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South Korea puts brakes on hopes for quick talks with North

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday it was too early to talk about hosting a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hinting he would not rush the matter.

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Seeing Bounty Abroad, Will North Koreans Change Their Homeland?

At the Olympics, curious onlookers scrutinize visitors from the isolated North and wonder what a peek at a broader world could achieve.

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Most North Koreans Can’t Actually Watch the Olympic Games

The government isn’t eager to remind them that South Korea is prosperous enough to be able to host the games.

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North Korean athletes, a diplomatic bargain at $2,300 each

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - How much is a North Korean athlete worth?

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North Korean cheerleaders appear at South Korean men's game

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's cheerleading squad made an unexpected appearance at the South Korean men's hockey game against the Czech Republic on Thursday, marking their first attendance at an Olympic event not featuring a North Korean athlete.

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Pence says he ignored Kim Jong Un's sister

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.

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N. Korean ship spotted likely violating sanctions a third time

A North Korean tanker has likely violated United Nations sanctions for the third time in recent months, according to authorities in Japan.

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North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role on Olympic ice

They landed every jump, wooed the crowd and rose to the occasion.

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For North Korean Skaters, the Short Program Is Part of a Bigger Plan

“I want to continue to improve until I become world champion,” the North Korean skater Ryom Tae-ok said before the pairs competition.

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Never mind the minders: united Korea team bonds to K-pop

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They sleep in separate dorms, travel in different buses and government minders watch over them, but North Korean members of the united Korean women's ice hockey team are bonding with their team-mates from the South, thanks partly to K-pop.

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Malaysia further downgrading ties with North Korea a year after airport assassination: sources

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur's airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government's plans said.

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North Korean pair eye points not prizes, coach says

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean pair figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik will chase the modest goal of recording a personal best score when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a coach who works with them said on Tuesday.

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Warm Welcome Home From Olympics for Kim Jong-un’s Sister

The North Korean leader sent a military band and honor guard to greet Kim Yo-jong when she returned from her “charm offensive” in South Korea.

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Portuguese carnival revelers poke fun at Putin, Trump and Kim

LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese revelers portray Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as sharks, in a yearly carnival famed for its...

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North Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation completes South visit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held "frank and candid" talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North Korean news agency said on Sunday, but it made no mention of the North's invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit.

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North Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation winds up South visit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held "frank and candid" talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North Korean news agency said on Sunday, but it made no mention of the North's invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit.

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Anti-North Korea protests erupt in Seoul

South Koreans take to the streets in Seoul over what they perceive to be a North Korean "hijacking" of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - 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.

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North Korean cheerleaders sing 'We are one!' in Games culture clash

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As Switzerland demolished a unified Korean hockey team at the Pyeongchang winter Olympics on Saturday, despondent home fans at least had another contest to distract them - a clash of cultures featuring North and South Korean cheerleaders.

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North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - 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.

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

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - When a hotel on South Korea's east coast was asked at short notice to host nearly 280 North Korean visitors, the problem wasn't finding enough rooms.

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South Korea's Moon hosts North Korean talks as Pence keeps up pressure

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister on Saturday, hoping to translate Olympics detente into meaningful progress towards resolving a tense standoff over the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

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Who Is Kim Yo-jong, Sister of North Korean Leader?

As part of the ruling family, Ms. Kim wields singular clout. She met with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on Saturday, the highest-level contact between the two Koreas in years.

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Pence, Kim Jong Un's sister sit feet apart

Vice President Mike Pence and top North Korean leaders, including Kim Jong Un's sister, didn't interact at the ceremonies and receptions for the opening of the Winter Olympics.

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The moment a divided Korea comes together

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as geopolitics and sporting endeavor merged at the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Pence avoids Olympics encounter with North Korean official as Korean athletes march together

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event.

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Olympics Kick Off With Unified Korean Team Offering Hope for Peace

The participation of the North Korean athletes overshadowed several compelling story lines, including the participation of Russian athletes despite a doping scandal.

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North Korean martial arts display met with silence

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A martial arts display by North Korean athletes at the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Games was met with silence at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, with the only supportive noises coming from North Korean cheerleaders high in the stands.

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Who's who in North Korea's Olympic delegation

Hundreds of North Korean personnel are accompanying the nation's 22 athletes, including a cheer squad, Kim Jong Un's sister and a pop star.

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Kim Jong Un's sister arrives in S. Korea

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, arrives in Pyeongchang for the 2018 Olympics.

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How N. Korea is guarding against defections

Almost 500 North Koreans are in South Korea for the Winter Olympics -- in a land they have been brought up to see as enemy territory; one clearly more prosperous and more free than their own.

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Sister of North Korea leader arrives in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in South Korea on Friday, landing at Incheon International Airport in a private jet with the rest of her entourage of senior officials, including the North's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam.

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Sister of North Korean Leader Arrives in South Korea for Highly Symbolic Trip

Her three-day trip is to include a meeting with President Moon Jae-in, the highest-level inter-Korean contact in more than a decade.

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Defection fears at the Winter Olympics

While most Olympic athletes will be mingling throughout the Games, North Korean athletes will be separate, under 24-hour watch, closely monitored wherever they go. A system of watching each other, as they do back home in the North, amid inevitable fears of defections from athletes of other members of the delegation. Paula Hancocks looks at how the North can ensure they return to North Korea with the delegation intact.

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'Good chance' South Korean President will be invited to North Korea

Several diplomatic sources with deep knowledge of North Korea's intentions say there is a "good chance" Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will invite South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang "sometime this year."

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What South Koreans Really Think of the Olympic Thaw

One reader said it was humiliating that South Korea was not marching under its own flag. Another said her grandfather might see his North Korean family again.

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IOC clears Iran, North Korea for gift after Samsung phone row

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian and North Korean athletes at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games will receive Samsung mobile phones, organizers said on Thursday, after Iran summoned South Korea's ambassador over reports its athletes would not get the gifts.

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Russia says North Korean workers can stay until December 2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korean workers can stay in Russia until Dec. 2019, in line with a United Nations' resolution, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

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North Korean orchestra serenades South Koreans amid protest

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A 137-strong North Korean orchestra kicked off its first performance in South Korea on Thursday, serenading hundreds of South Koreans with familiar tunes while dozens of protesters blasted their own music outside, to the beat of drums.

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On the Runway: The North Korean Cheer Squad Is Playing a Different Olympic Game

The world has never seen a bunch of boosters like this before.

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North Korea staged a highly-anticipated military parade

Tanks and trucks carrying North Korean troops rolled down the streets of Pyongyang Thursday in a highly-anticipated display of military might on the eve of South Korea's Winter Olympics.

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Analyzing North Korea’s Parade Plans

Satellite imagery shows how the North Korean authorities have mobilized and trained tens of thousands of people for a military parade ahead of the Olympics.

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Pence, Returning to Tough Stance on North Korea, Announces New Sanctions

The vice president’s threat, delivered in Tokyo, came two days after he had signaled openness to meeting with North Korean officials at the Olympics.

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South Korea asks U.N. to allow sanctioned North Korea official to attend Olympics

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Korea asked the United Nations on Wednesday for an exemption to allow a sanctioned North Korean official to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong.

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Curious About the Lives of North Korea’s Isolated Athletes? Here’s a Glimpse

We’ve gathered insights from the country’s state news media, analysts, defectors and athletes who have competed alongside North Koreans.

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Pope praises joint Korean Olympic teams, Vatican willing to back peace initiatives

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Wednesday the participation of North Korean athletes in the Olympics raised hopes for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula and that the Vatican was ready to back any peace initiative.

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North Korean leader's sister to visit South Korea for winter Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 28-year-old sister will make her debut on the world stage when she visits South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.

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Pence views Japan's missile defense with North Korea on agenda for talks

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited a Japanese Patriot PAC-3 missile battery, Japan's last line of defense against any possible North Korean missile strike, in Tokyo on Wednesday on his way to the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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North Korea's cheer squad, sports officials arrive in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of 280 North Koreans arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, one of the largest peacetime crossing of the inter-Korean border, to spur on athletes from the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics starting Friday.

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Pence heads to Olympics leaving open chance of talks with North Korea officials

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan on Tuesday at the start of an Asia trip that takes him to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, saying he had no plans to talk to North Korean officials but leaving open the chance of a meeting.

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Pence Won’t Rule Out Meeting North Koreans at Olympics

The vice president said “we’ll see what happens” when asked about the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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Alpine skiing: Ligety pleased to see North Koreans compete in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - American ski racer Ted Ligety is all in favor of North Korean athletes competing at this month's Winter Games in Pyeongchang and says one of the key goals of the Olympics is to help countries overcome their differences through sport.

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North Korean Olympics ferry tacks past sanctions with karaoke, ice cream on board

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean ferry is set to arrive in South Korea on Tuesday carrying a 140-strong orchestra to perform at the Winter Olympics this week, taking advantage of a rare sanctions exemption from Seoul 16 years after its previous visit.

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South Korean intelligence says North Korean hackers possibly behind Coincheck heist: sources

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's intelligence agency told lawmakers North Korean hackers could have been behind the $530 million theft of virtual coins from a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange last month, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

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South Korea spy agency tells lawmakers North Korean hackers possibly behind Coincheck heist: source

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's national spy agency told a parliamentary committee it was possible North Korean hackers broke into a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan to steal $520 million worth of digital coins, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Pence leaves for Asia with stern message on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence departed for a trip to Japan and South Korea on Monday with a stark message that countries should not be fooled by what the White House sees as a North Korean attempt to overshadow the 2018 Olympics with propaganda.

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Top North Korean Official Will Visit South Korea During Olympics

Kim Yong-nam, 90, the oldest member of the North Korean leadership, is expected to meet South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in.

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Before the Games, a Competition to Chase North Koreans

In the few days since North Koreans arrived in South Korea for the Winter Olympics beginning Feb. 9, packs of journalists have traced their every step.

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Training was tougher in North Korea, say defectors

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hwangbo Young, a North Korean ice hockey player who defected to South Korea in 1997, says the first time she played in the South "it felt like a joke".

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Trump hopes 'something good' comes from Olympics despite North Korean warning

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope on Friday that "something good" could come from North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea, even after Pyongyang warned it would not "sit idle" if Washington and Seoul resumed military exercises after the Games.

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Paralympics: North Korea invited to participate in Pyeongchang

LONDON (Reuters) - Two North Korean Nordic skiers have been invited to take part in the Pyeongchang Paralympics, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday.

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No Samsung phones, Nike uniforms for North Koreans? Sanctions cloud Olympic perks

SEOUL (Reuters) - All of the almost 3,000 athletes competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are set to get perks including the latest $1,100 Samsung smartphones, top of the range new equipment to take home and sleek Nike uniforms.

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Kim Jong Nam met mysterious American

North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's brother had a mysterious meeting with an unidentified American man, just days before his murder. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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North Korea figure skating pair to arrive in South Korea with other Olympians

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean figure skating pair along with eight other athletes will arrive in South Korea later on Thursday by airplane, set to compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that will begin next week.

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U.S. hails Olympics security plan; opposes North Korea military parade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department voiced displeasure on Wednesday over North Korean plans to stage a military parade on the eve of the Winter Olympics, but it assured Americans going to the games that South Korea's security plan considered all contingencies.

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North Korean Defector, Honored by Trump, Has a Remarkable Escape Story

Ji Seong-ho, a defector from North Korea who lost an arm and a leg at 13, traveled thousands of miles on crutches to make it to the South.

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N. Korean defector attends speech

Ji Seong-ho, a North Korean man who made it out of the rogue nation and now resides in South Korea, attended President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address Tuesday night.

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North Korean defector honored during address

President Donald Trump honored North Korean defector Ji Seon-ho at the 2018 State of the Union.

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South Korea sends athletes for joint training at North Korean ski resort

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will begin a joint training program at the Masikryong ski resort in North Korea on Wednesday as had been initially planned, the South's Ministry of Unification said, with a 45-person delegation engaging in a two-day trip.

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U.S.'s Mattis: Diplomacy should impose reason on North Korea's Kim

U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, Hawaii (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stressed diplomacy as the way to deal with the North Korean crisis on Friday during talks with his South Korean counterpart in Hawaii, a day after Seoul's top diplomat said a military solution would be unacceptable.

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North Korea calls for unity with South as hockey players begin Olympics training

SEOUL (Reuters) - A delegation of North Korean officials and ice hockey players crossed the heavily guarded border into South Korea on Thursday for joint Olympics training, as Pyongyang called for all Koreans to seek unification of the two nations.

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US official warns Hong Kong over North Korea money laundering

Hong Kong needs to do more to combat North Korean smuggling and money laundering in the city, a top US official has warned.

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Korean hockey players arrive for joint Olympics practice as North Korea calls for unity

SEOUL (Reuters) - A delegation of North Korean officials and ice hockey players crossed the heavily guarded border into South Korea on Thursday for joint Olympics training, as Pyongyang called for all Koreans to seek unification of the two nations.

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North Korean ice hockey players arrive in South Korea for joint Olympics practice: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - Fifteen North Korean hockey players crossed the border into South Korea on Thursday on their way to their first practice as part of a joint women's Olympic team with South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported.

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U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions; urges China, Russia expulsions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced new sanctions aimed at stopping North Korea's nuclear weapons development on Wednesday and urged China and Russia to expel North Koreans raising funds for the programs.

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U.S. sanctions people, firms, ships for aiding North Korean arms industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States tightened its economic crackdown on North Korea over its nuclear arms program on Wednesday, imposing sanctions on nine entities, 16 people and six ships it accused of helping Pyongyang develop weapons of mass destruction.

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North Korean ship caught likely violating sanctions

Photographs taken by a Japanese spy plane show a North Korean tanker likely violating UN sanctions, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

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This is why the CIA thinks Kim wants nukes

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the US intelligence community still considers North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be a "rational actor" but that assessment does not mean he is only developing nuclear weapons as a means to preserve his regime.

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Pence aims to counter North Korea 'propaganda' at Olympics: White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to use his attendance at the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month to try to counter what he sees as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s effort to “hijack” the games with a propaganda campaign, a White House official said on Tuesday.

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Ex-North Korean spy recounts Olympic plot to blow up plane

It was her first assignment as a North Korean secret agent.

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For South Korean Hockey Team, Unity With North Is a Sacrifice

The women of the South Korean ice hockey team have weathered grueling commutes, long training and blowout losses. Now they are being forced to give up spots to North Koreans.

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Families of missing Japanese to urge prosecution of North Korean leader at Hague court

TOKYO (Reuters) - The families of Japanese abducted by North Korea, and those believed to have been taken, will urge the International Criminal Court to prosecute the North's leader, saying the lack of information about their loved ones is a human rights abuse.

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North Korea Olympic officials in Switzerland ahead of IOC talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean Olympic officials arrived in Switzerland on Thursday ahead of weekend talks at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to finalize Pyongyang's participation in the Winter Games in South Korea next month.

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North Korea rejects sanctions talk, ready for 'successful' Olympics: diplomat

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea rejects as a "provocation" a U.S.-led meeting in Vancouver that discussed tougher sanctions that Pyongyang will fight, a senior North Korean diplomat told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Japan government tells public broadcaster not to repeat false missile alert

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government called on public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday to make sure a false alarm warning of a North Korean missile launch will not be repeated, with tensions still high because of the North's missile and nuclear programs.

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Tillerson won't say if Trump and Kim Jong Un spoke

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declined an opportunity to clarify whether President Donald Trump has spoken with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after the President alluded to possible communications in an interview last week with The Wall Street Journal.

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US moves B-52 bombers to Guam

The US Air Force has deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Guam, according to US Pacific Air Forces, adding more firepower to the region just hours after North Korean state media mocked President Donald Trump's tweet referencing the size of his nuclear button as the "spasm of a lunatic."

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Olympics diplomacy could solve the Korea crisis

Olympics diplomacy will get its day, even if it comes beneath the shadow of the North Korean nuclear program.

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Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.

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Now Japanese TV issues false alarm about a missile launch

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, but it corrected the error within minutes, messages on the NHK website showed.

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Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government’s peace-making plans.

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Russia's hidden world of North Korean labor

In pre-fabricated buildings, down a muddy track on the outskirts of St. Petersburg lies a world of hidden North Korean labor in Russia.

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US and Canada will host North Korea nuclear meeting

The United States and Canada will co-host an international summit on the North Korean nuclear threat in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, as tensions on the Korean Peninsula settle into a steady simmer while direct talks between the north and the south continue.

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North Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing tensions

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed during rare talks on Monday to send a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, Seoul said, amid easing tensions after a months-long standoff over the North's weapons programs.

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North Korean orchestra could be music to the ears of Olympic organizers in South

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is expecting a large North Korean delegation at next month's Winter Olympics, likely including the country's main symphony orchestra, the governor for the Games' host province said on Monday, as relations appear to start hitting the right note.

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Condoleezza Rice: Kim Jong Un is pretty clever

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told CNN's David Axelrod she thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is turning out to be "actually pretty clever."

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Condoleezza Rice: Kim Jong Un is 'actually pretty clever'

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "turning out, much more so than I thought, to be actually pretty clever."

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Trump Escalates a Dispute With The Wall Street Journal Over a Quotation

The president said he did not say “I probably have a very good relationship” with the North Korean leader, claiming he said “I’d.” It was difficult to tell from audio clips whether the complaint had merit.

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Trump denies saying he probably had good relationship with Kim

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper's account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan. 15, South Korea's unification ministry said in a statement on Saturday.