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North Korea’s ‘murderous regime’ refused to meet Pence & hear US ultimatum – VP’s office

Pyongyang officials refused to meet with US Vice President on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics, amid belligerent rhetoric and threats of new sanctions, as well as US distrust of a recent rapprochement between South and North. Pence arrived in South Korea at a time when the Trump administration is applying every effort to downplay the significance of the recent ...

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Gold medal for enthusiasm: All eyes on N. Korea’s cheerleaders in PyeongChang (VIDEOS)

North Korea’s cheerleading squad has become the unlikely center of attention at this year’s Winter Olympics, mesmerizing audiences with their highly synchronized routines. The 229-member cheer squad are part of a last-minute North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Dressed in matching red tracksuits, the group sings and cheers in unison, competing with the athletes for ...

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Pentagon chief brushes off thaw between Koreas

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has brushed off speculation that North Korea is using the 2018 Winter Olympics to “drive a wedge” between the US and South Korea, its traditional ally in the Asia-Pacific. High-level talks between Pyongyang and Seoul, the first in decades, took place on the sidelines of the PyeongChang Olympics. DPRK leader Kim Jong-un’s sister and ...

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Koreas unite for Olympics, while Washington bangs drums of war

At a time of unprecedented goodwill between Seoul and Pyongyang over the Winter Olympics, the US has decided to double down on its inflammatory rhetoric, undermining a fragile thaw on the Korean Peninsula. On the eve of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, one would be forgiven for temporarily forgetting history’s bitter divisions on the Korean Peninsula. The two estranged Koreas ...

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IOC president lauds 2 Koreas for sending ‘powerful message of peace’

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has hailed attempts from North and South Korea to ease tensions between the two states, calling their endeavors a “powerful message of peace” to the world. “The Olympic spirit has brought two sides together that for too long were divided by mistrust and animosity. The Olympic spirit has brought real hope for a ...

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Give Piste a Chance: S. Korea’s skiers to train at Kim’s resort

Seoul has defended its decision to send its Olympic skiing team to practice at a recently-built North Korean ski resort ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Following the latest round of inter-Korean talks, North Koreans announced they would compete in the figure skating, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and women’s ice hockey events. In addition, both sides agreed to host celebrations ...

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'If US is sidelined, 2 Koreas can work towards peace and stability'

The US is interfering with the ongoing Korean talks, which Seoul hopes will eventually lead to the denuclearization of the entire peninsula, security analyst Charles Shoebridge told RT. The third session of inter-Korean talks in a week signalled a significant breakthrough in the frosty ties between the two Koreas. And while the thaw in relations was welcomed by Seoul, the ...

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IOC to discuss North Korea’s participation at PyeongChang 2018

The IOC has announced plans to stage a four-party meeting in Lausanne on Saturday to discuss joint proposals made by South and North Korea regarding their participation at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will host the meeting in Switzerland, which will be attended by representatives of the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee, as well as delegations from ...

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Russia may mediate nuke talks between the two Koreas – top MP

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 13:57 Moscow may act as mediator in the denuclearization talks between the two Koreas, as the nuclear issue affects Russia’s national interests, Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, said. “It highly likely that efforts by international mediators will be required to promote the issue of denuclearization and the nuclear dossier” on ...

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Search & destroy: US military releases photos of joint drills for removing North Korea’s WMD

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 08:22 Edited time: 18 Dec, 2017 08:55 The US military has released photos of massive joint drills with its ally South Korea. The drills were reportedly aimed at removing North Korean weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in case of military conflict. The ‘Warrior Strike IX’ exercise was held at Camp Stanley, a US military facility ...

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