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As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the North

As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the NorthPresident Trump announced that the U.S. was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. He announced the sanctions as Ivanka visited the Olympic Games in South Korea.



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Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders – sources

Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sourcesBy Matt Spetalnick, Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said. Washington has been talking to regional partners, including Japan, South Korea, Australia and Singapore, about coordinating a stepped-up crackdown that would go further than ever before in an attempt to squeeze Pyongyang’s use of seagoing trade to feed its nuclear missile program, several officials told Reuters. While suspect ships have been intercepted before, the emerging strategy would expand the scope of such operations but stop short of imposing a naval blockade on North Korea.



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North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at Olympics: U.S. officials

North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at Olympics: U.S. officialsU.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. “North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the Vice President softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics,” Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, said in a statement.



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No, Mike Pence Isn't Sorry for Sitting for North Korea During the Olympics

No, Mike Pence Isn't Sorry for Sitting for North Korea During the OlympicsVice President Mike Pence at CPAC responded to criticism of his choice to ignore the North Korean Olympic delegation and sit.



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The Real Face of North Korea Is a Prison State

The Real Face of North Korea Is a Prison StateMillions around the globe gathered around their TVs beginning Feb. 8 to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics, which are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a mountainous rural village, 110 miles east of Seoul. As the world turned its gaze to the Korean Peninsula, it witnessed North Korea and South Korea unified, together under one flag, during the opening ceremony. In 2017, the crisis in North Korea was the most underreported humanitarian issue globally.



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South Korea union says GM plant closure is 'death sentence', threatens strike

South Korea union says GM plant closure is 'death sentence', threatens strikeBy Heekyong Yang and Ju-min Park GUNSAN/SEOUL (Reuters) – General Motors’ workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the U.S. automaker a “death sentence”, and threatening a strike. In the city of Gunsan, where the factory with 2,000 workers is, shuttered store fronts and empty streets near the plant are a stark reminder of the depressing impact on the rural town. “Gunsan city worked really hard to rescue GM, buying GM cars produced from the factory.



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What’s the Time Difference Between South Korea and the U.S.? Here's What to Know as You Watch the Olympics

What’s the Time Difference Between South Korea and the U.S.? Here's What to Know as You Watch the OlympicsFrom every time zone in the U.S.



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Sister act: Kim Yo Jong visit dominates S. Korea headlines

Sister act: Kim Yo Jong visit dominates S. Korea headlinesSouth Koreans are divided on Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North’s leader, and her landmark visit to their country. The first member of the North’s ruling dynasty to set foot in the South since the end of the war, Kim has been an instant object of fascination for South Korean and global media since she rode down the escalator at Incheon airport on Friday, calmly surveying the scene.



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Tillerson says up to North Korea to decide when ready to engage in talks

Tillerson says up to North Korea to decide when ready to engage in talksU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Cairo on Monday it was up to North Korea to decide when it was ready to engage in sincere talks with the United States. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in a newspaper interview that Washington and Seoul had agreed on terms for further diplomatic engagement with North Korea, possibly leading to direct talks without pre-conditions. Tillerson told a news conference it was too early to judge whether this was the start of a diplomatic process.



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The Latest: Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea

The Latest: Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. KoreaSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on a high-level North Korean delegation visiting South Korea for the Olympics (all times local):



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