<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Politics]]> 15 en <![CDATA[S. Korea, Mexico Sign Agreement for Joint Feasibility Study on Space Launch Site ]]> South Korea and Mexico have agreed to cooperate on a joint feasibility study for the construction of a space vehicle launch facility using South Korea's experience in the field. The agreement was signed in Mexico City on Friday between the Korea Aerospace Research Institute(KARI) and Mexico's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 15 Jun 2024 15:43:10 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon Promises to Keep Country Safe on 25th Anniv. of 1st Battle of Yeonpyeong]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol has promised to protect the lives and safety of the people by maintaining a readiness posture as South Korea marks the 25th anniversary of the First Battle of Yeonpyeong in waters near the western maritime border between the two Koreas. In a social media posting on Saturday, Yoon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 15 Jun 2024 15:17:51 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon Pledges Cooperation with Uzbekistan in Advancing into the Future]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol has pledged to strengthen South Korea's cooperation with Uzbekistan as part of efforts toward advancing their future-oriented partnership. At the Korea-Uzbekistan Business Forum in Tashkent on Friday, Yoon said he anticipates that South Korean train manufacturer Hyundai ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 15 Jun 2024 14:09:10 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[[Exclusive] Official Says N. Korea is Building Walls within Heavily-Fortified DMZ ]]> Anchor: In an exclusive, the South Korean government has revealed to KBS that North Korea is building walls within the demilitarized zone, a strip of land some 250 kilometers long and some four kilometers wide between the two Koreas. The latest comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said earlier this ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 15 Jun 2024 13:46:35 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Appellate Court Rejects Suit Filed by Pres. Yoon's Mother-in-law]]> An appellate court has rejected an appeal by President Yoon Suk Yeol’s mother-in-law regarding her complaint against Seongnam City’s Jungwon District Office to protest the office’s measure to fine her two-point-seven billion won for a land purchase.  The Suwon High Court on Friday dismissed the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 18:57:43 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Health Ministry: Only 1,463 Medical Institutions to Participate in 1-day Walkout]]> The government has estimated that a total of one-thousand-463 medical institutions plan to join the Korean Medical Association(KMA) in launching a one-day walkout next Tuesday. According to the health ministry on Friday, the figure accounts for just four percent of the 36-thousand-371 hospitals and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 17:58:40 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korean-made Bullet Trains to be Exported Abroad for 1st Time]]> Bullet trains developed with South Korean technology will be exported abroad for the first time ever, according to a deal struck upon President Yoon Suk Yeol’s state visit to Uzbekistan.  Amid the attendance of Yoon and Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, South Korean railway vehicle ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 17:49:13 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea and Uzbekistan to Further Advance Special Strategic Partnership]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol and Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev have agreed to further advance their nations’ special strategic partnership and boost bilateral cooperation in the area of infrastructure during their summit on Friday. The summit took place in Tashkent on the second day of Yoon’s ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 17:26:48 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[SNU Medical Professors Apologize to Patients ahead of Indefinite Suspension of Services]]> Medical professors at Seoul National University's(SNU) affiliated hospitals on Friday apologized to patients and vowed to proceed with their indefinite suspension of services next week without causing disruptions to the treatment of seriously ill patients. During a press conference on the day, the emergency ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 16:15:17 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Gov't to Provide Opportunity for Medical Students to Retake Classes after Collective Action]]> The government has decided to provide an opportunity for medical students who have applied for a leave of absence in protest of the medical school admissions quota hike to retake classes. At a press briefing on Friday, education minister Lee Ju-ho said the government will accept most of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:53:59 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon's Approval Rating Rises to 26%]]> The results of a public opinion poll released on Friday showed President Yoon Suk Yeol's approval rating rising compared to two weeks ago, when he recorded the lowest approval rating since he took office in May 2022. In a survey conducted by Gallup Korea of one-thousand adults nationwide from Tuesday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:39:56 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Satellite Images Indicate N. Korean Preparations for Putin's Visit ]]> Anchor: Satellite images appear to show North Korea preparing to welcome a state guest to the country. While Russian President Vladimir Putin is soon expected to visit Pyongyang, the South Korean government said that the Russia-North Korea talks should not lead to their expanded military ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:26:00 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Danish Consumers Puzzled as Spicy Korean Ramen Recalled for Being Too Spicy]]> Anchor: South Korean ramen products, known for their extremely spicy taste, have stirred debate in Denmark, where the instant noodles have been recalled for being too spicy. Danish food authorities said the imported ramen products contain too much capsaicin, a potentially harmful ingredient. Customers on the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:06:51 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea, U.S., Japan Expected to Hold First Trilateral Multidomain Military Exercise Late June]]> South Korea, the United States, and Japan are expected to hold their first trilateral multidomain military exercise late this month. According to military sources, the joint drill comes amid North Korea's continued provocation and Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Pyongyang, which will ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 14:56:51 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Police Question 2 Suspects in Army Trainee Death Probe]]> Police summoned suspects in an investigation into the recent death of an Army trainee, who collapsed after he was instructed to do excessive exercises as a form of punishment on a military training ground in Inje, Gangwon Province. The Gangwon Provincial Police on Thursday summoned two executive-level ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 14:38:14 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Vice Ministers from S. Korea, US Discuss Putin's Expected N. Korea Trip]]> Vice foreign ministers from South Korea and the United States held a phone conversation on Friday to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin's expected trip to North Korea next week and other alliance, regional and global issues. According to Seoul's foreign ministry, first vice foreign ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 14:31:03 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Parties Take Different Approaches to Handling Marine Death Report Allegations]]> Rival parties have taken different approaches to handling allegations surrounding a military report on the death of a Marine last year, with the opposition reviewing a resubmitted bill on a special counsel probe and the ruling party calling for a swift investigation by the police and the anti-corruption ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 14:11:04 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[PM Han: Constitutional, Legal Restrictions Imposed on Doctors to Protect the People]]> Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said constitutional and legal restrictions exist to protect people’s lives, not to give doctors unlimited freedom. On a visit to the Seoul National University(SNU)-affiliated Boramae Medical Center in Seoul's Dongjak District on Friday, Han emphasized that the right to life is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 13:26:13 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon Vows Support for Exchanges between S. Korean, Uzbek Startups ]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol has vowed to provide the government’s full support to promote cooperation and exchanges between young talents and startups in South Korea and Uzbekistan. The president made the pledge on Thursday in a dialogue with young entrepreneurs at the U-ENTER Entrepreneurship Innovation ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 14 Jun 2024 09:07:37 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Pres. Yoon Meets Kazakh PM, Flies to Uzbekistan for Last Leg of Trip]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol met with Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Oljas Bektenov on Thursday and expressed hope that the memorandum of understanding that their countries adopted on cooperation on key minerals will yield substantial results.  Yoon made the remarks after stressing that the agreement to build a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:13:06 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[SNU Professors to Meet with National Assembly's Health and Welfare Committee]]> The government and the National Assembly are set to meet with Seoul National University's(SNU) medical professors following their announcement of plans to indefinitely suspend medical services next Monday. According to the medical community and the National Assembly on Thursday, lawmakers from the National ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:45:38 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[DP to Push Enactment of Bills, Incl. President-Vetoed Special Probe Bill against First Lady, Broadcasting Bills]]> The main opposition Democratic Party(DP) has decided to push to enact dozens of bills, including parliament-passed bills that were vetoed by President Yoon Suk Yeol during the previous 21st National Assembly. Among the 22 bills and the resolution selected as part of the party’s platform on Thursday ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:44:38 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Gov't Says N. Korea-Russia Cooperation Must Comply with UNSC Resolutions]]> Amid speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be visiting North Korea next week, the government stressed that any exchanges and cooperation between Pyongyang and Moscow must comply with United Nations Security Council(UNSC) resolutions. According to foreign ministry spokesperson Lim Soo-suk on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:20:46 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Gov't Vows Stern Measures against Med Professors' Planned Service Suspension]]> Anchor: As more major hospitals warn they will indefinitely suspend services in protest of the government’s medical reform plans, the administration lashed back on Thursday, saying such action would be construed as illegal, and those taking part would have to face consequences.  Our Koo Heejin has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:45:56 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Government Vows Thorough Preparedness regarding Possibility of Large-Scale Aftershock ]]> The government said Thursday that a large-scale aftershock is likely to occur within a week following the magnitude four-point-eight earthquake that struck Buan County in North Jeolla Province on Wednesday. Yi Han-kyung, the chief of the disaster management office at the Ministry of the Interior and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:22:11 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Nuclear Safety Agency Conducts Post-Quake Inspection of Nuclear Plants, Facilities]]> The state nuclear safety agency inspected nuclear power plants and related facilities in preparation for aftershocks from a four-point-eight-magnitude earthquake in the North Jeolla county of Buan on Wednesday. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission held a meeting on Thursday focused on the safety of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:12:05 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Damage to over 270 Facilities Reported after Wed.'s Earthquake in Buan]]> There have been reported damage to more than 270 facilities from Wednesday's four-point-eight-magnitude earthquake in Buan, North Jeolla Province. According to the interior ministry, as of 2 p.m. Thursday, 277 reports of quake damage have been received, with no reported casualties. Most of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 14:42:19 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Yoon to Enhance Reciprocal, Future-Oriented Cooperation with Uzbekistan]]> President Yoon Suk Yeol, who is on a tour of Central Asia, said he plans to enhance the nation’s reciprocal and future-oriented cooperation with Uzbekistan, South Korea's key partner and "brother nation," during his upcoming state visit. In an interview with Uzbekistan's state-run news agency prior to his ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 13:47:02 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea Set to Chair Governing Body of ILO's Secretariat for 1st Time in 21 Yrs.]]> South Korea is set to chair the governing body of the International Labor Organization's(ILO) secretariat for the first time in 21 years. Labor minister Lee Jung-sik, attending the 112th session of the International Labor Conference in Geneva, said on Tuesday that the country has been named the sole ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 13:23:31 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Plenary Session Unlikely to Be Held Thurs. amid Partisan Standoff over Committee Chairs]]> A parliamentary plenary session scheduled for Thursday is unlikely to be held amid a partisan standoff over the opposition's unilateral election of key standing committee chairs. Main opposition Democratic Party(DP) floor spokesperson Noh Jong-myun said National Assembly Speaker Woo Won-shik is ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 13 Jun 2024 12:53:30 +0900 Politics