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South Korea swoons as megastar from the North visits

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea went into swoon mode Sunday, January 21 – at the feet of a party apparatchik from the North. Hyon Song-Wol is, however, no dourly-dressed, suit-wearing bureaucrat from the nuclear-armed nation, but the leader of Pyongyang's most popular girl band. Cameras followed her every move as ........»»

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Joint Koreas hockey team ends historic Olympic run

GANGNEUNG, South Korea --- They cheered. They cried. They hugged. They watched as fans by the thousands shouted, "We are one." Unification flags for the two Koreas, longtime rivals and sometimes bitter enemies, flapped across the Olympic arena. And now they go back home, quite possibly never to see each other again. The Korean women's hockey team, which included players from both North and South, ended its historic Olympic run on Tuesday with a fifth straight loss but a host of unforgettable feel-good sparks. Team Korea was defeated by Sweden 6-1 in a seventh-place match in the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, a healthy crowd again on hand to cheer them on. The team lost b...Keep on reading: Joint Koreas hockey team ends historic Olympic run.....»»

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South Korean songs given rare public performance in Pyongyang

SEOUL: North Korea has allowed songs from the South to be played in public for the first time in years, state media said Saturday, as a thaw in usually frosty ties gains momentum thanks to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. A North Korean band “played several southern songs” when they performed before party officials and artists [...] The post South Korean songs given rare public performance in Pyongyang appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Where eagles dare: lagging North Korean skier wins Olympic hearts

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA — A plucky North Korean skier earned the biggest cheer of the day at the women’s giant slalom Thursday after a display that brought back fond memories of glorious Olympic no-hopers. Kim Ryon Hwang churned her way down the PyeongChang course in a time of one minute, 40.22 seconds — just under […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

US Vice President Mike Pence says he ignored Kim Jong Un’s sister – CNN News

US Vice President Mike Pence said he actively chose to ignore North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister at the Opening Ceremony for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Pence, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

North Korean cheerleaders giggle at fake Kim Jong Un

By James Pearson and Hyunjoo Jin GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – A group of North Korean cheerleaders were briefly wowed by the apparent, sudden arrival of their leader, Kim JongThe post North Korean cheerleaders giggle at fake Kim Jong Un appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

South Korea to pay $2.6 million for North s Olympic presence

SEOUL, South Korea – Seoul on Wednesday, February 14, approved a $2.6 million budget to cover expenses for North Koreans visiting for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, officials said, after the North's leader praised the South's hospitality. The 2.86 billion won will cover transport, hotel, food and other cost for 229 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

North Korea s Kim lauds South s hospitality

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised the welcome the South gave his sister and said it was important to build on the Olympics-driven momentum for dialogue on the divided peninsula. Kim's younger sister Kim Yo Jong – one of his closest confidantes – was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Olympic warmth splits views on divided Korean peninsula

GOSEONG, South Korea – Untouched by Olympic bonhomie and unified Korean teams, Southern soldiers patrol the barbed wire fences that run towards the Demilitarized Zone, guarding against the nuclear-armed North. At the northernmost tip of South Korea, just a few kilometers from the bristling fortifications of the world's last Cold ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Tillerson says too early for direct talks with North Korea

CAIRO, Egypt – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday it was "too early" to discuss direct negotiations with North Korea, after Vice President Mike Pence said the US was open to talks. Pence was quoted in the Washington Post on Sunday as saying the US and South Korea had ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

South Korea s Moon watches concert with Kim Jong Un s sister

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean President Moon Jae-in sat next to the powerful sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un at a concert in Seoul by musicians from Pyongyang, as conservative protesters burned the North's national flag outside Sunday, February 11. The show was the final set-piece element of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

U.S., South Korea united despite inter-Korea talks – Pence

WASHINGTON, United States – The United States and South Korea stand united against North Korea's nuclear program, even as the two Koreas hold talks in conjunction with the Winter Olympics , US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday. Analysts say the North's Olympic diplomatic drive seeks to loosen international ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea s Moon to Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (2nd UPDATE) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang on Saturday, February 10, Seoul said, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim Yo Jong , said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Joint Olympic team makes history for two Koreas

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – North and South Korea competed together for the first time at an Olympics on Saturday, February 10, as the first of 102 gold medals were decided against a fast-moving backdrop of diplomatic maneuvering. Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement

SEOUL: South Korea’s president held landmark talks with the North’s ceremonial head of state and the sister of its leader Kim Jong Un Saturday, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang’s Olympic charm offensive. Moon hosted the elderly Kim Yong Nam — technically the highest-level Northern official ever to go to the South… link: Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

With extraordinary political theater, Winter Olympics begin

In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side 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. #BeFullyInformed With extraordinary political theater, Winter Olympics begin In an extraordinary show of unexpected… link: With extraordinary political theater, Winter Olympics begin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

N.Korea invites SKorean leader for summit in Pyongyang

  SEOUL, South Korea --- A rare invitation to Pyongyang for the South Korean president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerated diplomatic warming that included more handshakes, some Korean liquor over lunch and the potential shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. Nothing has been settled on any trip north by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. But the verbal message to come at a "convenient time" from dictator Kim Jong Un, delivered by his visiting little sister, Kim Yo Jong, is part of a sudden rush of improving feelings between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Olympics. The ...Keep on reading: N.Korea invites SKorean leader for summit in Pyongyang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

North Korea’s first Olympic competitor flops

GANGNEUNG, South Korea: North Korea’s first competitor at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic got a big cheer at short-track speed skating on Saturday but failed to qualify for a shot at the gold medal. Cheerleaders from North Korea let rip in support for Choe Un Song but he was eliminated in the 1,500m heats and the [...] The post North Korea’s first Olympic competitor flops appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's president Moon Jae-in held landmark talks with the North's ceremonial head of state and the sister of its leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, February 10, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. Moon hosted the elderly Kim Yong Nam – technically ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

North and South Korea heads of state meet, shake hands

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam met and shook hands Friday ahead of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Kim Yong Nam, who is officially leading Pyongyang's diplomatic delegation to the Games, met Moon at a leaders' reception ahead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018