North Korea will send a high-level delegation led by a former spymaster to the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, raising speculation about the possibility of a meeting with Ivanka Trump, who will also be in the audience. The announcement was the latest in a whirlwind of diplomatic developments set off by North Korea’s agreement to participate in the Feb. 9-25 Winter Games, which are being held in the South Korean alpine town of Pyeongchang. South Korean officials have expressed hope they could extend the Olympics detente to bring all sides to the table in a bid to ease months of tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons program. But critics accuse the

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North Korea will send a high-level delegation led by a former spymaster to the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, raising speculation about the possibility of a meeting with Ivanka Trump, who will also be in the audience. The announcement was the latest in a whirlwind of diplomatic developments set off by North Korea’s agreement to participate in the Feb. 9-25 Winter Games, which are being held in the South Korean alpine town of Pyeongchang. South Korean officials have expressed hope they could extend the Olympics detente to bring all sides to the table in a bid to ease months of tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons program. But critics accuse the

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President Donald Trump is speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland this morning. He is expected to announce sanctions against North Korea. #breaking President Donald Trump is expected to announce that the Treasury Department will impose new sanctions against North Korea during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference this morning. These sanctions pertain to vessels and shipping, CNN has learned. — Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) February 23, 2018 The President is scheduled to speak at 10:05 a.m. Eastern Time, according to CPAC’s agenda. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! You will be able to watch the live stream

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President Donald Trump is speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland this morning. He is expected to announce sanctions against North Korea. #breaking President Donald Trump is expected to announce that the Treasury Department will impose new sanctions against North Korea during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference this morning. These sanctions pertain to vessels and shipping, CNN has learned. — Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) February 23, 2018 The President is scheduled to speak at 10:05 a.m. Eastern Time, according to CPAC’s agenda. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! You will be able to watch the live stream

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Ivanka Trump is not expected to meet with any North Korean officials later this week when she leads the White House’s official delegation to the closing ceremony for the Winter Olympic Games. Asked if the president’s daughter and senior adviser could meet with North Korean officials while in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a senior official replied, “No.” Vice President Mike Pence was seated in the same box as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong during the Games’ opening ceremony earlier this month. South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands with Kim Yo Jong during the same event, raising talk of a thawing of relations between the two countries.

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Ivanka Trump is not expected to meet with any North Korean officials later this week when she leads the White House’s official delegation to the closing ceremony for the Winter Olympic Games. Asked if the president’s daughter and senior adviser could meet with North Korean officials while in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a senior official replied, “No.” Vice President Mike Pence was seated in the same box as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong during the Games’ opening ceremony earlier this month. South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands with Kim Yo Jong during the same event, raising talk of a thawing of relations between the two countries.

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A North Korean hacking group has expanded its target range from the South Korean government and private sector to a more international stage, according to a top cybersecurity firm report. US cybersecurity firm FireEye said the state-backed “Reaper” hacking organisation, which it dubbed “APT 37,” have been spying on South Korean targets since at least 2012, but that it seems to have expanded its targets to include Japan, Vietnam and the Middle East last year. The North Korean cyber espionage group previously operated in the shadows of Lazarus Group, a better-known North Korean spying and cybercrime group widely blamed for the 2014 Sony Pictures and 2017 WannaCry attacks. Although APT 37’s

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A North Korean hacking group has expanded its target range from the South Korean government and private sector to a more international stage, according to a top cybersecurity firm report. US cybersecurity firm FireEye said the state-backed “Reaper” hacking organisation, which it dubbed “APT 37,” have been spying on South Korean targets since at least 2012, but that it seems to have expanded its targets to include Japan, Vietnam and the Middle East last year. The North Korean cyber espionage group previously operated in the shadows of Lazarus Group, a better-known North Korean spying and cybercrime group widely blamed for the 2014 Sony Pictures and 2017 WannaCry attacks. Although APT 37’s

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North Korean officials cancelled a secret meeting that was scheduled with Vice President Mike Pence just two hours before the meeting was scheduled to take place while both parties were at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The State Department late Tuesday confirmed that Pence was going to meet with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Jong was in South Korea to observe the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, as was Pence. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert tweeted Tuesday that a “possibility arose” of a brief meeting with North Korean delegates who were also at the Olympic Games. During @VP Pence’s recent visit to South Korea

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North Korean officials cancelled a secret meeting that was scheduled with Vice President Mike Pence just two hours before the meeting was scheduled to take place while both parties were at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The State Department late Tuesday confirmed that Pence was going to meet with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Jong was in South Korea to observe the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, as was Pence. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert tweeted Tuesday that a “possibility arose” of a brief meeting with North Korean delegates who were also at the Olympic Games. During @VP Pence’s recent visit to South Korea

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On Feb. 20, North Korean speed skater Jong Kwang Bom crashed onto the ice during an Olympic pre-heat on two separate occasions. He was then disqualified for pushing a competitor, according to Yahoo! Sports. Bom was competing to qualify for the men’s 500-meter short-track speed skating event. Straight out of the starting line, Bom fell to the ice. North Korean speed skater falls, tries to TRIP Japanese opponent!? Isn’t that a quick way to lose a finger or three? pic.twitter.com/Y4e3raqIn4 — Michael King (@mhking) February 21, 2018 The nature of the fall caused onlookers to speculate that Bom may have been trying to cause his Japanese competitor, Ryosuke Sakazume, to fall.

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On Feb. 20, North Korean speed skater Jong Kwang Bom crashed onto the ice during an Olympic pre-heat on two separate occasions. He was then disqualified for pushing a competitor, according to Yahoo! Sports. Bom was competing to qualify for the men’s 500-meter short-track speed skating event. Straight out of the starting line, Bom fell to the ice. North Korean speed skater falls, tries to TRIP Japanese opponent!? Isn’t that a quick way to lose a finger or three? pic.twitter.com/Y4e3raqIn4 — Michael King (@mhking) February 21, 2018 The nature of the fall caused onlookers to speculate that Bom may have been trying to cause his Japanese competitor, Ryosuke Sakazume, to fall.

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According to the South Korean news media, the US plans to send attack drones capable of killing North Korean leaders to South Korea within a few months. Preparations for the drones are reportedly complete. Earlier this week, US forces confirmed plans to resume military drills with South Korea after the Olympic Games. Details are expected to be announced at about the same time the drones would arrive. Not only will the US and South Korea recommence military drills once the Winter Olympic Games wrap up, but the US will deploy attack drones to the Korean Peninsula. Twelve attack drones that are capable of zeroing in on North Korean leaders and military targets will

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According to the South Korean news media, the US plans to send attack drones capable of killing North Korean leaders to South Korea within a few months. Preparations for the drones are reportedly complete. Earlier this week, US forces confirmed plans to resume military drills with South Korea after the Olympic Games. Details are expected to be announced at about the same time the drones would arrive. Not only will the US and South Korea recommence military drills once the Winter Olympic Games wrap up, but the US will deploy attack drones to the Korean Peninsula. Twelve attack drones that are capable of zeroing in on North Korean leaders and military targets will

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South Korea and the United States confirmed Tuesday that they will hold joint war games on the divided peninsula after the Olympics despite concerns the drills could jeopardize a fragile detente with North Korea. The longtime allies had agreed to postpone the annual exercises until after the Winter Games in a bid to ease rising tensions with the nuclear-armed North, which considers them a rehearsal for an invasion. U.S. military officials have always said the operations known as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle would resume after the March 8-18 Paralympics. But some observers speculated that Seoul may ask for them to be further postponed or scaled down to maintain a spirit

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South Korea and the United States confirmed Tuesday that they will hold joint war games on the divided peninsula after the Olympics despite concerns the drills could jeopardize a fragile detente with North Korea. The longtime allies had agreed to postpone the annual exercises until after the Winter Games in a bid to ease rising tensions with the nuclear-armed North, which considers them a rehearsal for an invasion. U.S. military officials have always said the operations known as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle would resume after the March 8-18 Paralympics. But some observers speculated that Seoul may ask for them to be further postponed or scaled down to maintain a spirit

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North Korea is “fully ready for both dialogue and war” and prepared to respond to any U.S. “provocation by prompt counterstrike,” state-run media said Monday as the Winter Olympics continued in South Korea. In a pair of blistering commentaries, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency ripped into the United States over what it said were moves to stifle the emerging detente between the two Koreas, including talk of military action against the reclusive country and the resumption of annual military exercises with the South that were postponed until the Winter Games wrapped up. Taking aim at the joint military exercises, known as Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, one commentary slammed

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North Korea is “fully ready for both dialogue and war” and prepared to respond to any U.S. “provocation by prompt counterstrike,” state-run media said Monday as the Winter Olympics continued in South Korea. In a pair of blistering commentaries, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency ripped into the United States over what it said were moves to stifle the emerging detente between the two Koreas, including talk of military action against the reclusive country and the resumption of annual military exercises with the South that were postponed until the Winter Games wrapped up. Taking aim at the joint military exercises, known as Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, one commentary slammed

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President Donald Trump’s national security adviser told a group of senators that the U.S. doesn’t have a so-called bloody nose policy to strike North Korea. “We are here to echo that there has not and has never been a bloody nose strategy,” said Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic senator from Rhode Island. National security adviser H.R. McMaster briefed a Senate delegation in a secure annex of Congress before the group traveled to the Munich Security Conference, he said Sunday in the Bavarian capital. The comments follow reports by the Telegraph and The Wall Street Journal that such an attack is one option to address North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons program. Victor Cha,

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President Donald Trump’s national security adviser told a group of senators that the U.S. doesn’t have a so-called bloody nose policy to strike North Korea. “We are here to echo that there has not and has never been a bloody nose strategy,” said Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic senator from Rhode Island. National security adviser H.R. McMaster briefed a Senate delegation in a secure annex of Congress before the group traveled to the Munich Security Conference, he said Sunday in the Bavarian capital. The comments follow reports by the Telegraph and The Wall Street Journal that such an attack is one option to address North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons program. Victor Cha,

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