Foreign policy

FILE - This 2015, file photo provided by the North Korean government shows Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said North Korea informed Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that Kim Yo Jong would be part of the high-level delegation coming to the South for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 5:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior North Korean officials when they visit the South this week for the Winter Olympics, his spokesman said Thursday. Kim Yo Jong, believed to be around 30, would be the first...
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FILE - This 2015, file photo provided by the North Korean government shows Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said North Korea informed Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that Kim Yo Jong would be part of the high-level delegation coming to the South for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 3:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior North Korean officials who are coming to the South on Friday for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom also said Thursday the North...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, North Korea's Mangyongbong-92, right, carrying North Korea's members of art troupe is escorted as it approaches to Mukho Port in Donghae, South Korea. From smartphones to boat fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance international sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans to the country for the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 07, 2018 - 11:31 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From smartphones to ship fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance international sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans for the Winter Games. Spearheaded by the U.S., the international community has...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
February 07, 2018 - 11:15 pm
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is pouring cold water on the warming ties between North and South Korea just as the two still-warring countries are joining up to compete together in the Winter Olympics. Making his way to Pyeongchang to lead the U.S. delegation to Friday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, North Korea's Mangyongbong-92, right, carrying North Korea's members of art troupe is escorted as it approaches to Mukho Port in Donghae, South Korea. From smartphones to boat fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance international sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans to the country for the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:53 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From smartphones to ship fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance international sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans for the Winter Games. The U.N. has imposed tough sanctions to get North Korea...
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February 07, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding Myanmar's exclusion from U.S.-led military exercises in neighboring Thailand next week amid pressure for more American sanctions in response to atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar's planned participation in the Cobra Gold exercise, which starts Feb...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
February 07, 2018 - 10:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics. Pence, who is set to lead the U.S. delegation at the...
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FILE - This 2015, file photo provided by the North Korean government shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his sister Kim Yo Jong, left, during their visit to a military unit in North Korea. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said North Korea informed Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that Kim Yo Jong would be part of the high-level delegation coming to the South for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
February 07, 2018 - 9:29 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country's leadership, will be part of the North's delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics, officials said Wednesday. Kim Yo Jong, believed to be around 30, will be the first member of...
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FILE - This 2015, file photo provided by the North Korean government shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his sister Kim Yo Jong, left, during their visit to a military unit in North Korea. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said North Korea informed Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that Kim Yo Jong would be part of the high-level delegation coming to the South for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country's leadership, will be part of the North's delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics, officials said Wednesday. Kim Yo Jong, believed to be around 30, will be the first member of...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, is greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to a meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
February 07, 2018 - 6:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics. Pence, who is set to lead the U.S. delegation at the...
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