtained entry visas from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 18:49:41 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136404
<![CDATA[Kyodo: N. Korean Diplomat in Russia to Attend Denuclearization Meeting in Moscow]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136398 A North Korean diplomat based in Russia will reportedly attend an experts' meeting on denuclearization to be held in Moscow later this month. Japan's Kyodo News issued the report on Monday citing a statement by Nagasaki University's Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition. Kyodo ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 17:05:10 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136398
<![CDATA[KOICA to Build Vocational Training Center in Myanmar]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136392 The Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA) will build a center for technical and vocational education and training(TVET) for free in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar. The agency said Monday that it held a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday that was attended by Myanmar's ministers of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 16:38:04 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136392
<![CDATA[Moon, Trump Agree on Close Consultation for Success of US-N. Korea Summit]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136372 South Korean President Moon Jae-in and United States President Donald Trump have agreed to continue close consultation for a successful summit of the planned U.S.-North Korea summit. Presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan said on Sunday in a written news briefing that the two leaders spoke on the phone for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 20 May 2018 14:22:48 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136372
<![CDATA[Moon to Embark on US Trip for Summit with Trump]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136368 President Moon Jae-in will embark on a four-day trip to the United States to meet with President Donald Trump ahead of the U.S.-North Korea summit. Moon will depart from Seoul Airport in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province on Monday afternoon and arrive in Washington the same day. The president is scheduled to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 20 May 2018 13:13:16 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136368
<![CDATA[Unification Minister: Denuclearization and Inter-Korean Relations Are Two Key Pillars]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136364 Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said he will seek ways to hold a high-level inter-Korean meeting once the annual South Korea-U.S. air drills are finished.  In an interview with Japan's Kyodo News, Cho likened denuclearization and inter-Korean relations as "a car's two wheels" and that with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 19 May 2018 14:54:25 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136364
<![CDATA[US Pacific Command Chief Nominated as Ambassador to Seoul]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136358 The White House said that President Donald Trump has nominated commander of the U.S. Pacific Command Harry Harris as U.S. ambassador to South Korea. Making the announcement, the White House said Friday that Harris is a "highly decorated, combat-proven Naval officer with extensive knowledge, leadership, and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 19 May 2018 13:37:16 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136358
<![CDATA[Group of Japanese Lawmakers Resume Activities to Improve Ties with N. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136354 A union of Japanese lawmakers seeking the normalization of Tokyo-Pyongyang relations has reportedly decided to resume its activity amid North Korea’s growing diplomatic engagement with the outside world.  The Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Friday that the union held an executives' meeting on Thursday and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 May 2018 19:11:30 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136354
<![CDATA[N. Korean Diplomats Attend S. Korea-Hosted Forum]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136351 North Korean diplomats took part in an international forum hosted by the South Korean government on Friday.  Seoul's Unification Ministry said the Korea Global Forum was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  Two North Korean diplomats working at the North’s embassy in Moscow attended the forum, marking ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 May 2018 17:46:14 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136351
<![CDATA[Seoul's Top Office Denies It Proposed N. Korean Nukes Be Shipped Overseas]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136346 The top office has denied a Japanese media report that claims Seoul has proposed to Washington that North Korean nuclear weapons be taken out of the country first as a way of achieving denuclearization.  President Moon Jae-in's chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan said in a text message to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 May 2018 17:14:25 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136346
<![CDATA[Pro-N. Korea Newspaper in Japan Blasts Bolton ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136343 A newspaper based in Japan considered to represent North Korea's stance overseas has criticized U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton and expressed concern over his negative effect on North Korea-U.S. relations. In an article posted on its Web site Friday, the Choson Sinbo said that Bolton is not ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 May 2018 16:48:12 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136343
<![CDATA[Moon, Trump to Discuss Future of N. Korea After Denuclearization ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136341 The presidential office said Friday that the South Korea-U.S. summit on Tuesday will discuss ways to implement the complete denuclearization of North Korea. The top office said during the summit talks in Washington, President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will also discuss ways to guarantee a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 May 2018 16:03:15 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136341
<![CDATA[Trump Says No Libya Model for N. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136324 U.S. President Donald Trump says he is not pursuing the so-called Libya model for dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons and would offer strong security guarantees in return for denuclearization.  Trump made the remarks on Thursday during a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 May 2018 08:23:47 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136324
<![CDATA[2nd Vice FM to Call for G20 Support for N. Korea's Denuclearization]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136321 Second Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun will attend the upcoming G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Argentina.  Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Cho would join the gathering in Buenos Aires on behalf of Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.  The ministry said Cho will explain the major ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 May 2018 18:18:37 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136321
<![CDATA[FP: US Rebuffed UN Appeal for Food Aid for N. Korea in April]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136313 The United Nations is reported to have asked the United States to provide food assistance for North Korea last month, but the U.S. refused.  Foreign Policy, a Washington-based magazine focused on global affairs, said that World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley proposed to White House ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 May 2018 16:57:50 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136313
<![CDATA[Army General Robert Abrams Likely to Become New USFK Chief]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136295 The commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command Robert Abrams will most likely become the new chief of the U.S. Forces Korea(USFK).  A security source in Washington told Seoul-based Yonhap News on Wednesday that the four-star Army general is likely to replace the commander of USFK, UN Command and South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 May 2018 10:41:09 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136295
<![CDATA[White House is Following 'Trump Model,' not Libya Model]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136288 The White House has downplayed comments by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, who recently called for a Libya model for the denuclearization of North Korea.  When asked about the model, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that she hadn't seen that as part of any ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 May 2018 08:38:33 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136288
<![CDATA[Bolton: US Remains Firm with Objective of CVID ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136287 National Security Adviser John Bolton has reaffirmed that the U.S. is committed to the goal of realizing the complete denuclearization of North Korea.  Bolton said on Wednesday during an interview with Fox News Radio that the U.S. is going to do everything it can to come to a successful meeting with North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 May 2018 08:28:14 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136287
<![CDATA[S. Korea, Mercosur to Launch FTA Negotiations in Late May]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136285 South Korea and the Southern Common Market, also known as Mercosur, will begin negotiations on a trade pact this month.  An official at Seoul's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy unveiled the plan on Wednesday, saying the government will actively push for new free trade deals to expand its trade ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 May 2018 18:57:40 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136285
<![CDATA[Prime Minister Lee Denies Yomiuri Report on Economic Assistance for N. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136282 The Prime Minister’s Office is denying a Japanese report that claims Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said the provision of economic aid to North Korea is an issue that would require discussions among the members of the six-party talks.    The Yomiuri Shimbun on Wednesday quoted Taku Yamasaki, a former ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 May 2018 18:20:20 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136282
<![CDATA[Industry Ministers of S. Korea, China to Meet to Discuss Cooperation ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136273 China’s industry minister will visit South Korea for the first time since the two countries began a long-standing row over the deployment of the U.S. THAAD antimissile battery in South Korea.  An official of the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Wednesday that Minister Paik ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 May 2018 16:34:31 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136273
<![CDATA[US to Continue Preparations for N. Korea Summit Despite Cancelled Inter-Korean Talks]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136253 The U.S. says it will continue preparations for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un despite the North’s abrupt cancellation of high-level talks with South Korea and threat to pull out of the planned U.S. summit.  The North cited the ongoing military exercises ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 16 May 2018 08:33:11 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136253
<![CDATA[Kono: Japan Not to Demand System Change if N. Korea Abandons Nuclear Program]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136249 Japan's Foreign Minister says Tokyo will not demand North Korea change its political system if it gives up its nuclear weapons program.  Japanese public broadcaster NHK reports that Taro Kono made the remark on Tuesday during a hearing arranged by the foreign affairs and defense committee of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 15 May 2018 19:01:06 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=136249