Tag Archives: South Korea

Trump Confirms Pompeo Met With Kim Jong-Un

The Washington Post reports: CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea as an envoy for President Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un, and plans for a possible summit between the two leaders are underway, Trump confirmed Wednesday. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump’s most trusted emissaries and the authoritarian head of a rogue state ...

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Koreas May Declare Official End To 68-Year War

Bloomberg reports: South and North Korea are discussing plans to announce an official end to the military conflict between the two countries that are still technically at war, the Munhwa Ilbo newspaper reported, citing an unidentified South Korean official. At next week’s summit between South Korea President Moon Jae-in and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, the two neighbors may ...

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Trump Agrees To Meet With Kim Jong-Un [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war. The South Korean official, Chung Eui-yong, who conveyed the invitation told reporters that Mr. Trump had accepted it and would ...

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REPORT: North Korea Willing To Denuclearize

The New York Times reports: North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has told South Korean envoys that his country is willing to begin negotiations with the United States on abandoning its nuclear weapons and that it would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while it is engaged in such talks, South Korean officials said on Tuesday. During the envoys’ two-day visit ...

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US Women’s Hockey Takes Gold Against Canada

ABC News reports: The U.S. women’s hockey team finally returned to the top of the Olympic podium with a dramatic, heart-stopping display of hockey against rival Canada. The USA won in a nail-biting shootout — 20 years after they last won gold in 1998 when women’s hockey made its debut as an Olympic sport. The U.S. broke Canada’s streak of ...

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Samsung Chronicles Gus Kenworthy’s Roots [VIDEO]

In the first of a three-clip series, this afternoon Samsung published a short video which chronicles gay Olympian Gus Kenworthy’s “Road To Pyeongchang.” Samsung is just one of the major endorsements earned by Kenworthy, who won a silver in Sochi and is a favorite to medal in South Korea. On an unrelated note, there’s this: Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy ...

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IOC Confirms Cyber Attack On Opening Ceremony

Reuters reports: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Monday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday’s opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source. The Games’ systems, including the internet and television services, were affected by the hack two days ago but organizers said it had not compromised any critical part of their operations. ...

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Gay Olympians Tweet From Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: “We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used To It”

People Magazine reports: Figure skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy made history on Friday as the two first openly gay U.S. athletes to qualify for the Winter Olympics. And the significance of marching with the massive Team USA at the opening ceremony in PyeongChang isn’t lost on the Olympians. The pals shared several Twitter shots of themselves at the ...

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“Trump And Kim” Booted From Olympic Stadium

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were thrown out of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday night after causing a scene at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. OK, full disclosure, it was a pair of hysterically accurate impersonators who had heads turning everywhere they went, with the Trump lookalike clad in a ...

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Pence Tweets At Gay Olympian: We Are For You

USA Today reports: Vice President Pence on Thursday took to social media to criticize a USA TODAY Sports report as “#FAKENEWS” that U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon rebuffed a request that his office set up a conversation between the two men. At about the same time as Pence took to Twitter, a White House official was explaining to reporters ...

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Franklin Graham Grants Mulligan To Terrorist

Franklin Graham writes on Facebook: Thirty years ago Kim Hyon-hui killed 115 people by blowing up a plane as a North Korean spy. Today she wonders if her sins can be forgiven. I have some Good News for Kim. Her ultimate forgiveness and healing doesn’t come from people or governments, it comes from God — and God wants to forgive ...

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Ivanka To Lead Presidential Delegation To Olympics

CNN reports: Ivanka Trump will lead the Presidential delegation to South Korea for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic winter games, a White House official told CNN Monday. The first daughter and senior adviser was asked to attend the closing ceremony by her father, President Donald Trump, and the United States Olympic Committee, the official said. Vice President ...

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North And South Korea To Hold Military Talks

Reuters reports: North and South Korea agreed to hold military talks, a joint statement said after the two Koreas engaged in formal dialogue on Tuesday for the first time in more than two years. North Korea also decided to send a high-ranking delegation and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, but the head ...

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Trump Takes Credit For Dialogue Between Koreas

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that he’s responsible for the current thawing of diplomatic relations between North Korea and South Korea. On Wednesday, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel. The Associated Press reported that South Korea confirmed that officials from both countries a 20-minute conversation discussing the lines of communication. Earlier ...

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White House Waffles On USA Attending 2018 Olympics

The Hill reports: The White House on Thursday left open the possibility that U.S. athletes won’t participate in 2018 Olympics in South Korea. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the daily media briefing said “no official decision has been made” on whether the U.S. will send its athletes to the games in February, which will take place in Pyeongchang, ...

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SOUTH KOREA: Trump Promotes His New Jersey Golf Course In Speech To National Assembly [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: During his major address to the South Korean National Assembly, President Trump invoked his Bedminster golf club. Trump was complimenting South Korea and at one point talked about Korean golfers being some of the best on earth. And then the President said this: “In fact, and you know what I’m going to say, the Women’s US Open was ...

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Trump Departs On Ten-Day Diplomacy Trip To Asia

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump embarked on the longest trip of his presidency Friday — a five-country, 10-day tour of Asia designed to strengthen diplomatic and economic partnerships while contending with North Korea’s nuclear threat. The president heads overseas during a time of what some experts see as a decline of U.S. influence in the region and they suggest ...

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REPORT: North Korean Hackers Steal US War Plans

The BBC reports: Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South ...

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US Air Force Conducts Bombing Drills With South Korea

The Associated Press reports: The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier this week, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said. North Korea hates such displays of U.S. military might ...

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SEOUL: Record Crowd Turns Out For Pride Festival Despite Thousands Of Christian Protesters [VIDEO]

The Korea Herald reports: Tens of thousands of people marched through central Seoul on Saturday to stand up for equality for sexual minorities in South Korea’s biggest pride parade, despite vocal opposition from anti-gay protesters. Despite sporadic rain, 85,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters gathered at Seoul Plaza, rally organizers said. It was the largest crowd ...

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