News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/rss/rss_news.htm?lang=e&id=Po 15The latest news from home and abroad, with a close eye on Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular en <![CDATA[Sanders: No Plan to Contact N. Korea at Closing Ceremony]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134215 White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has reaffirmed that the U.S. delegation has no plans to meet with North Korean officials during the PyeongChang Olympics closing ceremony. Sanders, who is visiting South Korea as part of the U.S. delegation to the Olympics, held a press conference Saturday at Team ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:38:25 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134215
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Kim Tae-yun Wins Bronze in Men's 1,000-Meter Speed Skating]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134213 South Korea's Kim Tae-Yun has won bronze in the men's one-thousand meter speed skating at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  In the final held at the Gangneung Oval Friday night, the 23-year-old clocked in at one-minute eight-point-22 seconds. Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands clinched gold, crossing the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:24:16 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134213
<![CDATA[Rival Camps Clash over Impending Visit of Top N. Korean Official]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134197 Lawmakers are clashing sharply over the impending visit of Kim Yong-chol, vice chairman of North Korea's Workers' Party Central Committee, amid suspicions he played a key role in the sinking of South Korea's Cheonan warship in 2010. The ruling Democratic Party cited the Defense Ministry's official ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:27:57 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134197
<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump Arrives in S. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134191 U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, has arrived in South Korea for a four-day trip.  The White House senior adviser is leading the American delegation to the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics set for Sunday.  The delegation also includes U.S. Senator James Risch and White ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:52:13 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134191
<![CDATA[S. Korea Wins 1 Silver, 1 Bronze in Men's Short Track 500M ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134180 On the 13th day of competitions at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, South Korea added two medals in the men's short track 500-meter final.    In the event held at the Gangneung Ice Arena in the sub-host city of Gangneung on Thursday night, Hwang Dae-heon won the silver with a time of 39-point-854 seconds. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:32:27 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134180
<![CDATA[Key Figures from Washington, Pyongyang to Converge in Pyeongchang]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134165 Anchor: After a missed opportunity for a meeting between U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong, key figures from Washington and Pyongyang will again converge in Pyeongchang. U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and Kim Yong-chol, who leads ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:39:47 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134165
<![CDATA[Seoul to Spur Denuclearization Talks through Inter-Korean Dialogue]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134164 Seoul's Unification Ministry said Thursday it will seek to regularize inter-Korean dialogue while bring North Korea to the negotiation table to discuss denuclearization. In a report to the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee , the ministry said it will work to launch ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:34:26 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134164
<![CDATA[Former Aide of Pres. Park Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134162 A Seoul court has sentenced a former aide to ex-President Park Geun-hye to two and a half years in prison in a corruption scandal that led to Park's impeachment. The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday handed down the verdict to Woo Byung-woo, former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:16:37 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134162
<![CDATA[Moon Calls for Constitutional Revision People Can Relate To ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134161 President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said that revising the Constitution should be centered on the people and respectful of the will and intention of the public.  He stressed that a Constitution of the people should reflect the public's views both in content and procedure. During a lunch meeting with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:04:10 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134161
<![CDATA[Moon: S. Korea-US Relations Stronger than Ever]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134156 President Moon Jae-in says that South Korea's relations with the United States are rock solid and stronger than ever. In an interview with British magazine Monocle released on Thursday, Moon said that Trump told him to ask for help any time in the process of inter-Korean talks. Trump also reportedly told ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:59:43 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134156
<![CDATA[Moon Receives Briefing on GM Plan to Close Factory]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134154 President Moon Jae-in has received a briefing on the upcoming closure of a General Motors(GM) factory in South Korea, restructuring in the shipbuilding industry and youth employment from Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon.  According to presidential and government officials, the top agenda was minimizing the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:48:32 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134154
<![CDATA[Top Office Confirms Ivanka Trump to Arrive in S. Korea on Friday]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134152 The presidential office has confirmed that U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, will arrive in South Korea for a four-day trip on Friday and have dinner with President Moon Jae-in.  A top office official told reporters Thursday that the dinner will take place at the traditional wooden hanok ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:15:55 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134152
<![CDATA[USFK Holds Ceremony to Launch Company of Attack Drones]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134150 U.S. Forces Korea(USFK) held a ceremony marking the launch of a company of MQ-1C Grey Eagle unmanned aircraft in South Korea on Wednesday. The USFK, however, did not disclose the venue of the launch ceremony or the aircraft. The USFK said that the Grey Eagle company will be deployed at the U.S. air base in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:45:50 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134150
<![CDATA[S. Korea's 2014 Deal on Defense Cost Sharing under Fire]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134149 A controversy over the government's 2014 agreement to share costs for U.S forces stationed in South Korea was at the heart of a debate during a parliamentary session on Wednesday. The government recently admitted that in the 2014 deal, it had agreed that it could provide more cash for facility ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:28:11 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134149
<![CDATA[Assembly Committee Fails to Adopt Resolution on US Trade Pressure]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134148 The National Assembly's committee on trade and industry failed to adopt a resolution expressing regret over the U.S.’ trade pressure on South Korea on Wednesday, due to resistance from the main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP).  The committee will try to adopt the resolution again before a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:25:48 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134148
<![CDATA[Seoul: Moon, Trump May Discuss US Trade Pressure after Ivanka's Visit ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134137 President Moon Jae-in may have a chance to talk with U.S. President Donald Trump about growing trade pressure from Washington after the visit of a U.S. delegation led by Trump’s daughter for the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.   Presidential Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok revealed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:34:00 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134137
<![CDATA[Seoul Stresses Continued Consultations with US on Joint Military Drills]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134136 The presidential office says a new timetable for the stalled joint military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. will be announced through the allies’ consultations.  Presidential Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok gave the update during a National Assembly’s House Steering Committee  meeting on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:01:32 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134136
<![CDATA[Pres. Chief of Staff Urges Parliament to Swiftly Propose Constitutional Revision Bill]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134125 Presidential Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok urged the National Assembly to swiftly come up with a constitutional revision bill.  During a briefing to the parliament's House Steering Committee on Wednesday, Im said both the ruling and opposition parties had promised during the presidential election to hold a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:48:12 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134125
<![CDATA['North Korea Canceled Meeting with US Vice President at PyeongChang Games']]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134117 Anchor: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was reportedly ready to meet North Korean representatives at the PyeongChang Games, but the meeting fell through after the North pulled out last minute.  Alannah Hill has more.  Report: The Washington Post reports that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was ready to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:58:41 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134117
<![CDATA[Floor Leaders of Three Parties Likely to Launch Talks on Constitutional Revision]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134108 Floor leaders of the three major parties are likely to launch discussions on how to amend the Constitution.  Floor Leader Woo Won-sik of the ruling Democratic Party(DP) on Monday exchanged opinions on the matter with his counterparts Kim Sung-tae of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party and Kim ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:15:20 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134108
<![CDATA[S. Korea Wins Gold Medal in Women's Short Track 3000M Relay ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134101 South Korea has won a gold medal in the women's short track three-thousand-meter relay final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  In a competition held at the Gangneung Ice Arena in the sub-host city of Gangneung on Tuesday night, a team of Shim Suk-hee, Choi Min-jeong, Kim A-lang and Kim Ye-jin ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:45:57 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134101
<![CDATA[Ruling Party, Gov't and Top Office Draft Plan to Ban Work on Holidays]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134083 The ruling Democratic Party(DP), the presidential office and the government are said to have come up with a draft plan on strengthening regulations against working on holidays in a bid to enhance the effectiveness of reduced work hours. According to the DP on Tuesday, the three bodies recently agreed to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:50:15 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134083
<![CDATA[USFK Chief: S. Korea-U.S. Joint Drills Will Continue]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134082 The most senior U.S. military official in South Korea has said that Seoul and Washington will continue conducting joint military exercises. U.S. Forces Korea Commander Vincent Brooks made the affirmation in a report submitted to the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. He said the U.S. will execute two ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:33:52 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134082
<![CDATA[S. Korea, US to Make Announcement on Joint Drills After Paralympics]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134081 South Korea and the U.S. will announce when their postponed joint military drills will resume after the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games end on March 18th and before April. Speaking at a full session of the National Assembly's National Defense Committee on Tuesday, Defense Minister Song Young-moo said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:08:09 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134081
<![CDATA[China Confirms Vice Premier Will Attend Olympics' Closing Ceremony]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134075 China has confirmed that its vice premier, Liu Yandong, will visit South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games set for Sunday. Citing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang, China's official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that Liu will make a three-day visit ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:38:13 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134075
<![CDATA[S. Korea-Sweden Foreign Ministers' Meeting Held in Seoul]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134074 Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström sat down for talks on Monday in Seoul and discussed bilateral ties and issues concerning the Korean Peninsula.  According to the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, the two ministers agreed to maintain the momentum for inter-Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:20:12 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134074
<![CDATA[Ex-President Lee's Asset Manager Arrested]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134068 A Seoul court has issued an arrest warrant for Lee Young-bae, an assets and property manager of former President Lee Myung-bak. The Seoul Central District Court on Tuesday issued the warrant for the chief of a subcontractor of auto parts company DAS, allegedly owned by the former president, saying that the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:20:07 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134068
<![CDATA[S. Korea's Cha Min-kyu Claims Silver in Men's 500 meter]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134067 South Korean speed skater Cha Min-kyu has claimed the host country's seventh medal of the PyeongChang Games, winning a silver in the men's 500-meter race. In the finals at the Gangneung Oval on Monday, the 24-year old clocked in at 34-point-42 seconds, just point-01 seconds behind Norway's Havard ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:42:47 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134067
<![CDATA[Ruling Party Chief: Nuclear Issue a Matter of Survival for S. Korea]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134058 South Korea's ruling party leader attended a meeting with European businesspeople in Germany on Sunday and exchanged views on inter-Korean relations. During the meeting held at a Munich hotel, Democratic Party chairwoman Choo Mi-ae said that for South Korea, the North Korean nuclear issue is a matter of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:48:29 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134058
<![CDATA[Pres. Moon Asked Pence for US to Drop Safeguard Measures on Washing Machines]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134054 President Moon Jae-in has reportedly requested U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to remove safeguard measures on South Korean-made washing machines. On Monday, presidential office vice spokeswoman Ko Min-jung said in a written statement that Moon had made the request during a meeting at the top office with ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:37:43 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=134054