<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | International]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Korean-American Young Kim Loses in California House Race]]> Korean-American Republican Young Kim has lost in the race for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.   According to the Associated Press on Saturday, Democrat Gil Cisneros beat Kim in the closely contested race for the 39th Congressional District in Southern California, capturing a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:17:09 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140888
<![CDATA[CIA Official Made Secret Visit to Seoul for Talks with N. Koreans]]> A senior United States Central Intelligence Agency official in charge of Korean affairs reportedly paid a secret visit to South Korea this week to hold talks with North Korean officials at the border truce village of Panmunjeom.   According to sources familiar with the matter on Saturday, Andrew Kim, head ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:02:49 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140883
<![CDATA[Moon, Xi Agree to Cooperate for Successful 2nd US-N. Korea Summit ]]> President Moon Jae-in held summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday during which they agreed to closely cooperate for a successful second North Korea-U.S. summit. Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a briefing that during the summit held in Papua New Guinea on the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 20:42:49 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140881
<![CDATA[President Moon Continues Bilateral Talks in Papua New Guinea]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in is continuing his diplomatic efforts during his stay in Papua New Guinea to attend this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.  Hong Suhryung has more on what the President has been up to.    Report: President Moon finished his ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:42:21 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140880
<![CDATA[Moon Holds Summit with Australia ]]> President Moon Jae-in held summit talks with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Papua New Guinea on Saturday on the sidelines of a regional meeting. The two sides discussed cooperation in trade and energy as well as the Korean Peninsula, regional and global affairs. The two leaders ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:56:54 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140877
<![CDATA[Moon Meets Papua New Guinean PM]]> President Moon Jae-in held talks with Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O'Neill on Saturday and discussed boosting bilateral relations. Moon is visiting the Oceanian country to attend this year's summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and O'Neill is the current ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:50:10 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140876
<![CDATA[Japanese FM Admits Individual Rights to Claim Damages over Wartime Crimes]]> ​Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is said to have admitted that a normalization treaty between Seoul and Tokyo does not terminate individual rights to claim damages.  According to the online archives of the lower chamber of the Japanese parliament, Kono made the remark on Wednesday while ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:33:54 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140870
<![CDATA[N. Korea to Expel American Detainee ]]> North Korea has expelled an American national who was detained last month. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) revealed on Friday that the U.S. citizen, Bruce Byron Lowrance, was detained after entering the country illegally from China on October 16th.  It reported that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:41:56 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140867
<![CDATA[S. Korea, UAE Launch High-level Nuclear Consultation Channel]]> South Korea and the United Arab Emirates(UAE) have officially launched a high-level dialogue channel on nuclear energy cooperation. Its first meeting was held in Seoul Friday. In opening remarks at the high-level consultation, Seoul's chief delegate, Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho, said the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:04:18 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140862
<![CDATA[Gov't to Announce Decision to Disband Japan-Funded Foundation]]> South Korea's government is expected to formally announce this month the disbandment of a foundation set up to settle the issue of Japan's recruitment of wartime sexual slaves from Korea. The "Reconciliation and Healing Foundation" was funded with one billion yen, or more ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:51:39 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140860
<![CDATA[US: Confident N. Korean Leader Will Keep Denuclearization Promises]]> U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert says President Donald Trump takes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at his word that he will live up to promises he made at their Singapore summit. She says Kim and Trump arrived at promises for opening a brighter future for the North through its final, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:18:52 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140856
<![CDATA[Pence: US Won't Require Nuclear Inventory Before Second N. Korea Summit]]> U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the U.S. will not require North Korea to submit a list of its nuclear arsenal before a second bilateral summit, but that the two sides will have to come up with a plan to identify the weapons during the meeting. Pence made the remarks in an interview with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:27:50 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140840
<![CDATA[UN Committee Adopts Resolution Condemning N. Korea Human Rights Violations]]> A United Nations committee on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning human rights conditions in North Korea and calling for accountability. The UN Third Committee, which oversees humanitarian issues, passed the document by consensus without a vote. South Korea participated in the resolution as one of 61 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:02:57 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140838
<![CDATA[Moon Expects N. Korea to Attend ASEAN Regional Meetings]]> President Moon Jae-in says he expects North Korea to sincerely implement its pledge to complete denuclearization and also attend regional meetings arranged by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN).  Moon made the remarks at the East Asia Summit in Singapore on Thursday, where he outlined ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:51:51 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140837
<![CDATA[Seoul Expresses Concerns over Tokyo's Criticism against Forced Labor Ruling]]> Seoul has expressed its disappointment and concerns over Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono's unrelenting criticism against the South Korean top court’s ruling on Tokyo's wartime forced labor.  In a statement released Thursday, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said such behavior by the Japanese government ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:40:49 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140836
<![CDATA[ASEAN Leaders Call for Swift Implementation of Agreements on Korean Peninsula]]> Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) have welcomed summits held between the two Koreas and the United States and North Korea this year, urging them to swiftly implement the agreements they have reached so far.  The call was included in a 16-point chairman’s statement adopted at ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:08:59 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140834
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US to Launch Joint Working Group on N. Korea Next Week]]> Seoul and Washington are gearing up to launch a joint working group to coordinate their policies on North Korea’s denuclearization and inter-Korean cooperation as early as next week.  An official of Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it is possible the first joint working ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:58:35 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140833
<![CDATA[Japanese Embassy Meets Biz Community over Court Ruling]]> The Japanese Embassy in South Korea held a meeting with Japanese businesses operating in the country related to the Korean Supreme Court ruling ordering a Japanese firm to compensate victims of Tokyo's wartime forced labor. Kohei Maruyama, a minister at the embassy, reassured the business community ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:55:42 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140831
<![CDATA[EXIM Banks of S. Korea, China, Japan Agree to form Consultative Body]]> Export-import banks of South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to form a consultative body to enhance three-way cooperation.  According to the Export-Import Bank of Korea, its chairman Eun Sung-soo reached the agreement with his Chinese and Japanese counterparts on Thursday on the sidelines of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:50:06 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140829
<![CDATA[Gov't to Push for FTAs with Indonesia, Malaysia]]> The government will push for bilateral free trade agreements(FTA) with Indonesia and Malaysia, two key countries in South Korea's New Southern Policy initiative. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Thursday that Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong met with his Indonesian, Malaysian and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:33:11 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140826
<![CDATA[US: S. Korean Firms to Plead Guilty to Rigging US Military Fuel Bids]]> Three South Korean companies have reportedly agreed to pay a total of 260 billion won for their involvement in a bid-rigging scheme supplying fuel to U.S. Forces Korea bases. The U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that SK Energy, GS Caltex Corporation, and Hanjin Transportation will plead guilty ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:04:52 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140809
<![CDATA[US Congress Report Suspects Loose Chinese Sanctions on N. Korea]]> A bipartisan U.S. congressional panel suspects Beijing is not implementing sanctions on North Korea as hard as it did in the past.  According to Bloomberg, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released an annual report Wednesday that said the Chinese government “appears to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:30:37 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140805
<![CDATA[Moon Meets Putin, Highlights Peace Process on Korean Peninsula ]]> President Moon Jae-in says he expects prospective summit meetings between the two Koreas, and North Korea and the U.S. will bring "significant progress" on the denuclearization and peace-building process.  Moon made the remark in a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:06:16 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140804
<![CDATA[Japan, N. Korea Reportedly Had High-Level Contact in Mongolia ]]> North Korea and Japan reportedly held a high-level meeting in Mongolia amid speculation regarding a possible bilateral summit.  Fuji News Network said that Shigeru Kitamura, head of Japan's Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, contacted a senior North Korean official in Mongolia last ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:57:57 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140796
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US to Hold High-Level Economic Talks]]> South Korea and the United States are known to be pushing for their first high-level talks on economic cooperation since the launch of the Moon Jae-in administration.  A Seoul official said efforts are being made to arrange the meeting in Washington D.C. on December seventh.  Second Vice ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:38:44 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140794
<![CDATA[Pence, Abe Reaffirm Continued Sanctions on N. Korea]]> U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization. In a joint news conference after talks in Tokyo, Pence said that the U.S. will continue to put diplomatic and economic pressure on North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:17:21 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140778
<![CDATA[Japan Files Complaint against S. Korea with WTO over Shipping Subsidies]]> Japan has filed a complaint against South Korea with the World Trade Organization(WTO) over subsidies paid to South Korean shipbuilders. According to a WTO filing published on Tuesday, Japan claimed that the measures in question relate to the development, production, marketing, and/or sale or purchase of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:56:22 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140777
<![CDATA[Kremlin: Putin-Kim Jong-un Summit Unlikely in Near Future]]> Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the near future.  That's according to Putin press secretary Dmitry Peskov as quoted by Russia’s TASS news agency. There had been speculation that Putin might meet Kim in Vladivostok while returning from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:05:19 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140773
<![CDATA[Tokyo to Brief Japanese Companies in S. Korea on Supreme Court's Ruling]]> The Japanese embassy in Seoul plans to brief Japanese companies about the recent South Korean Supreme Court decision involving victims of World War Two era forced labor. The court ordered a Japanese company to pay compensation to four Korean plaintiffs, contradicting Japan's policy that a 1965 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:36:45 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140772
<![CDATA[Bolton: Trump Ready for 2nd Summit with Kim Jong-un]]> U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says President Donald Trump is ready for a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.  Bolton told reporters in Singapore Washington also remains opposed to China’s unilateral military steps in the South China Sea, adding the pace of U.S. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:31:45 +0900 International http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_In_detail.htm?No=140771