<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Politics]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Activists Urge S. Korea to Give More Assistance to Laos Dam Collapse]]> Activists from Southeast Asian countries are calling on South Korea to play a more active role the aftermath of a massive dam collapse in Laos in July.    The activists from Thailand and Cambodia held a press conference in Seoul on Thursday, saying the damage from the fatal dam incident is more ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:08:08 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139511
<![CDATA[Moon: N. Korea Hopes to Achieve Denuclearization Quickly ]]> President Moon Jae-in says North Korea is hoping to complete denuclearization at an early date so it can focus on economic development.  Moon made the remark at the main press center at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on Thursday, as he gave a briefing on the outcome of the inter-Korean summit in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:27:20 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139509
<![CDATA[Court Turns Down Bail Request by Two Ex-Spy Chiefs ]]> The court has refused two former spy chiefs' requests to stand trial without detention on charges related to their delivery of spy agency funds to former President Park Geun-hye.   The Seoul High Court on Thursday denied the requests for release on bail for former National Intelligence Service ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:22:19 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139505
<![CDATA[PM Lee Calls for China's Support for Denuclearization ]]> Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has called for China's continued support for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and peace-building efforts for the region.  Lee made the request during a meeting with Ding Zhongli, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:11:31 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139504
<![CDATA[Gender Equality Minister Nominee Grilled in Confirmation Hearing]]> The National Assembly held a confirmation hearing for Gender Equality and Family Minister nominee Jin Sun-mee on Thursday. She was grilled in particular on her views on homosexuality and why she left out an evaluation process on her stock holdings which aims to prevent conflict of interest for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:08:36 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139503
<![CDATA[Moon and Kim Highlight Korean Unity at Mt. Baekdu]]> Anchor: The leaders of the two Koreas tried to highlight the unity of Korean people on the last day of their third summit while visiting Mount Baekdu. The mountain is regarded as the sacred origin of Koreans. President Moon Jae-in wrapped up his three-day trip to North Korea by visiting the mountain before ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:37:15 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139498
<![CDATA[Pompeo: US Ready to Re-engage in Dialogue with N. Korea]]> Anchor: Washington is resuming its nuclear dialogue with Pyongyang after leaders of the two Koreas agreed that the North will take further denuclearization steps. With U.S. President Donald Trump lauding the inter-Korean summit, his state secretary said a meeting is being arranged between the U.S. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:59:13 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139494
<![CDATA[S. Korea Mulls Meeting of Top Diplomats of Two Koreas, US]]> South Korea will consider arranging a meeting of the top diplomats of the two Koreas and the U.S. on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week.  South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon said in a news briefing Thursday that talks among the foreign ministers of the three countries are crucial, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:47:05 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139489
<![CDATA[Top Office: New Process Has Begun with Pyongyang Declaration]]> The presidential office says a new process supported by related countries is being introduced with the Pyongyang Declaration which was signed by the leaders of the two Koreas Wednesday. Senior presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan told reporters on Thursday a "new time has begun," as he introduced ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:10:09 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139485
<![CDATA[Pres. Moon to Head Home from Airport Near Mt. Baekdu]]> President Moon Jae-in is set to head straight home from an airport near North Korea’s Mount Baekdu on Thursday. Moon’s senior press secretary Yoon Young-chan told reporters that after visiting Mount Baekdu with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Moon will get on a plane at Samjiyon Airport and return ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:40:18 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139484
<![CDATA[S. Korean First Lady Visits N. Korean School for Gifted Children]]> South Korea’s first lady, Kim Jung-sook, has visited a leading North Korean school for gifted children in Pyongyang.  Flanked by her attendants, she arrived at Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace at around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and was escorted around by the school's president, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:36:16 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139471
<![CDATA[Moon, Trump to Meet in New York on Monday]]> President Moon Jae-in will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week.  Moon’s chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan said in a media briefing on Wednesday that the South Korean president will return home from North Korea on Thursday before taking ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:30:58 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139470
<![CDATA[China Welcomes Inter-Korean Summit Outcome]]> China has welcomed the outcome of the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang.  Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said in a regular media briefing on Wednesday that the two Koreas have reached an important shared realization to pursure denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, ease military ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:23:11 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139469
<![CDATA[Top Office: Summit Practically Declares to End Korean War]]> South Korea’s presidential office says the leaders of South and North Korea have virtually declared to end the Korean War through the latest inter-Korean summit.  Chief presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan made the assessment on the September 19th Pyongyang Declaration reached during ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:09:01 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139468
<![CDATA[[Full Text] Sep. 19th Pyongyang Declaration]]> September 19th Pyongyang Declaration South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held summits in Pyongyang from September 18th to the 20th. The two leaders assessed that remarkable achievements had been made since the historic Panmunjeom Declaration was signed, ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:02:40 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139465
<![CDATA[73rd Session of UN General Assembly Kicks off]]> World leaders began to descend on New York Tuesday as the United Nations kicks off its General Assembly.  The annual gathering that proceeds a new year-long term features a series of meetings, including high-level General Debate sessions, where government heads across the globe will gather together ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:01:36 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139464
<![CDATA[Moon, Kim Agree on Shutting Down N. Korean Missile Test Site ]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in says North Korea has promised to permanently dismantle its missile engine test facility in Dongchang-ri. The president made the remark in a joint news briefing on Wednesday following two rounds of summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang. Kim Bum-soo has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:36:39 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139456
<![CDATA[Moon: North to Dismantle Missile Engine Test Facility in Dongchang-ri]]> President Moon Jae-in says North Korea has promised to permanently dismantle its missile engine test facility in Dongchang-ri.  The president made the remark in a joint news briefing on Wednesday following two rounds of summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang. Moon added that he ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:54:18 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139454
<![CDATA[National Assembly Confirms Defense Minister Nominee]]> The National Assembly has confirmed the nomination of Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Jeong Kyeong-doo as the nation’s new defense minister. In a report Wednesday following Jeong's parliamentary confirmation hearing earlier in the week, the National Defense Committee said the nominee has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:50:08 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139452
<![CDATA[Moon, Kim Sign Summit Agreement]]> South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed an accord following two rounds of summit talks in Pyongyang.  The agreement was made after 70 minutes of one-on-one talks at the ​Paekhwawon State Guesthouse on Wednesday. The top three agenda items for the summit had been ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:33:42 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139451
<![CDATA[Kim Jong-un Credits Moon for N. Korea-US Summit]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised President Moon Jae-in for facilitating the North Korean leader's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.  Opening the first round of summit talks in Pyongyang with Moon on Tuesday, Kim said the South Korean leader found “embers” of what he ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:30:54 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139443
<![CDATA[1st Round of Inter-Korean Summit Talks Wrap up]]> The first round of summit talks in Pyongyang between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has concluded.   According to the South Korean, the session wrapped up at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, about two hours after the two leaders sat down together at the headquarters of the North ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:02:20 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139442
<![CDATA[Watchdog Considers Credit Restriction against Overheating Property Market]]> Financial Services Commission(FSC) Chairman Choi Jong-ku says even tougher restrictions on housing loans may be possible if the real estate market continues to overheat. Last week the government announced a set of measures to curb surging housing prices, including increasing the comprehensive real estate ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:50:20 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139441
<![CDATA[Victor Cha: Progress on Denuclearization to Determine Inter-Korean Summit's Success]]> A U.S. expert on North Korea says the latest inter-Korean summit will be assessed as a success if it produces clear progress on denuclearization.  Victor Cha, Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS), told reporters at a Seoul conference Tuesday that although ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:19:06 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139440
<![CDATA[Beijing Hopes to See Positive Outcomes from Inter-Korean Summit]]> Beijing says it expects to see “positive outcomes” from the ongoing inter-Korean summit.  Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Tuesday China is pleased to see the two Koreas continue their contact and dialogue. Geng said implementing the Panmunjeom Declaration ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:10:58 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139438
<![CDATA[CGD: S. Korea Stingy in Helping Poor Countries]]> A Washington-based think tank describes South Korea as falling far short of what rich countries should be doing to help poor countries.  The Center for Global Development (CGD) released its Commitment to Development Index (CDI) Tuesday. The index ranks 27 rich countries based on how their policies ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:07:26 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139437
<![CDATA[Kim Jong-un Hopes for Bigger Outcome in Inter-Korean Relations]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has expressed hope to produce a bigger outcome at a faster pace in inter-Korean relations.  Kim shared his thoughts during a conversation with President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday upon their arrival at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse. Accompanying Moon all the way from the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:06:34 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139436
<![CDATA[[Correction] S. Korean Party Chiefs to Meet with N. Korea's Nominal Head ]]> The leaders of three South Korean parties who are among a special delegation to the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang will meet with North Korea's parliamentary chief and nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam. In a briefing Tuesday, presidential secretary for public relations Yoon Young-chan said that members ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:48:13 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139434
<![CDATA[Tokyo Hopes Summit Leads to N. Korean Denuclearization ]]> The Japanese government says it expects the ongoing inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang will pave the way for North Korea to make concrete commitments towards denuclearization.   Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga expressed the hope in a news briefing Tuesday. He said the issue at stake is if ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:59:01 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139425
<![CDATA[Rival Parties Show Mixed Reaction to Pres. Moon's N. Korea Trip]]> Ruling and opposition parties have shown mixed responses to President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Pyongyang. Before heading to Pyongyang as part of Moon’s entourage, ruling Democratic Party(DP) Chairman Lee Hae-chan said he believes Moon’s trip will produce progress in establishing peace on the Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:31:20 +0900 Politics http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=139420