Vice President Mike Pence Said U.S. is Open to Continued Dialogue with North Korea But Sanctions Will Remain

Vice President Mike Pence Said U.S. is Open to Continued Dialogue with North Korea But Sanctions Will Remain

Vice President Mike Pence has relayed to South Korean President Moon Jae-in the U.S.’ approval of continued talks with the North Koreans, but stressed that the North would get no sanctions relief simply for continuing a dialogue.  Pence lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, over the weekend Pence added that the international community would only scale back sanctions leveled against North Korea if it takes concrete steps towards denuclearization, but said the U.S….

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The Top Priority for Security Officials at the Winter Games May Be Cyber

The Top Priority for Security Officials at the Winter Games May Be Cyber

The Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, are drawing an element from all over the world besides athletes: Cyber attackers.  Experts believe the biggest security threat to the Games may be virtual. Cyber criminals have long targeted Olympic Games.  At the Beijing, London and Brazil events, officials recorked millions of attempted attacks a day – some were successful.  They were mostly low-level scams involving the stealing of tickets or money.  But experts believe attacks at the games in South Korea…

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Invitation to North Korea Extended to South Korean President Moon Jae-in

Invitation to North Korea Extended to South Korean President Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been invited to North Korea in what would be the first meeting between Korean leaders since 2007.  The invitation was extended by Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, during a meeting between officials from North and South Korea in Seoul today.  Today’s meeting was highest-level diplomatic encounter for the two nations in more than ten years. South Korean President Moon responding by saying that the meeting should…

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North Korea Puts on Large Military Parade Ahead of Sending Athletes to Olympic Winter Games in South Korea

North Korea Puts on Large Military Parade Ahead of Sending Athletes to Olympic Winter Games in South Korea

North Korea held a large military parade in its capital today in advance of sending its athletes to South Korea for the Winter Olympics beginning there tomorrow.  The parade, scheduled weeks ago, is seen as an attempt to taunt the Trump administration while also displaying its restraint with regards to relations with the South. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Korea on Thursday where he will attend the opening ceremonies.  Pence is leading the American delegation there.  He has…

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Olympic Speed Skater Shani Davis Says Method of Choosing U.S. Flag Bearer at Opening Ceremonies “Dishonorable”

Olympic Speed Skater Shani Davis Says Method of Choosing U.S. Flag Bearer at Opening Ceremonies “Dishonorable”

Olympic speed skater Shani Davis has injected a bit of controversy into the U.S. Olympic Team’s decision for flag bearer at the opening ceremonies of the games in PyeongChang tomorrow night.  The decision was made by coin toss and Luge veteran Erin Hamlin won the honor, an outcome that drew Davis’ ire. Davis tweeted that the decision to make Hamlin the flag bearer was made “dishonorably” and included a reference to February being Black History Month in the U.S., suggesting…

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