Moon to lunch with North Korean leader's sister

KIM WON-JIN  AFP  Getty Images

Nevertheless, according to state news agency KCNA, the North has no intention of meeting USA officials during the Games - but did not rule it out either.

Earlier, Japanese media reported that the day before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, there a military parade will be held that is timed to the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Korean People's Army.

North Korean officials have no intention of meeting their United States counterparts during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert later stressed there were no plans for Pence or his delegation to meet with North Korean leaders.

Frontier Airlines adds four new nonstop flight destinations from Trenton-Mercer Airport
The airline began servicing Buffalo in December with nonstop flights to Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. By summer 2018, the company hopes to deliver low-priced fares to 90 percent of their customers.

"Pence is expected to make other symbolic moves on the trip to keep attention on North Korea, including a Friday morning meeting with defectors from the North".

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Tape delay or not, the parade was watched closely in South Korea, where Pence arrived Thursday.

Since President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on January 4 to postpone the annual joint military exercises until after the Olympics, the North has been frantically demanding that they are permanently halted, and it just keeps on pushing its luck. However, the U.S. Treasury Department previous year included Kim Yo Jong on its list of blacklisted officials over her position as vice director of the ruling Workers' Party's Propaganda and Agitation Department.

Phoenix Open smashes attendances record with 720000 weekly spectators
He bogeyed the par-4 11th after hitting left into the desert, and got the stroke back with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 13th. Jorge Campillo of Spain closed with a 68 to finish second, one shot ahead of Ryan Fox (66) and Pablo Larrazabal.

Two of North Korea's most senior officials will also be there.

"The United States of America will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever", Vice President Mike Pence said.

This comes nearly a fortnight after the North Korean dictator's rumoured girlfriend Hyon Song-wol arrived in South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics to monitor preparations of a North Korean art troupe she is leading.

"If I have any contact with them, in any context, over the next two days, my message will be the same as it was here today: North Korea needs to, once and for all, abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile ambition", he told reporters.

United Nations demands Syria ceasefire as air strikes pound rebel areas
On the basis of its results, Russia , Iran and Turkey coordinated terms of holding of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress on January 29-30 in Sochi.

USA officials said they would impose those sanctions before the end of the Winter Olympics, which means Pence will quite possibly be in Pyeongchang, South Korea, when they go into effect.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers Agree on Record 5-Year $137.5 Million Contract
Feb 09, 2018 - 01:52
Upon his arrival in San Francisco, Garoppolo made an immediate on the struggling team that had just one win before he arrived. The market seems set for Cousins - who has started 50 more games than Garoppolo - as he prepares to hit free agency in March.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Winter Olympics: Norway's team sent 15000 eggs by mistake
Feb 09, 2018 - 01:51
Chefs for the Norwegian Winter Olympic team were left scrambling after accidentally buying 15,000 eggs. NBC Olympics is the USA broadcast rights holder to all Summer and Winter Games through the year 2032.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top College student says airline made her flush prized hamster down toilet
Feb 09, 2018 - 01:50
Aldecosea said she emailed the airline after the incident and was offered a voucher for a free flight but she declined. Belen insisted she considered other options like auto hire or taking a coach, but was left with little choice.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Common food compound asparagine linked to cancer spread
Feb 09, 2018 - 01:49
Alex Berezow, senior fellow of biomedical science for the American Council on Science and Healthy said in the Baltimore Sun . However, there are no food or dietary supplements that will act as "magic bullets" to prevent breast cancer from returning.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Now, Trump wants a big military parade. Like 'yuge'
Feb 09, 2018 - 01:48
France has a long tradition of military displays, with the Bastille Day parade taking place every year since 1880. "Sen. A defence official told Post , "We are aware of the request and are in the process of determining specific details".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tom Hardy Can't Stop Brooding In First Venom Trailer
Feb 09, 2018 - 01:47
As a result, Intrigue and interest seem to be the goal for this teaser trailer, and Sony succeeds with this venture. You probably missed him in Marvel vs Capcom; you probably disliked him in Spider-Man 3, but he's here now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mauricio Pochettino backs Erik Lamela to hit 'real level'
Feb 08, 2018 - 09:55
Newport almost delivered the shock of the fourth round with an improbable victory over Tottenham in the match at Rodney Parade . Heung-Min Son fired over after Moussa Sissoko had played him in as Spurs created the nights first clear-cut opening.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Unlicensed doctor 'infects 40 people' with HIV
Feb 08, 2018 - 09:55
At least 40 HIV positive cases have been detected in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh from a health camp that was set up in November 2017. The HIV targets the immune system and weakens people's defence systems against infections and some types of cancer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Deputy killed, officers wounded in Colorado Springs shooting
Feb 08, 2018 - 09:54
The fatal shooting of Deputy Micah Flick is the third member of Colorado law enforcement to be killed in a little over five weeks. Jacob Abendshan, with the department for 16 years, suffered injuries from shrapnel, Elder said, and is listed in good condition.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FLASHBACK: Obama Claims He Doesn't Talk To FBI Director About Pending Investigations
Feb 08, 2018 - 09:52
Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), along with majority staff from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Fox News claims this text "raises questions about Obama's personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Guardiola: City Is Almost Perfect
Feb 08, 2018 - 09:51
We arrive in the last action and we were not able to do that. "I think it's a joke if you are a youth team manager", said Neville. It's one big game of snakes and ladders , and eight of those teams will be rolling the dice this afternoon.

Powell takes charge as Fed's chairman of the Board of Governors
Feb 07, 2018 - 00:46
Although Yellen earned praise for her four-year term, she had the shortest tenure for a Fed leader in almost four decades. With the economy improving steadily, the Fed will likely raise rates three times in 2018, as projected under Yellen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Snow and Ice Expected in Putnam County on Wednesday
Feb 07, 2018 - 00:45
As the evening continues, freezing rain is likely, possibly mixed with snow and becoming all freezing after midnight. Gusty north to northwest winds will bring some blowing and drifting snow, which may reduce visibility values.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Black Panther': A Rumination on Integration Wrapped in a Superhero Narration
Feb 07, 2018 - 00:40
The royal family is completed by Angela Bassett (American Horror Story) as Ramonda, T'Challa's mother and Queen Mother of Wakanda. Letitia Wright ( Urban Hymn ) plays T'Challa's sister Shuri, who's also the princess of Wakanda.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tyler Zeller Traded to Bucks; Nets to Receive Rashad Vaughn, Draft Pick
Feb 07, 2018 - 00:38
The only question remaining for both teams is if they will make more moves from now to the trade deadline, which is this Thursday. The Nets are tied with the Chicago Bulls for the 12th place in the conference with a record of 19-35 and the Bulls are 18-34.