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Winter Olympics begin

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SEOUL: In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed. The sister of North Korea’s leader, ...

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North Korea planning to use nuclear weapons for ‘coercion’: CIA


WASHINGTON: The CIA believes North Korea‘s missile program is aimed at coercion, not just self-defense, and that Pyongyang’s next logical step would be to develop an arsenal of weapons and the capability to fire multiple missiles at the United States, the agency’s director Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Speaking at ...

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South and North Korean Athletes to March as One at Olympics

MACAU, CHINA:  Athletes from both North and South Korea walk together under a unified Korean flag at the Macau Stadium during the opening ceremony of  the 4th East Asian Games in Macau, 29 October 2005.  The Games will be held 29 October to 06 November.  AFP PHOTO/Antony DICKSON  (Photo credit should read ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)

SEOUL: The details of how North Korea will participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea are still being worked out – but the two countries say their athletes will march together at the opening ceremony, under a unification flag. The two countries will also form a unified women’s ...

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Japan PM heads to Europe amid North Korea tensions

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister on Friday headed to the Baltic states and other European nations as he seeks to drum up support for his hawkish stance on North Korea. Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shinzo Abe has insisted on ...

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Macron pursues ambitious agenda on first official China visit


PARIS: In Mandarin, Emmanuel Macron´s name is rendered “Makelong”, or “the horse vanquishes the dragon” – an encouraging image for the French president as he heads to China on Sunday hoping to forge closer ties with President Xi Jinping. During the three-day trip which begins Monday, Macron plans to seek ...

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North and South Korea Agree to Border Talks

North Korea South Korea

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Friday that he would take a tougher line with North Korea than his progressive predecessors, vowing to strengthen the military even as the two Koreas agreed to start high-level talks next week. “I won’t be weak-kneed or just focus on dialogue, ...

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Failed North Korean missile crash landed in populated area

North Korea Missile Test

PYONGYANG: North Korea accidentally hit one its own cities with a missile, according to a report published in The Diplomat on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Satellite images show damage caused by a failed test launch that struck Tokchon, a city of 200,000 in the interior of the country, according to a US government ...

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South Korea welcomes Kim Jong Un’s New Year address


SEOUL: South Korea’s presidential Blue House on Monday welcomed the New Year address by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as Kim showed his willingness to discuss with Seoul about the DPRK’s possible participation in the South Korea-hosted winter Olympics. Presidential spokesperson Park ...

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North Korea vows to never give up nukes if US continues blackmail


PYONGYANG: North Korea vowed Saturday to never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their “blackmail and war drills” at its doorstep. The hermit kingdom’s official state media, Korean Central News Agency, reported the communist nation’s often repeated stance. The media outlet ...

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