<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Politics]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Presidential Aide Questioned over Illegal Political Fund Allegations]]> The prosecution summoned and questioned Song In-bae, presidential secretary for political affairs, on allegations that he received illegal political funds.   The Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors' Office said that they questioned Song as a suspect on his alleged violations of the Political Fund ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:43:46 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140887
<![CDATA[Former Supreme Court Justice Park Faces Questioning over Judicial Power Abuse]]> The prosecution will summon former Supreme Court Justice Park Byeong-dae on Monday for questioning as part of its probe into allegations of power abuse by the top court.   A probe team at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said Sunday that they asked Park to appear for questioning at 9:30 a.m. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:21:58 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140885
<![CDATA[Moon Proposes Creating APEC Digital Innovation Fund]]> President Moon Jae-in has proposed that the nations of Asia and the Pacific regions create a joint fund aimed at improving the region's digital capabilities.   The president made the proposal on Sunday at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Papua New Guinea's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:52:05 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140882
<![CDATA[Homemaker Husbands on the Rise Despite Low Birthrate ]]> Despite the low birthrate, the number of homemaker husbands in South Korea has been rising for a year. According to Statistics Korea's employment data on Saturday, as of October, some seven thousand men were responsible for childcare out of the economically inactive population, which refers to those aged 15 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:07:49 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140878
<![CDATA[Gyeonggi Governor Reproaches Police]]> Gyoeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung strongly criticized the police for confirming that a controversial Twitter account in fact belongs to his wife, Kim Hye-gyeong. Shortly after the police revealed its results Saturday, Lee wrote on his social networking page that his gloomy prediction had come true and that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:44:10 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140875
<![CDATA[Gasoline Price Drops 115 Won Since Fuel Tax Cut]]> Domestic gasoline and diesel prices have dropped for the second week following the government's fuel tax cut.  According to Opinet, a Web site on oil price information run by the Korea National Oil Corporation, the average price of regular gasoline sold at filling stations nationwide fell 85-point-two won ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:16:36 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140874
<![CDATA[N. Korean Delegation Heads Home]]> A North Korean delegation ended its four-day visit to South Korea and returned home Saturday.  Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of North Korea's Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, arrived in the South on Wednesday with four other North Korean delegates to attend an international peace forum in Gyeonggi ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:06:18 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140873
<![CDATA[Police Confirm Controversial Twitter Account Belongs to Governor's Wife]]> The police have determined that a disputed Twitter account that spread false election rumors belongs to the wife of Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung. The cyber unit at Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency said Saturday that it will ask prosecutors early next week to indict Kim Hye-gyeong on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:52:24 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140872
<![CDATA[Unification Minister, Pompeo Discuss Close Coordination on N. Korea]]> Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington Friday and discussed North Korea's denuclearization and ways to build lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. The ministry said that Cho held talks with Pompeo at the State Department for about 25 minutes and also ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:25:55 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140871
<![CDATA[PM Solicits Opinions from Bank Chiefs ]]> Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon met with banking chiefs on Friday and asked for their opinions on what more the government can do to prepare for the fourth Industrial Revolution.  Korea Federation of Banks Chairman Kim Tae-young as well as the heads of 15 commercial and government-run ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:15:04 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140863
<![CDATA[Official Accompanying Moon Found Unconscious in Singapore]]> President Moon Jae-in posted on Facebook Friday that Kim Eun-young, director-general of the Foreign Ministry's South Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau, remains unconscious after an apparent cerebral hemorrhage.  Kim, who oversaw all working-level issues related to Moon's current ASEAN ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:03:48 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140861
<![CDATA[UN 3rd Committee Condemns N. Korean Rights Violations]]> Anchor: A United Nations committee on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning human rights conditions in North Korea and calling for accountability. If it is adopted at the UN General Assembly next month, it would mark the fourteenth consecutive year that the UN has adopted a North Korean human rights ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:38:50 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140857
<![CDATA[Pres. Moon: Overwhelmed by ASEAN Support Toward Peace on Korean Peninsula]]> President Moon Jae-in says he was overwhelmed by the warm interest and support that the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) demonstrated toward establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula.  Moon revealed the view on his Facebook account on Friday after wrapping up his trip in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:05:55 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140854
<![CDATA[Moon Arrives in Papua New Guinea ]]> President Moon Jae-in arrived in Papua New Guinea on Friday after wrapping up a four-day trip to Singapore for regional summits.  The president arrived in Port Moresby, the capital of the Oceanian country, Friday afternoon on Air Force One.  During the three-day stay, Moon will attend the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:28:16 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140853
<![CDATA[Unification Ministry: Kim Jong-un Occasionally Attends Military Events ]]> Seoul's Unification Ministry addressed news reports of Kim Jong-un's inspection of a weapon test, saying that the North Korean leader occasionally made public appearances at military-related events this year. During a daily news briefing on Friday, ministry spokeswoman Lee Eugene told reporters that there ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:52:42 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140850
<![CDATA[Key Witness to Testify in Trial of Online Opinion Rigging Case]]> A Seoul court on Friday held a second hearing in the trial of South Gyeongsang Province Governor Kim Kyoung-soo, who has been indicted on opinion rigging in collusion with an influential blogger known as "druking."  During the hearing, the Seoul Central District Court will listen to testimony by a key ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:42:30 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140849
<![CDATA[Kim Jong-un Attends New Tactical Weapon Testing]]> Anchor: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly inspected a test of a newly developed high-tech weapon. North Korean media said that the weapon is not a strategic missile but the news marks the first time in about a year that Kim has attended a weapon testing. Kim Bum-soo has more.  Report: ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:31:02 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140848
<![CDATA[Moon's Approval Rating Falls for Fifth Week to 52%]]> President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has dropped for the fifth consecutive week. According to the latest Gallup Korea survey of about one-thousand adults conducted nationwide between Tuesday and Thursday, 52 percent of the respondents said the president is doing a good job, down by two percentage ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:15:28 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140847
<![CDATA[Navy to Launch its First Training Ship Friday]]> The South Korean Navy will launch its first training ship, the Hansando, on Friday. The launch ceremony is set to take place at the Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Gyeongsang Province. The 45-hundred-ton class ship, which is equipped with classrooms and can accommodate over 400 people, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:00:47 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140846
<![CDATA['S. Korea Joined UN Committee's Adoption of Resolution on N. Korea Human Rights']]> South Korea's Foreign Ministry says it joined a UN committee's adoption of a resolution condemning human rights conditions in North Korea. The UN Third Committee, which oversees humanitarian issues, passed the document by consensus without a vote on Thursday. South Korea participated in the resolution as ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:20:11 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140844
<![CDATA[Moon to Attend APEC in Papua New Guinea]]> President Moon Jae-in will head to Papua New Guinea on Friday after wrapping up a four-day trip to Singapore for regional summits.  The president will arrive in Port Moresby, the capital of the Oceanian country, on Friday afternoon on Air Force One.  During the three-day stay, Moon will attend the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:37:47 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140841
<![CDATA[Opposition Boycotts Assembly Plenary Session ]]> The National Assembly was scheduled to convene a plenary meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday but it could not open as the necessary quorum was not met due to opposition boycott.  Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang said the Liberty Korea Party(LKP) and the Bareunmirae Party have conveyed their intent not to attend ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:44:05 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140828
<![CDATA[Moon Meets US VP Pence amid US-N. Korea Stalemate ]]> Anchor: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says a second U.S.-North Korea summit is not far in the future. He met in Singapore Thursday with President Moon Jae-in. Kurt Achin has more.   Report:  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says a second summit between President Donald Trump and North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:47:35 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140823
<![CDATA[Pres. Moon Thanks ASEAN Plus Three for Solidarity on Korea Issues]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha thanked fellow members of the ASEAN Plus Three on behalf of President Moon Jae-in Thursday for their solidarity and support of Korean Peninsula issues.  [Sound bite: S. Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (Korean)] "In the past year South and North Korea have held three ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:14:36 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140821
<![CDATA[Pres. Moon: S. Korea-US Alliance Led N. Korea to Engage in Dialogue]]> President Moon Jae-in says the strong South Korea-U.S. alliance is what created the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and led North Korea to engage in dialogue. Moon made the remark on Thursday during talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence held on the sidelines of meetings related to the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:13:01 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140820
<![CDATA[Chinese Tour Agency Removes S. Korea Tour Offers from Web]]> A leading Chinese travel agency has deleted tour programs to South Korea from its Web site Thursday. The move came after Ctrip garnered attention for restarting the online marketing of South Korean programs, posting tours to Seoul and Gangwon Province on Wednesday.  Ctrip’s promotion was seen as ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:45:17 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140817
<![CDATA[Moon's Approval Rating Falls for 7th Straight Week ]]> President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has dropped for the seventh consecutive week.   According to a new Real Meter survey of one-thousand-500 adults nationwide conducted between Monday and Wednesday, 53-point-eight percent of respondents answered that the president is doing a good job, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:24:03 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140816
<![CDATA[College Entrance Exam Under Way Across the Nation]]> The annual College Scholastic Ability Test(CSAT) is under way at one-thousand-190 test sites across the nation.  The college entrance exam began with the Korean language exam at 8:40 a.m. The fifth and final foreign language exam will end at 5:40 p.m. after the math, English, Korean history and science ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:28:15 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140811
<![CDATA[Korean-American Andy Kim Elected to US Congress ]]> Korean-American Democrat Andy Kim has been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming the first Korean to serve in Congress in almost 20 years. His opponent, incumbent Rep. Tom MacArthur posted on his Facebook Wednesday night that he had called Kim to concede, writing that "enough provisional ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:37:27 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140807
<![CDATA[Moon to Meet Pence in Singapore, Attend ASEAN Summits]]> President Moon Jae-in will meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday in Singapore. In their first meeting since the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February, Moon and Pence are expected to discuss ways to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and establish peace in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:25:11 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=140806