US, South Korea, Look to Diplomacy to Tame Kim Jong Un

Lee Sang-ho eyes Korea's 1st Olympic medal on snow

"The Russian port of Nakhodka has become a transport hub for coal from North Korea", said a source of European intelligence, wishing to be anonymous for diplomatically sensitive information. The South Korean skiers, however, will not be athletes competing at the Olympics.

The allegations were supported by sources in a Western shipping company and the US national security apparatus, both of whom said North Korean coal was-and is-flowing through Russian ports.

The regime of North Korea's Kim Jong-un remains a danger to the world, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said yesterday in Honolulu, while emphasizing diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.

Fox News adds that one of the sources said North Korea's participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics, set to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is reportedly "a scheme to refill [Kim's] coffers".

Centre responsible for Mahadayi dispute: Kharge
They are questioning the whole idea behind a state-wide bandh when the affected areas are only in the north of the state. The river in Goa, where it is known as Mandovi, flows for 52 kilometres.

On whether K-pop artists would join the event, the official only said they are considering showcasing South Korean "contemporary music".

However frustrating Pyongyang's success in breaking United Nations sanctions is to the United States and its allies, this is no time for a punitive response under President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" policy to counter the North's nuclear defiance.

This photo, provided by South Korea's unification ministry on January 26, 2018, shows Masikryong Ski Resort in North Korea.

"If it is led by an official capable of delivering a message from Kim Jong-un, the visit could provide the opportunity for denuclearization talks that go beyond dialogue to improve inter-Korean relations".

Canada falls out of Cup contention with three losses at sevens series
Canada earned its place in the tournament's final four with a 28-12 victory over France earlier Saturday in the quarterfinals. Join us here on The Roar - we'll bring you rolling live coverage with the result of every game, starting from 9:44am AEDT.

Russian Federation and China, both critical votes on the U.N. Security Council that backed the sanctions, stand accused of helping North Korea smuggle shipments out, with President Trump telling Reuters that Russian Federation was violating sanctions and the US filing a report with the U.N. accusing Chinese ships of aiding the North Korean regime.

The South Koreans have since said that Trump has both denied reports that a limited strike was being considered and insisted that there would be no such action while North-South talks, the first for over two years, are ongoing.

The North has shown rapid progress toward its goal of developing a nuclear weapon that could reach the USA mainland. South Korean military officials also have said the drills would resume but it's too soon to disclose the exact date and size.

Roughly 600 people from the South and North will sit in on the event, which will be the first inter-Korean cultural exchange in more than two years.

Senate confirms Azar as HHS secretary
Several of the Democrats who voted against Azar cited how Eli Lilly increased drug prices while he ran their US division. "On Mr. Carper said he remains concerned about Azar's perspectives on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

Related News:

Most liked

Philippines warns of volcanic mudflows from heavy rains
Between 6:26 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. last Friday, three episodes of sporadic lava fountaining were observed lasting 24 to 40 minutes. Sixty-nine temporary shelters are overcrowded.

Fourth-round flop: Troubling FA Cup trend continues for Liverpool under Klopp
The VAR was called into action again shortly afterwards, awarding Liverpool a penalty for a foul from Jake Livermore on Salah. Roberto Firmino opened the scoring and was abruptly cancelled out by a stinging Jay Rodriguez sucker-punch.

Super Blue Blood Moon This Wednesday the 31st
The super blue moon will pass through Earth's shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse . I suppose you could call a full moon furthest away a minimoon or a micromoon, but that doesn't have much pizzazz.

The Dutch apparently have proof of Russian group's involvement in DNC hack
Their camera access was said to add to evidence that the hacks from the group were backed by Russia's Foreign Intelligence Agency. Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur said that the Dutch spies used their access to help oust Cozy Bear from U.S.

Syrian govt, opposition agree on cease-fire in rebel-held Damascus
The cease-fire ended a two-month escalation between government forces and rebels in the Eastern Ghouta region. A ninth round of UN-sponsored peace talks ended in Vienna on Friday without result.

European Central Bank keeps policy unchanged, faces questions over euro surge
One risk, however, is that other countries might retaliate by taking measures that lower their currency. Its rate of minus 0.4 percent on deposits it takes from commercial banks was also unchanged.

Donald Trump apologises for re-tweeting Britain First
So did Trump actually apologize? When you do your own tweeting, or you do your own social media, it's fine. The full interview will be broadcast Sunday, January 28.

'Rusty' Woods off to even-par start in latest comeback bid
Worst drive of the day, sliced way right into the gallery - so far right it misses the bunker and nearly ends up on the cart path. Phil Mickelson, also of Rancho Santa Fe, starts Friday at 10:40 a.m. on the South Course after carding a 70 on the North Course .

US Rep. Kennedy to deliver Democratic response to Trump's SOTU
Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., will deliver the English-language response to Trump's speech next week, according to Democratic leaders. Kennedy took office in 2013 and represents the 4th congressional district in MA when he replaced Barney Frank.

Governor Bevin; children are too desensitized to gun violence
Shook also said that past year the boy threw a pair of scissors at her friend and later threw a computer against a wall in anger. She added that her daughter was "just so kindhearted and the most fantastic kid anybody could ever ask for".

Babies R Us in Millbury on list of closings
Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said in a letter Wednesday that tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us. Johnson also blamed a weak marketing campaign and email promotions that didn't create a sense of urgency.

Grumpy Cat Wins $710000 Payout in Copyright Lawsuit
The Post reports that the company earned between $1 million and $100 million during the first few years after its creation. Grumpy's lawyer, David Jonelis, told CourtHouse News that Monday night's verdict was "a complete victory".

Forget pink, David Davis just rubbed out the government's negotiating red lines
Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg plans to say in a speech Thursday that Britain must not be "timid and cowering" as it negotiates its exit.

Anti-Muslim German party member Arthur Wagner converts to Islam
Suddenly far-right officials stress in public religion is very much a "private matter". But he insisted that the AfD had not pressured him to leave its ranks.

Nintendo eShop adds Celeste on Switch, Pokémon Crystal on 3DS
Asked to explain their positions on VR, one respondent wrote, "it might not seem like it's going far fast, but it's steady". In another interesting tidbit, only 1 in 10 devs said they were working on a game that includes paid loot boxes .