<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Politics]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Rival Political Parties Remain Apart on Extra Budget Bill ]]> Rival parties are struggling to iron out their differences on the second extra budget bill of the year designed to provide support to small businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Representatives of the ruling People Power Party(PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party(DP) on the parliamentary ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 18:56:37 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Security Officials of S. Korea, U.S. Discuss N. Korean Provocation ]]> Top security advisors of South Korea and the United States have discussed ways to respond to North Korea’s latest missile launches.   According to the presidential office in Seoul on Wednesday, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and his South Korean counterpart Kim Sung-han over phone shared ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 18:46:45 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Pres. Office: N. Korea Appears to be Preparing for Its 7th Nuclear Test]]> North Korea appears to be preparing for a seventh nuclear test, which would mark its first since declaring a self-imposed moratorium null and void.   According to the first deputy director of the National Security Office, Kim Tae-hyo, on Wednesday, the North tested a nuclear detonation device in a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 15:57:06 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Rival Parties Issue Opposite Reactions to Planned Personnel Vetting Division]]> The rival political parties on Wednesday had opposite reactions to the government’s plan to launch a division under the justice minister tasked with vetting high-level civil servant candidates. Main opposition Democratic Party(DP) representatives sitting on the parliamentary Judiciary and Legislation ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 15:30:41 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Top Diplomats of S. Korea, US Condemn N. Korea's Missile Tests]]> The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States engaged over the phone on Wednesday, exchanging views regarding North Korea's latest back-to-back ballistic missile tests. According to the foreign ministry, foreign minister Park Jin and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken strongly condemned the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 13:25:59 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Gov't Expresses Regret over Chinese, Russian Incursions in KADIZ]]> The government has expressed regret over the entry of Chinese and Russian military airplanes into South Korea’s air defense zone the previous day. A foreign ministry official said on Wednesday that the government expressed its regret to the Chinese and Russian sides through diplomatic channels and urged a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 11:21:10 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Pres. Yoon Condemns N. Korea's Missile Launches as Serious Provocation]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest launch of ballistic missiles, calling them a "serious provocation." Yoon issued the stance following his first meeting of the National Security Council(NSC), convened earlier on Wednesday after Pyongyang fired three ballistic missiles ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 11:17:08 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon Conducts His First Reshuffle of Top Military Commanders]]> The Yoon Suk Yeol administration has conducted its first reshuffle of general-level commanders, replacing the heads of all major military branches. The Ministry of National Defense said on Wednesday that Gen. Kim Seung-kyum, the deputy commander of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command(CFC), was ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 09:49:50 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[N. Korea's Suspected COVID-19 Total Caseload Exceeds 3 Million, Daily Tally Further Drops]]> Daily fever cases in North Korea, suspected to be COVID-19, stayed below 200-thousand for a fourth day, with the number of cumulative cases now surpassing three million. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) on Wednesday said the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 09:23:43 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA['US Assessing N. Korea's Latest Ballistic Missile Launches']]> The U.S. military said on Wednesday that it is assessing North Korea’s latest missile launches and closely discussing the matter with its allies. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command relayed the stance in a statement, saying the event does not pose an immediate threat to U.S. personnel or territory or its ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 09:09:11 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Chinese, Russian Military Planes Enter S. Korea's Air Defense Zone]]> Several Chinese and Russian military airplanes entered South Korea’s air defense zone on Tuesday. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) on Tuesday, two Chinese military planes entered the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone(KADIZ) from 126 kilometers northwest of Ieodo reef off the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 08:12:50 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Pres. Yoon Convenes NSC Meeting to Discuss N. Korea's Latest Launches]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol convened a meeting of the National Security Council(NSC) on Wednesday morning after North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the East Sea earlier in the day. According to the presidential office on Wednesday, the NSC meeting was scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. It marks the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 07:45:42 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[JCS: N. Korea Fires Three Ballistic Missiles toward East Sea Wednesday]]> North Korea fired three ballistic missiles toward the East Sea on Wednesday, immediately after U.S. President Joe Biden departed the region following trips to South Korea and Japan.  South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said on Wednesday morning that it detected missiles at 6 a.m., 6:37 a.m. and 6:42 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 May 2022 07:22:51 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea Denies IPEF Meant to Keep China in Check, Pledges Dialogue with Beijing]]> Seoul has reiterated its disagreement with the view that a new U.S.-led Indo-Pacific bloc is aimed at keeping China’s growing regional clout in check.  Foreign Ministry spokesperson Choi Young-sam relayed the stance during a regular media briefing on Tuesday, responding to concerns over Seoul’s ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 18:51:16 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Kim Jin-pyo Named as Candidate for Next National Assembly Speaker]]> The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) has tapped five-term lawmaker Kim Jin-pyo as its candidate for the next National Assembly Speaker. Kim edged out five-term lawmakers Lee sang-min and Cho Jeong-sik, as well as four-term lawmaker Woo Sang-ho, earning 89 votes out of 166. Kim served as the deputy ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 16:39:34 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[JCS: Preparations for Missile, Nuke Tests in N. Korea Appear Complete]]> The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said on Tuesday that North Korea appears to have completed preparations for a missile launch and a nuclear test. JCS spokesperson Kim Jun-rak said in a press briefing that Seoul and Washington are closely monitoring related movements and that the South Korean military ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 15:57:22 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[DP Interim Leader Pleads for Another Chance ahead of Local Elections]]> Park Ji-hyun, co-chair of the Democratic Party's(DP) interim leadership committee, has apologized for her party's misdeeds and asked voters to give the main opposition DP another chance in the upcoming June 1 local elections.  The 26-year old party co-leader called an emergency press conference ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 14:04:53 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[New Justice Ministry Org. to Screen Candidates for Senior Gov't Posts]]> The government plans to create an organization under the justice minister that will be tasked with collecting and managing information on candidates up for high-ranking government posts. The justice ministry unveiled the plan on Tuesday in its official newsletter. It said that it issued an advance notice ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 11:17:46 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Vice Defense Minister Attends 2nd Ukraine Defense Contact Group Meeting]]> Vice defense minister Shin Beom-chul has discussed ways to support Ukraine in the second Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting held virtually on Monday. According to the defense ministry on Tuesday, Shin said Seoul strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it an act that violates the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 10:59:16 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Pres. Yoon: Previous Gov't Approach toward N. Korea Has Been a Failure]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol says the previous government’s conciliatory approach toward North Korea has been a failure with regard to rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Yoon made the remark on Monday as he spoke exclusively to CNN in his first media interview since taking office two weeks ago. He said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 10:48:36 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Korean Air to Resume Incheon-Bali Flights from Mid-July]]> The nation's flag carrier Korean Air Lines will resume the direct flight between Incheon and Bali from mid-July after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to industry on Monday, Korean Air applied to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to restart the route from July ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 09:28:15 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[China Lodges Protest over Mention of Taiwan in S. Korea-US Summit]]> The Chinese government said on Monday that it has protested the mention of Taiwan in a joint statement issued after the summit of South Korea and the United States. In the summit in Seoul on Saturday, President Yoon Suk Yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden reiterated the importance of preserving peace and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 09:07:22 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon Makes Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2022 List]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol has made Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2022. The presidential office said on Monday that Yoon was chosen in the category of leaders. The weekly U.S.-based magazine compiles an annual list of the 100 most influential people in six categories – artists, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 08:40:39 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Health Minister Nominee Withdraws from Nomination]]> Health minister nominee Chung Ho-young withdrew from consideration on Monday as controversy surrounding him and his family failed to abate. The nominee announced his withdrawal at around 9:30 p.m. with a statement saying that he would serve as a small foundation for the success of the Yoon Suk Yeol ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 May 2022 08:13:33 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon: IPEF Aims for Joint Prosperity, S. Korea to Fulfill Its Role]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol says the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF) is aimed at realizing the shared prosperity of the region's economies as he pledged South Korea's active participation.  Yoon made the remark in a speech delivered during the inaugural summit of the new U.S-led cooperative ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 19:04:19 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Ministry: S. Korea, US to Set up Channel on Deployment of Strategic Assets]]> Military authorities plan to set up a formal discussion channel with the U.S. on the deployment of U.S. strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula in a follow-up move to the weekend's Seoul-Washington summit. An official of the Ministry of National Defense told Yonhap News on Monday that a channel ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 18:54:16 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Memorial Service Held to Mark Death Anniversary of Fmr. Pres. Roh Moo-hyun]]> A memorial service was held on Monday afternoon to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of former President Roh Moo-hyun. The ceremony in Roh's hometown of Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, was attended by Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, Interior and Safety Minister Lee Sang-min, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 18:08:08 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon Attends IPEF Summit, Makes Official S. Korea's Participation ]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol has made official Seoul’s participation in a new U.S.-led economic framework for the Indo-Pacific region as he attended a virtual summit initiating the multilateral regional bloc.  Yoon took part in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework(IPEF) summit on Monday afternoon, where a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 17:56:16 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[White House: US, Japan to 'Closely Work Together' on Regional Security Issues]]> The leaders of the United States and Japan have reaffirmed their will to closely coordinate responses to security challenges, including North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. According to the White House on Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. President Joe Biden, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 15:13:09 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Fmr. Pres. Moon Arrives in Bongha Village to Attend Roh's Memorial Service]]> Former President Moon Jae-in arrived at Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, to mark the 13th anniversary of the passing of former liberal President Roh Moo-hyun. Moon arrived at Roh's hometown and final resting place at around 10 a.m. on Monday, four hours before the memorial service ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 23 May 2022 14:07:28 +0900 Politics