<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | International]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Pence: Trump Believes Peace will be Possible]]> Ahead of a second summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump is full of hope and believes peace will be possible. The vice president made the remarks on Saturday in a speech at the Munich Security Conference in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:22:31 +0900 International
<![CDATA['Japan's Top Diplomat Expresses Regret over S. Korean Assembly Speaker's Remarks']]> Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has reportedly expressed regret over South Korean National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang's recent remarks seeking an apology from Japan's Emperor Akihito to Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery. According to Japan's Kyodo News and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:55:45 +0900 International
<![CDATA[N. Korea, US Likely to Hold Pre-Summit Talks This Week in Hanoi]]> North Korea and the United States are expected to hold working-level talks this week in Vietnam to discuss agenda and preparations for their second summit set for late this month in Hanoi. A source in Vietnam said on Saturday that U.S. officials in charge of the summit's agenda will arrive on Tuesday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:06:50 +0900 International
<![CDATA['Kim Jong-un to Arrive in Vietnam on Feb. 25 Ahead of Trump Summit']]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will reportedly arrive in Vietnam on February 25th for a state visit ahead of a planned second summit with United States President Donald Trump. Reuters issued the report on Saturday, quoting three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule. Trump and Kim are set ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:57:36 +0900 International
<![CDATA[N. Korean Delegation in Hanoi to Prepare for Kim's Visit]]> A close aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is in Hanoi ahead of the planned second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim. A delegation of 12 North Korean officials led by Kim Chang-son, the North Korean leader's de facto chief of staff, arrived at Noi Bai International Airport ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:27:24 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Xi Touts Progress in Trade Talks with US]]> Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that China and the U.S. have made important progress in trade talks held in Beijing and that negotiations will continue next week in Washington. According to China's state-run Xinhua news agency, Xi made the remarks while meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:43:46 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Right-Wing Japanese Threaten Lawyers of Forced Labor Victims]]> A Japanese ultranationalist group has threatened the legal representatives of South Korean victims of wartime forced labor as they visited a Japanese firm to call for talks.  On Friday, the South Korean lawyers went to the headquarters of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Corporation in Tokyo for the third time ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:37:54 +0900 International
<![CDATA[USFK Chief Clarifies Troop Presence Not Related to Peace Treaty]]> U.S. Forces Korea(USFK) Commander General Robert Abrams says the issue of U.S. troop presence in South Korea is not connected to any potential declaration of an end to the Korean War or a peace treaty with North Korea. In a press release issued by USFK headquarters on Friday, the general said that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:09:00 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Senior N. Korean Official Responsible for US Relations Unveiled to Public]]> A senior North Korean official in charge of handling relations between Pyongyang-Washington has received publicity for the first time since being appointed to the post.  The Russian Embassy in Pyongyang posted on its Facebook page about a reception it hosted at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:51:10 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Pompeo: US Hopes to Make Real Progress at 2nd N. Korea-US Summit]]> U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is firmly committed towards the denuclearization of North Korea, but also hopes to increase dialogue with the North that will foster meaningful changes on the Korean Peninsula.  Pompeo told reports in Warsaw on Thursday during a meeting with Polish ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:46:15 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Considering Sanctions Exemptions for Aid Groups]]> The United States is reportedly mulling exempting humanitarian aid groups from a travel ban to North Korea and other sanctions against the communist country.  According to Voice of America, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said on Thursday that Washington is considering the exemptions for aid ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:35:17 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Pompeo: US Trusts Kim but Denuclearization Verification Required]]> U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. trusts North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's commitment to denuclearization, but that they will have to verify his commitment.    Pompeo, who is currently visiting Europe, made the remarks on Thursday during an interview with U.S. news organization CBS in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:30:14 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Hold Preliminary Talks for Possible CPTPP Membership]]> South Korea says it will hold unofficial, preliminary discussions with major members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership(CPTPP).  Economy and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki revealed the plan during an economy-related ministers' meeting on Thursday.  He said it is a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:31:40 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Leaders of S. Korea, Austria Discuss Denuclearization, Arms Reduction]]> Top leaders of South Korea and Austria have shared their wishes for permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.  President Moon Jae-in sat down with visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the presidential office on Thursday and briefed him on the ongoing peace process on the Korean Peninsula, driven ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:28:42 +0900 International
<![CDATA[India's PM Modi to Visit S. Korea from Feb. 21]]> Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit South Korea next week.  South Korea’s presidential office announced on Thursday that Modi will make a two-day visit from next Thursday at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in.  In what will be his first visit to South Korea in four years, Modi will hold ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:22:28 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Pres. Moon Meets Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz]]> The leaders of South Korea and Austria have sat down in Seoul for a bilateral summit.  Arriving in South Korea on Thursday on a two-day visit, Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz met with President Moon Jae-in at the presidential office later in the day. The two discussed policies regarding small ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:11:22 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US: Military Presence in Korea Not Linked to Peace Treaty]]> The U.S. Department of Defense is confirmed to have conveyed to Seoul that the issue of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea is irrelevant with the North Korea-U.S. dialogue on denuclearization. According to multiple officials in Seoul, the Defense Department clarified its official position regarding ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:07:14 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Jim Rogers Denies Reported Plan to Visit N. Korea]]> US investment guru Jim Rogers is said to have denied a South Korean media report that he plans to visit North Korea in the near future.   An official at Seoul’s Foreign Ministry told reporters on Thursday that the ministry contacted Rogers but confirmed that he has no such travel plans. The official ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:12:41 +0900 International
<![CDATA[UN Grants Sanctions Exemption for 2 More N. Korea Aid Projects]]> The UN has granted sanctions exemptions for two more humanitarian aid projects for North Korea, raising the number of sanctions waivers given for such projects to ten so far this year. The UN Security Council's sanctions committee on North Korea on Wednesday notified that it will allow French NGOs ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:19:18 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Vietnamese FM: Hanoi Prepared to Share Economic Model with N. Korea]]> Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh who visited Pyongyang earlier this week ahead of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's visit to his country later this month says Hanoi is prepared to share its economic development model with North Korea.  According to Vietnamese media on Thursday, Minh said if the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:53:01 +0900 International
<![CDATA[N. Korea Included on EU's Money Laundering Blacklist]]> The European Union(EU) has included North Korea on its blacklist of nations that pose higher risks of money laundering and terrorism financing.  The European Commission, a governing body of the EU, on Wednesday released a list of 23 jurisdictions including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Panama and Nigeria, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:58:15 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea, Russia Sign Action Plans on 9 Bridges of Cooperation]]> South Korea and Russia have signed joint action plans regarding their economic cooperation in northern regions, including a trilateral partnership with North Korea.  The signing of the plans on the so-called nine bridges was held in Seoul on Wednesday between Economy and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:18:41 +0900 International
<![CDATA[S. Korea's FM Denies Seoul Agreed to Pay More for Shared Defense Cost]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has refuted U.S. President Donald Trump’s remark that Seoul has agreed to pay 500 million dollars more this year for the shared cost for stationing American troops on the Korean Peninsula.   Meeting reporters on Wednesday, before embarking on a trip to Poland to attend ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:16:08 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Parliamentary Speaker Defends His Call for Akihito Apology]]> National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang has defended his remarks about the Japanese emperor's responsibility over his country's wartime sexual slavery.  In a meeting with reporters near Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Speaker Moon refuted Japanese politicians’ demand that he apologize for seeking ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:14:31 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US House Speaker Not 'Optimistic' But 'Hopeful' About N. Korea Summit]]> U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is not "optimistic" about the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit in Vietnam but "hopeful" the meeting will help establish peace on the Korean Peninsula. A visiting South Korean parliamentary delegation met with Pelosi in Washington Tuesday and said the House speaker ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:08:13 +0900 International
<![CDATA[UN: 2 in 5 N. Koreans Suffer from Food Insecurity and Malnutrition]]> A UN report shows that more than two in five North Koreans are suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition.  Radio Free Asia(RFA) cited a recent UN Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) report that said chronic food insecurity and malnutrition are extensive in the North.  The report says ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:50:32 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Trump Pressures Seoul to Pay More for US Troops]]> Anchor: U.S. President Donald Trump called for South Korea to increase its share of the cost for stationing American troops on the Korean Peninsula. Trump's remarks came only two days after the allies signed an agreement that will raise South Korea's contribution this year for maintaining the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:32:46 +0900 International
<![CDATA[US Military Commander: N. Korea Unlikely to Give up All of its Nukes]]> A top U.S. military commander said that North Korea is unlikely to give up all of its nuclear weapons or production capabilities, but may seek to negotiate partial denuclearization in exchange for international concessions. Admiral Philip Davidson, chief of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, gave his assessment ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:29:24 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Trump: S. Korea Agreed to Pay $500 Mil More for US Troops]]> U.S. President Donald Trump called for South Korea to increase its share of the cost of stationing American troops on the peninsula.  Trump claimed during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday that South Korea had agreed to pay 500 million dollars more for defense sharing "at his request," ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:59:06 +0900 International
<![CDATA[Biegun: US, N. Korea Covered More Than 12 Issues in Pre-Summit Talks]]> The U.S. special envoy for North Korea said on Monday that Washington and Pyongyang covered more than a dozen items during their pre-summit talks last week. A South Korean parliamentary delegation visiting Washington told reporters that during a meeting with U.S. Special Representative for North Korea ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:51:43 +0900 International