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Pence doesn’t stand for North Korea athletes during opening ceremonies

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A White House official said Vice President Mike Pence and the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un did not interact despite being seated just feet apart during the Olympic opening ceremony. Pence was seated between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  The dictator’s sister, Kim […]

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Pence: “Aggressive” new N. Korea sanctions coming “soon”

TOKYO — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the “toughest and most aggressive” economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics. Pence, who is set to lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies Friday, made the announcement in […]

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Nikki Haley says N. Korea regime will be “utterly destroyed” if war comes

UNITED NATIONS — After the launch this week of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and her counterparts from Japan and the Republic of Korea requested an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting. At the Council meeting late Wednesday, the United States set out a path forward, asking China to cut […]