North Korea Holds Military Parade, Shows Off Weapons Ahead Of Olympic Opening

09 February, 2018, 04:56 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • North Korea Holds Military Parade, Shows Off Weapons Ahead Of Olympic Opening

South Koreans wave unification flags as North Korea's Mangyongbong-92 ferry carrying North Korea's members of art troupe approaching to Mukho Port in Donghae, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

9 of 9 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in black, attends a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, on February 8, 2018.

North Korea will have 22 athletes competing at the Pyeongchang Games, but the total number of North Koreans crossing the border is more than 500.

She is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony on Friday before joining the lunch meeting.

One good sign is that Mr. Moon has persuaded key foreign officials to attend the Olympics opening ceremony and thus be in proximity in case diplomatic fairy dust creates an opportunity for interaction.

Veterans Are Divided On Response To Trump's Desire For Military Parade
Funds for a parade could drain resources that could have otherwise been allocated for the military's other needs. President Donald Trump has said that he wants a grand military parade to show support for the military.

But hopes for détente have been tempered by deep skepticism over the North's sudden overtures. Kim Jong Il died in 2011, bequeathing power to his third son, Kim Jong Un, who has rapidly accelerated the North's weapons programs.

Pence shied away from public criticism of Moon when they met Thursday evening, congratulating South Korea on hosting the games and pledging continued support in addressing the North's nuclear threat.

United Nations diplomats said the approval was expected as council members support the sports détente between North and South Korea.

But privately, officials said Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea. A potential escalation of sanctions could be the USA blacklisting Chinese banks accused of providing North Korea access to the worldwide financial system and facilitating sanctions evasion.

He has also been a vocal critic of any use of military force against North Korea, which is being considered as an option in the Trump administration.

Iran urges Turkey to respect intl. borders
Afrin, one of the few areas of Syria to know relative peace since 2011, has now been plunged into conflict in the last weeks. The United Nations has also said it is looking into reports of chemical attacks in the country.

President Moon Jae-in will receive a group of delegates from the communist north at an undisclosed location this week, his office said.

"There may be a possibility for any kind of an encounter with North Koreans, whether it be informal or whether it take the form of a meeting", he said.

"We are not going to use such a sports festival as the Winter Olympics as a political lever", the official reportedly said.

"We haven't requested a meeting with North Korea, but if I have any contact with them - in any context - over the next two days, my message will be the same as it was here today: North Korea needs to once and for all abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions", Pence said.

In a speech, Kim warned against "aggressors" who want to "ridicule our dignity and sovereignty". "The People's Army must keep in high alert and redouble its preparations for battle as the United States and its followers are making a fuss around the Korean Peninsula". Unlike the North´s last parade in April 2017 state television did not show the event live, instead airing it hours later.

Drake Films "God's Plan" Video With Students at Miami High School
When the shooting was done, Drake presented the campus with a check and promised to design uniforms himself for the school. However she was surprised when it was actually the rap star giving her a generous amount of money for her education.


  • Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Child In Jerusalem

    Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Child In Jerusalem

    Family and friends around the body of an Israeli man at his funeral in the West Bank settlement of Bracha, Israel , yesterday. Ariel called on the Israeli government to "impose full sovereignty" in the Palestinian territories.
    Maybe 2 more inches of snow tonight

    Maybe 2 more inches of snow tonight

    We'll be watching closely the next front that moves in Friday night and Saturday . In the Kansas City area, daytime snowfall could be less than 1 inch, after 4 p.m.
    U.S.  reviews nuclear arsenal in wake of Nokor threats

    U.S. reviews nuclear arsenal in wake of Nokor threats

    The Trump nuclear doctrine breaks with Obama's in ending his push to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in US defense policy. It is the first time since 2010 that the US military has enunciated how it foresees nuclear threats in the coming decades.
  • Salah: Why I Flopped At Mourinho's Chelsea

    "We talked at Chelsea when I first came back from the loan spell at Fiorentina", Salah told FourFourTwo magazine. Nagrig are my people, you know? "I didn't play for Chelsea when I was here three years ago".
    Taliban bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan's Swat Valley

    Taliban bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan's Swat Valley

    Prime Minister Abbasi said the war against terrorism will continue till the elimination of the last terrorist from Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, one of the deadliest against the military in recent years.
    Court Issues Suspended Sentence for Samsung Heir

    Court Issues Suspended Sentence for Samsung Heir

    Speaking in front of cameras in Seoul, Lee said his time behind bars had been a "really valuable" period of self-reflection. His absence hasn't impacted Samsung's business, which has posted a series of record financial returns over the past year.
  • Drake Supplies Miami Residents With $50000 Worth Of Groceries

    Drake Supplies Miami Residents With $50000 Worth Of Groceries

    Drake showed up to present her with the check after reading an essay she submitted to receive a scholarship a year ago . Obviously, I don't have the low-down on God's actual plan, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't involve Drake .
    5 county schools celebrate National Signing Day

    5 county schools celebrate National Signing Day

    Here's a pretty grim omen at the dawn of national signing day: USF's official football Twitter account now is suspended. Kirby Smart and Georgia ended the early signing period with the No. 1 class in the country.
    New features coming to PS4's operating system in big 5.50 update

    New features coming to PS4's operating system in big 5.50 update

    As requested, we're adding a function that will allow you to hide certain applications under the "Purchased" tab in the Library. Hold onto your seats because a new firmware update for the PS4 Pro is about to bring your older TVs back to life.
  • Kylie Jenner's Stormi Debut is the Most-Liked Instagram Post Ever

    Kylie Jenner's Stormi Debut is the Most-Liked Instagram Post Ever

    The 27-year-old beauty took to Instagram on Tuesday , just hours after Kylie's initial post , to reveal her "mood". Some fans were surprised Kylie had chosen " Webster " as the last name and not " Jenner ".
    Hotel COLLAPSES as huge 6.4 magnitude quake  strikes major city

    Hotel COLLAPSES as huge 6.4 magnitude quake strikes major city

    The island's worst tremor in recent decades was a 7.6- magnitude quake in September 1999 that killed around 2,400 people. Other buildings shifted on their foundations and rescuers used ladders, ropes and cranes to get residents to safety.
    Ronaldo vs Neymar - Breakdown of superstars

    Ronaldo vs Neymar - Breakdown of superstars

    Loren Moron had a dream debut for Betis as he scored both goals which gave his side a 2-1 win at home to Villarreal. Statistically speaking, Les Parisiens' No. 10 is shaping up nicely.


NKorea says it has 'no intention' to meet with Pence during Olympics
Kim appeared with his ex-cheerleader wife Ri Sol-ju alongside him as he watchesd the parade with North Korean dignitaries. Abe added that the allies would urge other countries not to be "captivated by the charm offensive of North Korea".

ANC Postpones Meeting With Zuma
Dube said therefore it would be impossible to go that route as this time even if a 50+1 is only required for it to pass. If the committee agrees to recall Mr Zuma, the BBC's Andrew Harding says, it would be very hard for him to resist.

ESPN Launching Its Own Streaming Service For $4.99 A Month
Following a 3% decline in its Media Networks business in Q4, Disney's Media Networks revenue was flat for Q1 at US$6.2 billion. Adjusted EPS does not include a $1.6 billion benefit related to recent changes in US tax law and certain other one-time items.

Activist Who Snatched Confederate Flag From White Protester Dies From Gun Wound
Local law enforcement was still investigating the circumstances of the shooting and had not identified a suspect. New Orleans police confirmed a Black Lives Matter activist was shot and killed this week in New Orleans .

Steve Bannon Appearance Before Robert Mueller, Postponed
They also expressed hope that special counsel Robert Mueller's work would continue without interference. Trey Gowdy of SC , says the committee extended the deadline on Bannon's subpoena until next Tuesday.

Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman replaces Dick Advocaat as Netherlands coach
He succeeds Dick Advocaat , who stepped down after the team's failure to reach this summer's finals in Russian Federation . Former Everton manager Koeman has been out of a job since he was dismissed by the Premier League club back in October .

Phoenix Open: Gary Woodland defeats Chez Reavie in play-off
Woodland was trending in the right direction after a T7 at the Sony Open in Hawaii and a T12 at the Farmers Insurance Open. He was driving to Austin Country Club for the second day of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play when he got the call.

Josh McDaniels Set to Be Named the Colts Next Head Coach
The Colts, mostly because of Luck, were able to maneuver and land McDaniels after he became a hot commodity again. Louis Rams offensive coordinator, which everyone has forgotten by now) back with the New England Patriots .

Man Wanted For Criminal Sexual Conduct With a Child
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, social media users began contacting authorities "regularly" to report the video Friday night. WSFA-TV reports that 44-year-old Germaine Moore turned himself into Millbrook Police around 2:30 a.m.

Todd Frazier, Mets Agree to 2-Year, $17M Contract
But he has stated he would be more comfortable at second base, which makes the signing of Frazier a sound choice. His addition will allow the Mets to move Asdrubal Cabrera to second base, where Cabrera is more comfortable.