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Tillerson ‘listening’ but won’t deviate from ‘big stick’ strategy with N. Korea

The US approach to North Korea is showing no signs of softening, after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the government is using “big sticks” rather than delicate diplomacy to enable talks. The leaders of the two nations have engaged in a series of bizarre tit-for-tat insults over the last year, with Tillerson previously admitting that military intervention in North ...

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S. Korea all smiles at Olympics, but troops stay ready in massive SE Asia drills (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

South Korea has deployed hundreds of troops to Thailand to participate in the annual Asia-Pacific Cobra Gold military exercises, taking place between February 13 and 23, organized by the US and Thai militaries. Exercise Cobra Gold was launched in 1981, with South Korea formally joining the drills in 2010. This year, a combat unit of over 430 South Korean sailors ...

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Pence raises prospects for talks with North Korea, sanctions to continue

US Vice President Mike Pence says Washington is open to talks with North Korea. Even though he emphasized talks are not negotiations, it shows the US has changed its attitude. “We want to make sure North Korea understands us, and if there’s an opportunity for talks that can communicate the fixed policy of the United States of America to them, ...

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South Korea will pay up to $2.6mn for cost of North’s participation in Winter Olympics

Seoul has agreed to allocate up to $ 2.6 million to cover the expenses of the North Korean delegation attending the PyeongChang Olympics, under the terms of a recently approved plan. The fund will cover the cost of hundreds of North Korean delegates participating in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, including arts performers, cheerleaders, and a taekwondo demonstration team. ...

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'Ignorant & insensitive': NBC apologizes to Korea for Japan comments

NBC has apologised after one its correspondents caused uproar in South Korea by saying that “every Korean” knows how important Japan, which occupied the peninsula for 35 years until 1945, has been in the country’s development. The comments were made by NBC Winter Olympics Analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo during Friday’s opening ceremony; Koreans were not impressed. “Now representing Japan, a ...

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Blacker than black: Darkest building in the world unveiled in S. Korea

A ground-breaking building designed for the Winter Olympics is so dark it looks like a slice of Space. The Hyundai Pavilion in PyeongChang is the blackest building ever, thanks to high-tech paint that plays tricks on the eyes. Designed by architect Asif Khan, the structure has been spray-painted with the blackest black matt paint ever. ‘Vantablack VBx 2’ is the ...

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N. Korea holds large-scale military parade on eve of Olympics (VIDEO)

Despite criticism, Pyongyang has staged a massive military parade just one day before the opening of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Seoul earlier called the move “intimidating.” North Korea held the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of its armed forces, the Korean People’s Army (KPA). The parade came on the eve of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, ...

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Pence threatens N. Korea with ‘toughest & most aggressive’ US sanctions ahead of PyeongChang

Washington is set to impose its “toughest and most aggressive” economic sanctions against Pyongyang, Vice President Mike Pence said as the Winter Olympics edge closer. “The United States of America will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever – and we will continue to isolate North Korea until it abandons its nuclear ...

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Trial run of ‘intimidating’ N. Korea military parade captured by satellite (PHOTOS)

With the Winter Olympics in South Korea just days away, its neighbor to the north is gearing up for a military parade, the scale of which has been captured by satellites cameras orbiting overhead. Striking satellite images, captured on February 6, appear to show preparations for the parade in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Deimos Imaging, an UrtheCast Company, have ...

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North Korea got missile parts through Berlin embassy, says German security chief

North Korea obtained materials for its arsenal of ballistic missiles through its embassy in Berlin, Germany’s top intelligence chief has revealed. Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV), is set to detail how Kim Jong Un’s administration has attempted to buy high-tech parts for its weapons in a new documentary about Kim Jong Un. Preview information of the ...

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