<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Politics]]> 15 en <![CDATA[S. Korean Parliamentary Leaders Return from US Trip Ahead of Summit]]> A group of South Korean parliamentary leaders returned home Sunday after visiting the United States ahead of a second summit between the U.S. and North Korea later this month. National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang and the chiefs of five political parties flew back home early Sunday after making an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:19:14 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[FM Kang Meets Russian Counterpart in Germany ]]> Seoul's Foreign Ministry says Minister Kang Kyung-wha held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany and discussed bilateral relations and Korean Peninsula affairs. Kang briefed Lavrov on Seoul's efforts to realize complete ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:16:46 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Kang, Kono Hope for Success in N. Korea-US Summit]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha held talks with her Japanese counterpart Minister Taro Kono on Friday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Seoul's Foreign Ministry said the two sides discussed cooperation to achieve denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:00:24 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Defense Chief Visits S. Korean Troops in UAE]]> Seoul's Defense Ministry said Saturday that Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo visited South Korean troops stationed overseas in the Cheonghae and Ahk units on Friday and offered words of encouragement. The Ahk unit in the United Arab Emirates(UAE) helps to train special forces and conduct joint military drills ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:47:28 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Trump: No Rush for Speed, Sanctions to Remain on N. Korea]]> Anchor: U.S. President Donald Trump said sanctions will remain on North Korea and he is not in a rush to remove the regimes' nuclear arsenal. Instead, ahead of his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump tried to highlight what the North can achieve through denuclearization.  Kim ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:15:59 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Top Diplomats of S. Korea, Poland Discuss Developing Ties, Inter-Korean Peace Efforts]]> The top diplomats of South Korea and Poland discussed ways to develop bilateral ties and peace efforts on the Korean Peninsula on Thursday. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz met in Warsaw on the sidelines of an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:49:57 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Floor Leaders of 4 Parties Urge Expulsion of LKP Lawmakers]]> The floor leaders of four ruling and opposition parties have reiterated the call to expel lawmakers of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party responsible for remarks disparaging the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy movement. An emergency debate was held in parliament on Friday jointly organized by 143 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:33:50 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Urges Active Reform of Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies]]> President Moon Jae-in reiterated the need to reform the nation's intelligence agency and law enforcement organizations.  In a meeting with the heads of the police, prosecution and the National Intelligence Service(NIS) at the presidential office on Friday, Moon said that the organizations have made ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:06:22 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea, Japan Foreign Ministers to Meet Friday]]> Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will hold talks with her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on various issues surrounding the two countries.  The Foreign Ministry in Seoul said the meeting comes as the two ministers are visiting Germany on Friday to attend the Munich Security Conference which will open on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:53:59 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Kyodo News: US Floats to N. Korea Idea of Declaring Nonaggression]]> Kyodo News reports Washington has floated to Pyongyang the idea of adopting a nonaggression or peace declaration act as they prepare for summit talks in Vietnam later this month. The Japanese news agency on Friday quoted a number of U.S. and Japanese government sources familiar with the matter.  The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:26:57 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Pompeo: Trump-Kim Summit to Discuss Easing Peninsula Tensions ]]> Anchor: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has presented an agenda for the second U.S.-North Korea summit. He said fostering reduced tension on the peninsula will be high on the list of talking points during the Trump-Kim summit, leaving observers speculating that sanctions exemptions won't be discussed as ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:46:06 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Command Ship of US 7th Fleet to Visit Busan]]> The command ship of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet will visit the port city of Busan to enhance the friendly ties between South Korean and U.S. forces.  South Korea's Navy said the 19-thousand-600-ton USS Blue Ridge, based in Yokosuka, Japan, will arrive in the port on Friday to support exchanges between the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:34:05 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Top Diplomats of S. Korea, US Hold Talks Ahead of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit]]> The top diplomats of South Korea and the U.S. met to discuss ways to ensure a successful second summit between North Korea and the U.S. set for later this month in Vietnam.   South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on the sidelines of an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:25:10 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea to Prepare Follow-up Measures to Defense Cost Deal with US]]> South Korea’s National Security Council(NSC) says the country will be thoroughly prepared for follow-up measures to a recent agreement with the United States on defense cost sharing.  The presidential office said the NSC convened a meeting Thursday presided over by chief of the presidential National ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:24:54 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Parties Lash out at LKP for Delaying Disciplinary Action]]> Rival parties are not content with the level of disciplinary action the main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) has taken against its lawmakers over their remarks disparaging the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy movement.  Ruling Democratic Party floor spokeswoman Kwon Mi-hyuk told a briefing Thursday that it ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:05:43 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[LKP to Expel Lawmaker for Disparaging Comments, Defers Decision for Two Others]]> Anchor: The main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) has decided to expel Rep. Lee Jong-myeong for making disparaging comments about the 1980 Gwangju Democracy Movement at a public hearing last week. The party, meanwhile, will defer disciplinary action on the other two representatives who made similar ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:48:51 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[US Ambassador to S. Korea Emphasizes Sanctions Will Remain Until N. Korea's Denuclearization]]> U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has emphasized that sanctions will remain in place until North Korea denuclearizes. At a forum hosted by a local nonprofit think tank on Thursday, Harris said Seoul and Washington are in "complete agreement" on maintaining the sanctions. The remarks come ahead of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:52:42 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[LKP to Expel Lawmaker for Disparaging Comments, Defers Decision for Two Others]]> The ethics committee of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) has decided to expel Rep. Lee Jong-myeong for making disparaging comments about the 1980 Gwangju Democracy Movement at a parliamentary hearing last week.  The committee has deferred a decision on the other two representatives Kim Jin-tae ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:44:25 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Ruling Bloc Agrees to Introduce Autonomous Regional Police on Trial Basis]]> The ruling party, the government and the presidential office have agreed to introduce a regional autonomous police system this year in five major cities and provinces on a trial basis before implementing it nationwide in 2021.  They revealed the plan on Thursday in a policy coordination meeting at the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:30:48 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Likely to Conduct Cabinet Reshuffle in Early March]]> President Moon Jae-in is expected to replace seven ministers -- interior and safety, land, oceans and fisheries, culture, science, unification and justice ministers in early March.  Presidential officials said on Wednesday that the planned reshuffle is mainly tapping bureaucrats and scholars to fill the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:44:11 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Top Diplomats of S. Korea, US to Hold Talks Ahead of 2nd US-N. Korea Summit]]> The top diplomats of South Korea and the U.S. will hold talks ahead of the upcoming second summit between the U.S. and North Korea in Vietnam set for later this month.  According to Seoul’s Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will hold a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:31:36 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Ruling Bloc to Announce New Minimum Wage Decision-Making Process]]> The ruling Democratic Party and the Employment and Labor Ministry will announce a new decision-making system regarding the minimum wage next week.  DP Representative Han Jeoung-ae, who leads the party at the parliament’s environment and labor committee, revealed the plan after a Wednesday meeting ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:23:52 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[LKP Mulling Disciplinary Action for 3 Lawmakers for Disparaging Gwangju Uprising]]> The main opposition party plans to hold another ethics committee meeting on Thursday after it failed to reach a conclusion on how to discipline three members for making disparaging remarks about the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy uprising.  Liberty Korea Party(LKP) Secretary-General Kim Yong-tae explained to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:45:13 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Civic Groups Call for Strict Dealings with Disparaging Gwangju Uprising]]> An alliance of several progressive civic groups have met with the leadership of the main opposition party to protest disparaging remarks made by three of its members in regards to the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy uprising.  In a meeting Wednesday with the Liberty Korea Party’s emergency committee leader, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:30:45 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea Cautions Against Trump's Remarks on Costs of Stationing US Troops]]> South Korea's presidential office has issued a cautious stance in relation to U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for Seoul to increase its share of the cost for stationing American troops on the Korean Peninsula.   Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom on Wednesday responded to Trump's latest remarks ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:43:54 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[6 in 10 S. Koreans Favor Expelling Lawmakers who Disparaged Gwangju Uprising]]> A survey released Wednesday shows that six in ten South Koreans approve of expelling lawmakers who made disparaging remarks about the 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement.  On Tuesday, Pollster Realmeter surveyed 501 adults nationwide and found that 64-point-three percent of respondents are in favor of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:40:57 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Mike Pompeo Hopes for Substantial Progress in Second US-N. Korea Summit]]> Anchor: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he hopes "substantial progress" will be made in the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un set for Vietnam later this month. Meanwhile, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said he discussed ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:35:31 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Ruling Bloc to Discuss Autonomous Police System]]> The ruling party, the government and the presidential office will discuss a planned introduction of an autonomous police system.  At a meeting to be held at the National Assembly on Thursday, Senior Presidential Secretary for Civil Affairs Cho Kuk will brief participants on the developments made thus far ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:23:58 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Lauds Highest Score Received in Anti-Corruption Index]]> President Moon Jae-in said that South Korea has received the highest score yet in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index. He said the international community has recognized Korea's efforts to eliminate the corruption and social ills of the past. Deputy presidential spokeswoman ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:19:41 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Gov't to Invest 332 Tln Won in Creating Inclusive Social Security System]]> The government will inject 332 trillion won, or over 295 billion dollars, by 2023 to establish a social security system that is more embracing of citizens in areas of employment, education and health. Through the system, the government aims to raise the quality of life to within the world's top 20 or ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:00:31 +0900 Politics