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Source: Huffington Post

South Korea To Help Reunite More Families Divided By Korean War

13-Feb-2018

The statement from the Ministry of Unification came after a high-level North Korean delegation concluded a three-day visit which included an invitation for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to travel to Pyongyang for talks.

Kim Yo Jong and her delegation spent three days dining with top government officials, including Moon, watching the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and cheering for the united women’s ice hockey team the two Koreas have fielded at this Olympics.

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Source: DW

Olympics chief Thomas Bach set to visit North Korea

13-Feb-2018

International Olympic Comittee President Thomas Bach says he "welcomed" an invitation to visit North Korea after the Winter Olympics.

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) on Monday announced that IOC President Thomas Bach would visit North Korea following the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said North Korea invited Bach during a meeting between the IOC and the two Koreas on January 20.

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Source: DW

Olympics chief Thomas Bach set to visit North Korea

13-Feb-2018

International Olympic Comittee President Thomas Bach says he "welcomed" an invitation to visit North Korea after the Winter Olympics.

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) on Monday announced that IOC President Thomas Bach would visit North Korea following the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said North Korea invited Bach during a meeting between the IOC and the two Koreas on January 20.

15 Articles
Source: DW

Olympics chief Thomas Bach set to visit North Korea

13-Feb-2018

International Olympic Comittee President Thomas Bach says he "welcomed" an invitation to visit North Korea after the Winter Olympics.

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) on Monday announced that IOC President Thomas Bach would visit North Korea following the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said North Korea invited Bach during a meeting between the IOC and the two Koreas on January 20.

15 Articles
Source: DW

Olympics chief Thomas Bach set to visit North Korea

13-Feb-2018

International Olympic Comittee President Thomas Bach says he "welcomed" an invitation to visit North Korea after the Winter Olympics.

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) on Monday announced that IOC President Thomas Bach would visit North Korea following the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said North Korea invited Bach during a meeting between the IOC and the two Koreas on January 20.

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Source: CBS News

Commentary: Why are the media celebrating North Korea's cheerleaders and Kim Jong Un's sister?

13-Feb-2018

Could anyone have anticipated that media liberals would be celebrating a member of the brutal Kim regime on the front pages of America's newspapers?

The Washington Post called the sister, Kim Yo Jong, the "Ivanka Trump of North Korea," and described her as "captivating." "Without a word, only flashing smiles, Kim Jong Un's sister outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy," was the headline at the New York Times.

20 Articles
Source: Global News

Japanese speedskater fails doping test, 1st of 2018 Olympic Winter Games

13-Feb-2018

A Japanese short track speedskater is the first athlete to test positive for a banned substance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Olympic doping ban on 45 Russian athletes upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport. The speedskater issued a statement saying that “if something different was in my body, it is totally out of my intention.” You need a prescription for this in Japan and as it states in the athlete’s statement, this particular substance is a diuretic to be used to prevent high-altitude sickness, glaucoma, epilepsy and also sleep apnea.”

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Source: Global News

Japanese speedskater fails doping test, 1st of 2018 Olympic Winter Games

13-Feb-2018

A Japanese short track speedskater is the first athlete to test positive for a banned substance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Olympic doping ban on 45 Russian athletes upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport. The speedskater issued a statement saying that “if something different was in my body, it is totally out of my intention.” You need a prescription for this in Japan and as it states in the athlete’s statement, this particular substance is a diuretic to be used to prevent high-altitude sickness, glaucoma, epilepsy and also sleep apnea.”

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Source: Fox News

Joe Concha Calls Out Media Outlets for 'Glamorizing' Kim Jong Un's Sister

Tuesday 21:52 GMT

Joe Concha called out many of his colleagues in the press for fawning over the sister of North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

On "Happening Now" on Monday, The Hill's media reporter pointed out that Kim Yo Jong has a title in the North Korean government: vice director of the propaganda and agitation department. Concha said it's dangerous for the media to praise her and declare that North Korea is "winning the Olympics," "stealing the show" or taking the "diplomatic gold" without giving any context.

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Source: Fox News

Joe Concha Calls Out Media Outlets for 'Glamorizing' Kim Jong Un's Sister

Tuesday 21:52 GMT

Joe Concha called out many of his colleagues in the press for fawning over the sister of North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

On "Happening Now" on Monday, The Hill's media reporter pointed out that Kim Yo Jong has a title in the North Korean government: vice director of the propaganda and agitation department. Concha said it's dangerous for the media to praise her and declare that North Korea is "winning the Olympics," "stealing the show" or taking the "diplomatic gold" without giving any context.

3 Articles
Source: Fox News

Joe Concha Calls Out Media Outlets for 'Glamorizing' Kim Jong Un's Sister

Tuesday 21:52 GMT

Joe Concha called out many of his colleagues in the press for fawning over the sister of North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

On "Happening Now" on Monday, The Hill's media reporter pointed out that Kim Yo Jong has a title in the North Korean government: vice director of the propaganda and agitation department. Concha said it's dangerous for the media to praise her and declare that North Korea is "winning the Olympics," "stealing the show" or taking the "diplomatic gold" without giving any context.

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Source: DW

Nobel Peace Prize for Korean hockey team?

Wednesday 07:01 GMT

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has not discussed nominating the unified Korean hockey team for the Nobel peace prize, the body's spokesman said on Tuesday after an IOC member said she had received support for the idea.

South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna, who won gold in Vancouver and silver in Sochi, lit the fuse, setting off a tower of fire that shot up to the Olympic cauldron — lighting the Olympic Flame.

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Source: CBS News

S. Korea footing big bill to host North Koreans at Olympics

Thursday 15:27 GMT

South Korea is stumping up more than $2.6 million to cover the costs of the North Korean delegation's visit to Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The South's Unification Ministry said Wednesday that $2.64 million had been approved to cover the costs of the visiting North Koreans cheering squad, orchestra, taekwondo performers, journalists and other personnel. "It will go to Pyeongchang organising committee (POCOG), Korean Sport and Olympic Committee, World Taekwondo (WT) and other organizations who are in charge of the events," Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun said, according to the Reuters news agency.

5 Articles
Source: DW

Majority of South Koreans favor North Korea 'friendship'

Monday 14:30 GMT

South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna, who won gold in Vancouver and silver in Sochi, lit the fuse, setting off a tower of fire that shot up to the Olympic cauldron — lighting the Olympic Flame.

More than 60 percent of South Koreans believe President Moon should sit down with Kim Jong Un at a summit designed to improve bilateral relations and ease the military tensions that have dogged the region for many years.


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