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Ivanka and North Korean general to attend Olympic closing

7 months, 22 days ago
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emerged Thursday. The Pyeongchang Games have become a…

Secret Pence, North Korea meeting planned, then scrapped

7 months, 23 days ago
WASHINGTON: Mike Pence and North Korean officials had planned to meet secretly during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but Pyongyang scrapped the talks after the US vice president denounced abuses from the "murderous regime," US officials…

Kim Jong Un’s sister in historic visit to South Korea

8 months, 7 days ago
SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister joined athletes and officials from around the world at the South's Winter Olympics Friday, the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set foot in its rival since the Korean War. Kim…

Kim Jong-Un’s sister to visit South Korea in historic first

8 months, 9 days ago
SEOUL: The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will visit the South this week for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Seoul said on Wednesday -- the first member of its ruling family ever to do so. Kim Yo-Jong, who is a senior member…

Sports court lifts life bans of 28 Russians accused of doping

8 months, 15 days ago
LAUSANNE: The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday lifted life bans on 28 of the 43 Russians accused of doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, meaning some could still compete at this month's Pyeongchang Games. Sport's top court…

North Korea ‘likely’ to join Winter Games, says IOC official

9 months, 10 days ago
GENEVA: North Korea's Olympic representative said Saturday the reclusive nation was "likely to participate" in next month's Winter Games in South Korea, Kyodo news agency reported, in the latest sign of a thaw in tensions on the peninsula.…

South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

9 months, 14 days ago
SEOUL: South Korea on Tuesday offered talks with North Korea amid a standoff over its weapons programs, a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was open to negotiations but that his country would push ahead with "mass producing"…