North Korea stages military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

Nara Kang 21 defected from North Korea in 2014. Since coming to Seoul she's become a reality TV celebrity- something unimaginable in her former country

The ministry also said now was not the time to discuss reopening the Kaesong Industrial Park, a joint factory complex closed by South Korea in 2016 in protest over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

But Pyongyang official Cho insisted: "The reason that our delegation is in the South is to participate in the Winter Olympics and celebrate its successful hosting".

"President Moon plans to hold a meeting and have lunch with the North Korean delegation on February 10", the spokesman told a press briefing without disclosing the location of the planned meeting.

The Blue House said that it is in talks with the North Korean side over the venue of the luncheon meeting.

Schiff: House Intel 'United' That Bannon Should Answer All Their Questions
Trump's staff have tried to utilize the concept of executive privilege to withhold information from the committee. Mike Conaway, the Republican running the committee's Russian Federation probe, said in a statement .

"Together with Japan, and all our allies, we will continue to intensify our maximum pressure campaign until North Korea takes concrete steps toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization", CNN quoted Pence as saying. And if the high-level North Korean delegation flies to South Korea, it would flaunt global rules again. 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.

Kim Yo Jong, believed to be around 30, would be the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Analysts say that with the dual approach, the North is looking to normalise its status as a "de facto nuclear state", and could be trying to weaken the sanctions against it or drive a wedge between the South and its ally the US.

But the historic move could also increase the likelihood of a strategic rift between South Korea and the United States, since Washington is generally more skepticalof North Korea's intentions and more inclined to lay out preconditions tied to its nuclear program for high-level talks.

Charlotte Hornets acquiring a Knicks big man
The biggest reason for Hernangomez's fall from the rotation was Enes Kanter , who arrived in NY in the Carmelo Anthony trade. It will be interesting to see how head coach Steve Clifford fits him into the rotation but Charlotte got a quality big.

Pence also said that the U.S. will apply "maximum pressure" until Pyongyang's nuclear program is "irreversibly" dismantled.

Joongang confirmed that North Korea requested Seoul allow Kim Yo-jong to enter the country for the Olympics but noted that there is no guarantee that it is legal for South Korea to allow her to enter.

South Korean media have been speculating about whether Kim Jong Un will send a personal message to Moon through his sister and, if so, whether it would include a proposal for a summit between the two leaders.

Pence, who arrived in South Korea on Thursday, will meet separately with Moon. She is 4 years younger than Kim Jong-Un and is said to be very close to him, BBC reported.

Drake Filmed His "God's Plan" Music Video at Miami Senior High Yesterday
Seeing Drake on your high school campus is already pretty lit but Drake had more to offer the students aside from his appearance. Drake recently scored his second-ever #1 single, as his new track " God's Plan " debuted at the top spot last week.

South Korea's unification ministry said her inclusion in the North Korean Olympic delegation was "meaningful" because of how senior she is.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 49ers, Garoppolo Agree To 5-Year / $137 Million Contract
Feb 09, 2018 - 07:07
They are the cornerstones of the Niners' quest to regain relevance, and their contracts reflect that. No team would want to trade for Cousins without him agreeing to a new contract as part of the deal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The ProShares Short Volatility ETF Lives To Fight Another Day
Feb 09, 2018 - 07:05
However, ForexLive went ahead and calculated that Credit Suisse may have incurred a more than $500 million loss . As a result, the lower and upper re-opening auction collars will be $10.84 and $11.98 respectively.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bush: 'pretty clear evidence' that Russian Federation meddled in 2016
Feb 09, 2018 - 07:04
He pleaded guilty in 1990 to six felonies and agreed to pay $600 million in penalties to settle a massive Wall Street fraud case. Bush said on Thursday that the usa needs to "welcome" immigrants and thank them for doing the "jobs that Americans won't do".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Salma Hayek 'Felt Ashamed' For Delaying Her Weinstein Story
Feb 09, 2018 - 07:02
ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will be available via podcast at Oprah's Super Soul Conversations . Oprah at the Apollo will air on February 27 at 10 p.m.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fifteen Russians who had life bans lifted are barred from Winter Olympics
Feb 08, 2018 - 00:57
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned 28 of those and partially upheld 11 more appeals. That means they will compete under the Olympic flag and wearing uniforms without national insignia.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United can win title next season, believes Ryan Giggs
Feb 08, 2018 - 00:55
Kluivert has six goals and two assists in 14 starts this season and has impressed scouts all over Europe with his performances. Two, three, four or five, I can not say at the moment", Mourinho revealed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Selena Gomez, Antonio Banderas and more stars join 'Doctor Dolittle' reboot
Feb 08, 2018 - 00:55
Dolittle's nemesis, Banderas , stars as Picasso in the latest season of the National Geographic series Genius . Dolittle's pirate nemesis Rassouli and Mudfly in the CG hybrid film directed by Stephen Gaghan ( Syriana ).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BLM Activist, Who Took Down Confederate Flag On Live TV, Shot Dead
Feb 08, 2018 - 00:53
D'baha's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral costs and the return of his body from New Orleans . Reports say d'Baha was shot in New Orleans early Tuesday morning (Feb. 6), eventually dying of his wounds.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Palestinian killed in clashes during Israeli raid
Feb 08, 2018 - 00:51
Two Palestinians were killed during earlier raids which Israeli security services said were launched to find Shevach's killers. The civilian guard, stationed at the Karmei Tzur settlement north of the city of Hebron, was slightly wounded.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top France Hits Out at Poland's 'Ill Advised' Holocaust Law
Feb 08, 2018 - 00:50
Israel's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that it would continue to communicate with Poland despite its reservations about the law. They say it was modelled on anti-defamation laws in many other countries, including laws criminalising Holocaust denial.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed
Feb 07, 2018 - 02:06
How well do you think PUBG Corp has handled cheating in the game? "We will be dealing with these cases as soon as possible". Cheat protection system BattlEye tweeted this morning that over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters were banned in January alone.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Turkey says no disagreements with Russian Federation over Syria operation
Feb 07, 2018 - 02:01
It said one of its workers was killed by an airstrike while attempting a rescue in the area. Iran is another key supporter of Assad's government.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wells Fargo: Fed order could cut $400M from bank's profit this year
Feb 07, 2018 - 02:00
The announcement came hours before Yellen's term was to expire, hitting the biggest bank in her former district. Three current board members will be replaced by April, and a fourth will depart by the end of the year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top English Premier League Report, Burnley v Manchester City, 3 February 2018
Feb 07, 2018 - 01:59
Manchester City will return to the United States for a second consecutive summer, the Premier League leaders have announced. But it was a fifth successive league defeat for Huddersfield, who are without a win in eight league games and now sit 19th.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top For the First Time Ever, Scientists Found Alien Worlds in Another Galaxy
Feb 07, 2018 - 01:58
Experts say it is still impossible to directly see the newly discovered celestial bodies with even the strongest telescope. Some would be as small as the Moon and others as large as Jupiter.