• Combined Korean hockey team loses to Swiss in Olympic debut
Combined Korean hockey team loses to Swiss in Olympic debut

Earlier on Friday, Pence said Moon gave his backing to additional measures the United States is planning to try to curb North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, speaking after paying tribute at a South Korean memorial. "I think they were nervous", Murray said. In it, Kim Jong Un highlighted several huge intercontinental ballistic missiles, w...

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  • Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators escorted from Olympic Opening Ceremonies
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators escorted from Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Every Olympics has its share of geopolitical back stories. United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters at United Nations headquarters that Guterres sat near 90-year-old Kim Yong Nam at a dinner Friday night, and they were also near each other during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang .

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  • Olympics Opening Ceremony sends 'powerful message of peace'
Olympics Opening Ceremony sends 'powerful message of peace'

But, of course the biggest point of interest is whether the North Korean leader's closest confidante, the only sister Kim Yo-jong is delivering a written or a verbal message from Kim Jong-un and jut what that may be. President Donald Trump: "Mr. President". South Korea and the DPRK fielded a joint women's ice hockey team, the first Olympic te...

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  • NBC Olympics to Rely on Tektronix Test, Monitoring Gear
NBC Olympics to Rely on Tektronix Test, Monitoring Gear

Keep in mind that numerous events are on delay and not broadcasting live from South Korea, which is over 14 hours ahead of US Eastern Time . On traditional TV you will find the Olympics on NBCUniversal's cable channels that are broadcasting over 450 hours of the Games spanning over 18 days.

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  • Senator Grassley Raises Troubling Questions About FBI's Relationship With Dossier Author
Senator Grassley Raises Troubling Questions About FBI's Relationship With Dossier Author

Trump. And now, by voting to release a politically motivated, recklessly drafted memo , House Republicans on the committee have demonstrated they are not reliable defenders of our nation's security. If they release a memo filled with redactions, Democrats will claim the redactions were made to protect Trump and Nunes , not classified information ...

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  • Why The South African Team Is Dressed In Pink?
Why The South African Team Is Dressed In Pink?

He was out cheaply again, this time for 5 runs off 13 balls, as Kagiso Rabada (2-58) took a brilliant reflex return catch diving forward. Miller found the ropes three times in succession off Pandya in the next set of six and Klaasen, making just his second worldwide appearance, launched a monster of a maximum well over long-on as the tide tur...

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  • North Korea's first #WinterOlympics competitor flops
North Korea's first #WinterOlympics competitor flops

Moon's office said he told Abe that the talks between the Koreas would not disrupt worldwide efforts to deal with North Korea's nuclear program. Washington is anxious by North Korea's image transformation from a sabre-rattling nuclear power to a peaceful competitor in the Winter Olympics , with its young athletes dancing on ice.

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  • Second White House Staffer Steps Down After Domestic Abuse Allegations
Second White House Staffer Steps Down After Domestic Abuse Allegations

Paul LePage (R). He alleged she hit him with a flurry of punches on three occasions in a single day because he had asked if she would mind if he went to the gym before breakfast. According to spokesman Raj Shah , "We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today ". And for Hope Hicks , she's supposedly i...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: Korean women's ice hockey team lose historic opener
Winter Olympics 2018: Korean women's ice hockey team lose historic opener

If he accepts it would be the first meeting between leaders from the two countries in over 10 years. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in described the games as a "festival and celebration of peace", and the competition's curtain-raiser certainly set the tone.

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  • Dustin Johnson rallies to take share of lead at Pebble Beach
Dustin Johnson rallies to take share of lead at Pebble Beach

Troy Merritt (67 on Spyglass Hill) and Julian Suri (67 on Monterey Peninsula) are two shots back in a tie for third. On 29 holes since then, Mickelson has no bogeys and 11 birdies. Dustin Johnson is just one shot ahead of Lowry, while joining him at four under his fellow countryman and friend, Rory McIlroy . His dad, Scott , an avid bowler,...

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  • 5-10 cm of snow Saturday, danger of freezing rain on Sunday
5-10 cm of snow Saturday, danger of freezing rain on Sunday

It should be around for several hours before tapering off Sunday night and turning back to light snow. Roughly 2-5 centimeters (0.8-2.0 inches) accumulation is expected before the weather switches over to freezing rain in the afternoon. "However, there is also a threat of some freezing rain and ice pellets", the agency said on its website. Slow d...

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  • Don't let North Korea's Olympic unity show fool you, says Christian charity
Don't let North Korea's Olympic unity show fool you, says Christian charity

He also did not shake hands with Kim Yong Nam while making a brief appearance at a leaders' reception ahead of the ceremony - although Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , whose country is also regularly threatened by Pyongyang, did so, while exchanging pleasantries with the North Korean.

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  • Your Guide to South Korea (And the Olympics!): Travelogue Podcast
Your Guide to South Korea (And the Olympics!): Travelogue Podcast

Instead, they said , Kim simply wasn't seated in the area where Pence was receiving well-wishers. "We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games", he said in Japan earlier this week. "For three months, she nearly starved because the North Korean soldiers came and they took control of that area...

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  • Israeli F-16 fighter jet shot down by Syrian air defense missiles
Israeli F-16 fighter jet shot down by Syrian air defense missiles

Iran , for its part, denounced Israeli "lies" and said Syria had the right to "legitimate self-defence" in response to air strikes launched by Israel. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said Israel had targeted several bases in the east of the central province of Homs.

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  • Israel launches large scale attack against Syria
Israel launches large scale attack against Syria

The crew members were taken to hospital; one is reported to be in a serious condition. Iran, Israel's regional arch-enemy, has rejected as " ridiculous " reports Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria. Conricus declined to give details on the drone's presumed mission or whether it was armed. It is believed to be the first...

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  • Indian PM embarks on Mideast tour, to engage in
Indian PM embarks on Mideast tour, to engage in "temple diplomacy"

If successful, the country's influence in West Asia would increase, enabling for further promotion of Indian interests in the conflict-prone region. In Amman , the Indian Prime Minister was received by the Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki and he later met King Abdullah II of Jordan at his residence.

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  • Israel shoots down Iranian drone, as Iran target Israel fighter jet: IDF
Israel shoots down Iranian drone, as Iran target Israel fighter jet: IDF

During an earlier tour of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Northern Command, Netanyahu also expressed Israel's determination to defend itself. But Conricus said Israel was in possession of the remains of the drone and that Israeli officials were certain was Iranian.

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  • Trump Will Not Release Democrat's Rebuttal Memo
Trump Will Not Release Democrat's Rebuttal Memo

US President Donald Trump has revealed in a post on Twitter that he blocked the release of a classified memo written by congressional Democrats on Russian Federation and the 2016 USA election because its content is "very political and long" and must be "heavily redacted" before it could be put out in public.

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  • Donald Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo
Donald Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo

Devin Nunes' (R-CA) memo alleging anti-Trump bias among the Justice Department and FBI's highest ranks. In sending the memo back to the Intelligence Committee, the White House included a letter from FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein cited concerns that the release of the memo might have negative n...

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  • Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea
Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea

Critics say it's unclear whether revived dialogue between the Koreas could lead to immediate breakthrough on the nuclear stalemate when it seems unlikely that the North would be willing to give up its nukes under any deal. -South Korean war games that North Korea claims are preparation for invasion. It was the US that appeared to be the one left ...

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  • India's Modi on historic West Bank visit
India's Modi on historic West Bank visit

Prime Minister Modi will be accompanied by his Palestinian counterpart Rami Hamdallah. Soon after his arrival, Prime Minister Modi visited the Mausoleum of Yasser Arafat in Ramallah and laid a wreath at the grave of the iconic Palestinian leader.

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  • Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

The two nations remain technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a cease-fire. North Korea sent 22 athletes to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games following its last-minute decision to take part in the quadrennial event.

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  • Don't mention nukes: South Koreans learn how to talk to the enemy
Don't mention nukes: South Koreans learn how to talk to the enemy

Moon and Kim Yong Nam were due to be in the stands as well, a Blue House spokesperson told CNN. The differences are particularly challenging for women ice hockey players from the two Koreas who were asked just a few weeks ago to compete as one nation, the Canadian head coach of the joint team, Sarah Murray, told a news conference on Sunday.

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  • At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un's sister takes VIP seat
At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un's sister takes VIP seat

North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday, state media said, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North's nuclear weapons programme.

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  • Kim Jong Un's sister met with South Korea's president
Kim Jong Un's sister met with South Korea's president

The two Koreas have been divided since the conflict ended in a ceasefire in 1953, and the democratic South has risen to become the world's 11th-largest economy, while the North has stagnated under the Kim family's rule. Moon spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said Saturday that Moon told Kim Yo Jong that the North and South should continue to build condit...

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