South Korea asks North to clarify canceled go to

Pyeongchang sits about the same distance from the border of North Korea and the capital of South Korea Seoul

The nations have also agreed to form a joint North and South Korean women's ice hockey team, and North Korea plans to send its 230-member strong "cheer squad" to support its athletes.

The unified team will compete as Korea and be represented by the Korean unification flag.

South Korea had hoped that the Games which begin in Pyeongchang on February 9 could help ease the crisis on the peninsula that surged to new heights in recent months over the North's nuclear and missile and programme.

"North Korea was all about firing missiles previous year, but suddenly they want to come to the South for the Olympics?" The IOC meeting addressed the number of athletes and officials from North Korea who would attend, as well as make broader decisions on the format of their participation and matters related to protocol such as the flag, anthem, ceremonies and uniforms.

IOC president Thomas Bach gave that approval Saturday, following closed-door talks with the leaders of the Olympic committees from both Koreas, Pyeongchang 2018 organisers, and senior government officials from the two countries.


Appearing live on South Korean television on Sunday, Hyon Song Wol didn't speak as she walked past reporters, onlookers and a barrage of photographers before boarding an express train in Seoul for the eastern city of Gangneung, where her art troupe is to perform during the Pyeongchang Olympics.

"Today marks the milestone on a long journey", said International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach in a prepared declaration. Retired Army colonel Dave Maxwell, who served in the Korean War and now works with a non-profit Korean educational and research group, has cautioned that proficiency in tunnel operations would thus be an essential part of military conflict with North Korea.

The US has stressed it will not only apply pressure economically and diplomatically, but is also ready to issue military threats in a bid to force North Korea to disarm. When asked if she remembers any impressive North Korean player, she simply said, "No". Not only have the 22 DPRK athletes missed the October 30 deadline to register, but the head of the South Korean women's hockey team says that such a late addition of team members could prove a disadvantage to the team's chemistry.

Evidence on North Korean state propaganda networks indicates that Kim is attempting to use the Olympics to convince North Koreans that a unified Korean under the Kim dynasty is imminent.

South Korea's Ministry of Unification on Saturday requested an explanation on Saturday, and informed the North that Seoul intends to follow the plans agreed to in the high-level talks.

Related News:

  • Doctors say deadly flu season hasn't peaked yet

    Doctors say deadly flu season hasn't peaked yet

    Ken Hempstead with Kaiser Permanente. "We're not talking about a gastrointestinal bug that causes diarrhea and vomiting". Oh, and wash your hands often. "It's the old standbys", Drahota said. "There's a lot of elderly people that go to Mass".
    Neighbors grapple with reports of child torture

    Neighbors grapple with reports of child torture

    According to CBS , their 29-year-old sibling weighed just 82 pounds, and a 12 year old weighed as much as an average 7 year old. The children, whose ages ranged from two to 29 years, were found shackled to furniture and surrounded by human feces and urine.
    Turkey begins aerial offensive in opposition to Kurdish-held enclave in Syria

    Turkey begins aerial offensive in opposition to Kurdish-held enclave in Syria

    The U.S. military said in a statement emailed to journalists that the force would be "internally focused". We will also take steps in the east of the Euphrates, as well as Manbij, against threats towards us.
  • Royal National Park to remain closed after blaze ravages bushland

    Royal National Park to remain closed after blaze ravages bushland

    Total fire bans have been declared for the Southern Ranges, Central Ranges, Greater Hunter and North Western regions on Sunday. More than 100 firefighters battled the blaze on Saturday evening, supported by water bombers and aircraft.
    Trump doctor says he did well on cognitive exam

    Trump doctor says he did well on cognitive exam

    Jackson said he wasn't anxious about the fact that Trump only reportedly sleeps four to five hours a night. Jackson accused doctors who have tried to diagnose Trump from afar of performing "tabloid psychiatry ".
    U.S.  government shuts down after senators reject short-term spending bill

    U.S. government shuts down after senators reject short-term spending bill

    Trump said the shutdown showed the need to win more Republican seats in 2018 congressional elections. Despite tough words from some House Republicans, others were providing conflicting messages.
  • Trump to mark first anniversary of inauguration with glitzy gala

    Trump to mark first anniversary of inauguration with glitzy gala

    He had to bail on his own party at his Palm Beach resort, where Republicans gathered to commemorate the inaugural anniversary. Donors paid $100,000 a couple for tickets -- or $250,000 a couple to participate in a roundtable with Trump.
    Dr. Ronny Jackson's glowing bill of health for Trump

    Dr. Ronny Jackson's glowing bill of health for Trump

    Trump has experienced several recent episodes in which he appeared to slur his words, adding to concerns about his health. Assurances from the White House doctor haven't put to bed concern that Donald Trump might not be mentally fit for office.
    Donald Trump's approval score sinks to 39 pc, one other low: Ballot

    Donald Trump's approval score sinks to 39 pc, one other low: Ballot

    According to the poll, 53 percent of men surveyed said they think the president is stable, while 40 percent said that he is not. In regard to Republicans in Congress, 61 percent of respondents disapproved of their job performance and 28 percent do.
  • Footage shows deadly hotel blaze in Prague

    Footage shows deadly hotel blaze in Prague

    The exact cause of the fire, at the Eurostars David hotel near the Czech capital's National Theatre, was yet to be established. Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people and injured dozens.
    Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

    Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

    Trump was 70 when he took office, making him the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office. Trump had responded by referring to himself as a "stable genius", and requested the cognitive exam.
    White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve

    White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve

    Jackson said the spurs haven't been bothering Trump, so he didn't examine the president for them, in the interests of time . Last week, Trump , 71, underwent a thorough catalog of physical exams which longtime White House physician, Dr.


Most liked

Kings' Dustin Brown fined for hit on Justin Schultz but not suspended
John Gibson will get the start in net for the Ducks after leading Anaheim to a 4-2 win over the Kings on Saturday. Malkin was fined $5,000 for spearing after delivering a low blow to Brown with his stick in the first period.

Offer rejected as Dortmund confirm first Arsenal bid for Aubameyang
The Gabon worldwide has spent five years at Borussia Dortmund and has turned into one of the best strikers in world football. It is understood that Arsenal are set to give Aubameyang a way out of Signal Iduna Park by offering £53million for him.

Mourinho satisfied as Man Utd win at Burnley; hails matchwinner Martial
He also had a penalty shout when his header was blocked by Chris Smalling - but Mike Dean waved play on. Man Utd couldn't take all three points from Burnley in their last meeting as the game was ended at 2-2.

AAP MLAs disqualified from Delhi assembly, President gives approval
While the disqualification of its MLAs does put the AAP government in a tough spot, it is not under immediate threat. President's consent means that the strength of the AAP in the 70 member Delhi assembly would be down to 46.

Kyle Edmund battles past Andreas Seppi into last eight
Instead it galvanised the Briton, who broke straight back with a forehand victor and began to assume control. When Seppi broke in the third game of the second set, it seemed like Edmund might just drift away.

Dolores O'Riordan: Funeral organized for subsequent week
The coroner overseeing the case, Shirley Radcliffe, noted that hearing will resume on April 3, the date for a full inquest. THOUSANDS of mourners are expected to pay their respects to singer Dolores O'Riordan today.

Arsenal now facing attacker crisis against Crystal Palace
They cut the gap on Tottenham in fifth place to two points before Spurs visit Southampton on Sunday, while Palace drop to 13th. The Gunners went on a 22-minute rampage in the first half, scoring all their four goals against the Eagles within that period.

Toronto in running for new Amazon headquarters
Heard, however, said while Amazon would take a big chunk of the talent, their presence would also make the talent pool larger. Mesilla Valley's Lopez said it's hard for companies to understand the opportunities of this tri-state, two-country region.

Paul scores 33 as Rockets snap Warriors' road win streak
Whatever frustration the Warriors were experiencing in the closing minutes evaporated once the final buzzer sounded. Durant is impressed with this new Rockets squad.

All eyes on Apple after announcing 2nd headquarters plans
But Wednesday's announcement was clearly created to be a show of faith in the U.S. - Apple's most lucrative market. The plan, however, did not result in many new jobs or investment and instead mostly benefited shareholders, .

2 bombs found near Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, NIA begins probe
It may be recalled that in 2013, Bodhgaya had been rocked by a series of explosions in which five persons were injured. Rai picked the bag up and found it extremely heavy, said a senior officer in Gaya.

Protestors flock in droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches
A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment on the marches. In Dallas, aerial footage showed large crowds. Great energy, conviction and compassion.

Australian Open: Djokovic downplays injury as he powers on
Despite a battling display from Struff, 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer came out on top by a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 scoreline. It's maybe not paying off at the slam level, but just stay calm, don't dig yourself in a hole'.

Oklahoma State spoils Trae Young's career day by stealing an overtime victory
OSU appeared on their way to a rout, taking a 19-point lead on the Sooners in the first half, and leading 42-30 at halftime. Maria Castro made all three of her 3-pointers for nine points as the Cowgirls were 10 of 18 from distance.

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (HALO), Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SGYP)
Brown Advisory has 189,536 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 8,785 are held by California Public Employees Retirement Systems. It dropped, as 14 investors sold HALO shares while 44 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes.