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North Korea cancels ‘secret meeting’ with Mike Pence after plans for new sanctions come to light

North Korea cancels ‘secret meeting’ with Mike Pence after plans for new sanctions come to light

Mike Pence and North Korean officials had planned to meet secretly during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but Pyongyang scrapped the talks after the US vice president denounced abuses from the “murderous regime,” The post North Korea cancels ‘secret meeting’ with Mike Pence after plans for new sanctions come to light appeared first on Firstpost. …

South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s secret confidante Choi Soon-sil jailed for 20 years

South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s secret confidante Choi Soon-sil jailed for 20 years

The secret confidante of ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted Tuesday and jailed for 20 years for her key role in the scandal that brought down the head of state. The post South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s secret confidante Choi Soon-sil jailed for 20 years appeared first on Firstpost. Source link

Winter Olympics 2018: Jamie Anderson survives high winds, crashes to defend women’s slopestyle snowboarding

Winter Olympics 2018: Jamie Anderson survives high winds, crashes to defend women’s slopestyle snowboarding

Pyeongchang: Jamie Anderson survived high winds which disrupted the crash-filled women’s slopestyle snowboarding competition to successfully defend her Olympic title on Monday. The 27-year-old took gold despite briefly going over in her final run, with Laurie Blouin of Canada earning silver and Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi taking bronze. Britain’s Katie Ormerod and Australian Tess Coady both …

Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong returns to North Korea; Pyongyang expresses willingness to end hostility with South

File image of Kim Jong-un and Kim Yo-jong. AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister headed home after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics. The post Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong returns to North Korea; Pyongyang expresses willingness to end hostility with South appeared first on Firstpost. Source link

South Korean activists burn North Korean flag before Winter Olympics concert in Seoul

Top officials from Pyongyang, Seoul to hold first official dialogue in two years today after months of high tension

South Korean activists burned North Korea’s flag near theatre in Seoul where Kim Jong-un’s sister and the South’s President were to watch a Northern musical display The post South Korean activists burn North Korean flag before Winter Olympics concert in Seoul appeared first on Firstpost. Source link