North Korea defends military parade before Olympics

04 February, 2018, 01:10 | Author: Jeannette Greene
  • North Korea defends military parade before Olympics

US President Donald Trump welcomed six North Korean defectors to the Oval Office on Friday, a high profile and potentially provocative show of support. "The road really ended (and) they could've done it 12 years ago. We'll find out. We're going to find out pretty soon, I suspect".

During the high-level inter-Korean talks in January, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to send its athletes and cheerleaders to the South Korea-hosted winter sports event, as well as a high-ranking delegation.

The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a commentary late yesterday that US Vice-President Mike Pence claimed that he would go to the Winter Olympics to hold back the North Korea's "propaganda offensive".

"We think the Olympics will go very nicely and after that, who knows?"

USA officials have been issuing mixed messages throughout January surrounding ongoing inter-Korean talks and whether or not they can snowball into broader negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington on the topic of denuclearization.


Satellite photos have shown North Korean soldiers and armoured vehicles apparently rehearsing for a parade that could be seen as a show of military strength.

He met North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho whose flight to freedom was highlighted in Mr Trump's State of the Union address this week.

"The two leaders discussed the importance of improving the human rights situation in North Korea and underscored their commitment to work together on this issue", it said in a statement.

North Korea criticised Pence's pending visit to the Olympics and accused Washington of halting improvements in inter-Korean relations.

Recommended:

  • Zomato raises $200 million from Alibaba's Ant Financial

    Zomato raises $200 million from Alibaba's Ant Financial

    Revenue grew 56% year-on-year to 83.03 billion yuan, Alibaba said late Thursday as it raised its revenue forecast for the full year.
    Trump's Top 10 Quotes from the State of the Union [SLIDESHOW]

    Trump's Top 10 Quotes from the State of the Union [SLIDESHOW]

    Trump says he's "100 percent" behind this defamation of the nation's premier law enforcement agency for political purposes. The US has "new rules of engagement", he said, and it will not be "undermined by artificial timelines".
  • Investor Focus on Active Signal: JD.com, Inc. (JD)

    A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Pitcairn Company decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 6.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.
    Spotify is testing a Pandora-esque standalone Android app

    Spotify is testing a Pandora-esque standalone Android app

    What do you think of the idea of Stations? Apparently you can add or delete playlists that exist, but can't create new ones. The app also includes the service's popular, individually personalized playlists such as Discover Weekly and Release Radar.
    'House of Cards' Resumes Production, With Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear

    'House of Cards' Resumes Production, With Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear

    ET can confirm that the Netflix series has cast Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear for the upcoming sixth and final season of the series. Lane is best known for role in 2002 film Unfaithful , which was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
  • Essential Phone To Skip Android 8.0 Update, Will Wait For Android 8.1

    Essential Phone To Skip Android 8.0 Update, Will Wait For Android 8.1

    This is important, especially if we remember that the Note 8 and the Galaxy S8 have only finished the Android Oreo beta period. After three beta releases, the company is not quite satisfied that the update is ready for general release.
    ASIO Steps In To Secure Documents

    ASIO Steps In To Secure Documents

    They cover five separate governments, and numerous files would legally have remained secret for 20 years. They were both locked and no set of keys was provided with them.
    CIA Director met Russian counterpart in US

    CIA Director met Russian counterpart in US

    Russian Federation denies it meddled and Trump dismissed the allegations of collusion as a political witch hunt. A spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.
  • Respawn's Star Wars game could be out by March 2020

    Respawn's Star Wars game could be out by March 2020

    When pressed for a time-frame for that, he indicated it would take place: "In the next few months". EA said it is expected to drop during fiscal 2020, which means the 2019 calendar year.
    Light rain showers to turn into heavy rain, snow this evening

    Light rain showers to turn into heavy rain, snow this evening

    On Sunday evening, as the system moves east, it will pick up a southern component and bring rain and snow to the East Coast. Today: Mostly Sunny, Warm, Windy. - Snow accumulations of 1-2 inches are likely, but 3 inches can not be ruled out.
    Celebs dressed up like Kim Kardashian to promote Kanye's fashion line

    Celebs dressed up like Kim Kardashian to promote Kanye's fashion line

    Williams probably hasn't eaten all week simply because she has gorged herself by feasting on the easy targets the Kardashians are. I know the average attention span has decreased dramatically over the years, but surely we can recognize a trend when we see one.


Popular

Pizza Becomes Healthier Breakfast than Cereals.!!
But she says if you keep the serving of pizza reasonable-one slice- then you're setting yourself up to feel full without overdoing it.

How Can McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Drive The Next Leg Of Growth?
The Company's restaurants serve a locally relevant menu of food and drinks sold at various price points in over 100 countries. The company has a market capitalization of $141,715.69, a P/E ratio of 24.77, a P/E/G ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.67.

Former Arizona State star James Harden scores 60 in triple-double performance
Harden scored 60 points yes, but he added 11 assists and 10 rebounds tallying his third triple-double of the year. Harden responded by scoring a mind-boggling 52 percent of his team's total points in the win.

Obasanjo officially join Coalition for Nigeria movement
He also weighed in on ex-president Obasanjo's letter to Buhari, adding that Obasanjo was not in any position to give advice. He said the country was not going to get better except Nigerians come together to change the narrative and the situation.

SpaceX Rocket Survives a Harsh Landing in the Atlantic Ocean
The company has achieved that goal by recovering and reusing a handful of its Falcon 9 rockets . The Falcon 9 is now used to hoist satellites and supplies to the International Space Station.

A thank you to Alex Smith
ESPN reported up to six teams were involved in discussions with the Chiefs in trading for Smith . Washington is unlikely to be among the teams looking to move up for a quarterback now.

Union Budget 2018: Govt allocates Rs 1014.09 crore for Northeast aviation infrastructure
However, PM Modi has also assured that his government will take decisions to fulfil their needs and aspirations in Union Budget . Ltd. and declared that all stations with over 25,000 footfall per day would be provided with escalators.

Carlisle store among 42 being closed by Bon-Ton
Boston Store at Regency Mall will not be included in the next round of retail store closures by parent company Bon-Ton Stores. Griffith on Wednesday called the closing "unfortunate" because the store had been a mainstay at the mall for so long.

Agent reveals club secret over failed Daley Blind deal
However, for Blind, whose contract runs out next summer, time appears to be up, although a transfer to Roma appears to be hard . He was an immediate hit for United, with his intelligent play seeing him establish himself in a defensive midfield role.

57 athletes to represent Kazakhstan in 2018 Winter Olympics
President Thomas Bach arrived in South Korea on Tuesday to inspect preparations the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics. They won't skate as a group until they land in Pyeongchang, practicing together all of four days before games begin.