North Korea to go to South Korea's Olympics after talks

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North and South Korea Engage

- thediplomat.com
09 Jan 2018
Kim Jong-un mentioned North Korea's intent to participate in the PyeongChang Olympic Games in his New Year's Address on January 1, prompting communication between North and South Korea via the Panmunjom hotline January 3-4 on four separate occasions. On January 5, North Korea sent a telegram to accept South Korea's request to hold high-level talks at the Peace House in ...

North and South Korea agree to talk with goal to 'relieve military tensions

09 Jan 2018
"I am seriously worried about South Korea's future," Seoul resident and businesswoman Eun-Young Kim, 51, told ABC News. "Looking at the North-South talks that have been organized so abruptly after Kim Jong Un's decision, South Korea seems to be in the palm of North Korea's hands."
- abcnews.go.com

North Korea to go to South Korea's Olympics after talks

- macon.com
09 Jan 2018
People watch a TV screen showing South and North Korea, left, meeting, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Senior officials from North and South Korea began the rivals' first formal talks in about two years Tuesday to discuss how to cooperate in next month's Winter Olympics in the South and how to improve their long-strained ties. The ...

North and South Korea reach Olympic deal

09 Jan 2018
January 9, 2018, 7:03 AM| The first direct talks between North and South Korea in more than two years appear to be paying off. Diplomats from both sides announced that North Korea will send athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month. The military hotline that connects the countries will reopen for normal communications Wednesday. Ben Tracy reports from Seoul.
- cbsnews.com

North Korea hopes to achieve ?precious results? in inter Ri North Korea

- route.overnewser.com
09 Jan 2018
North Korea has proposed sending a delegation of officials, athletes, and cultural ambassadors to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics next month, South Korea's vice unification minister Chun Hae-sung said on Tuesday. The group will include performance artists, a taekwondo demonstration team, and "high-level" delegation from the North Korean government, among others. The ...

Level officials, athletes, cheering squad to Winter Olympics, East Asia News & Top Stories

09 Jan 2018
North Korea's chief delegate Ri Son Gwon opened the talks by throwing a curveball: He suggested that the talks be open to reporters. That way, he said, the people in both Koreas would be able to witness the North's sincerity about improving ties. But, wary of North Korea's mastery of propaganda, Unification Minister Cho Myong Gyon agreed only to open parts of the talks to ...
- straitstimes.com

North Korea tells South it will not discuss nuclear arms in future talks o The Foreign Desk

- foreigndesknews.com
09 Jan 2018
On Tuesday, China's Foreign Ministry said it was happy to see talks between North and South Korea and welcomed all positive steps. Russia echoed the sentiment, with a Kremlin spokesman saying: "This is exactly the kind of dialogue that we said was necessary."

North Korea to send team to Winter Games, South to consider easing bans after talks

09 Jan 2018
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if needed.
- yahoo.com

Olympics on the agenda as North and South Korea hold rare talks

- nbcnews.com
09 Jan 2018
"Seoul would want to focus on the logistics of North Korea's participation in the Olympics, because the North's participation is a critical moment for South Korea," said Duyeon Kim, a visiting senior research fellow at the Korean Peninsula Future Forum, a think tank in Seoul.

North, South Korea talk as Winter Olympics help break ice

09 Jan 2018
In talks held at the border village of Panmunjom, North Korean negotiators quickly accepted South Korea's request for participation at the games, according to South Korean news reports. In addition to the athletes, the North will send a cheering squad and a performance-art troupe.
- smh.com.au

N Korea offers to attend Olympics in talks with South

- thecitizen.co.tz
09 Jan 2018
Seoul, South Korea / AFP/. North Korea offered to send athletes and a high-level delegation to the forthcoming Winter Olympics in the South on Tuesday as the rivals held their first official talks in more than two years after months of tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

Korean talks lead to dialogue on denuclearization

09 Jan 2018
In an interview with CNBC in Shanghai, the South Korean said he was "encouraged" by the high-level talks that are to take place in the border truce village of Panmunjom Tuesday. The meeting will focus on arranging North Koreans' participation in next month's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But Seoul also hopes it will help lower tensions over Pyongyang's ...
- english.yonhapnews.co.kr

North Korea, South Korea hold official talks

- radio.gov.pk
09 Jan 2018
"Today we'll engage in talks to discuss North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Paralympics as well as the improvement of inter-Korean relations," Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, who is heading the South's delegation, told reporters on his way to the talks.

North Korea, South Korea agree to hold military talks Times of India

09 Jan 2018
"This is not a matter between North and South Korea, and to bring up this issue would cause negative consequences and risks turning all of today's good achievement into nothing," Ri, chairman of the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, warned in closing remarks.
- timesofindia.indiatimes.com

North And South Korea Reach Breakthroughs

- npr.org
09 Jan 2018
"The South Koreans are extremely interested in making sure they go off without a hitch," says Ian Bremmer, who heads risk consultancy the Eurasia Group. "If you're North Korea, you recognize you really have South Korea over a barrel here, because they really want not to have escalation vis-a-vis North Korea and the United States."

North Korea to join Olympics in South Korea as tensions ease

09 Jan 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday expressed hope for some progress from the talks and said he was open to talking with Kim himself. But U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley later said the U.S. administration isn't changing its conditions regarding talks with North Korea, saying Kim first needs to stop weapons testing for a "significant amount of time."
- abc7.com

North Korea agrees to send officials, athletes to Winter Olympics in South

- theiranproject.com
09 Jan 2018
Shortly after the talks began, media reports quoted South Korea's vice unification minister, Chun Hae-sung, as saying that Pyongyang had said it would allow South Korean athletes, a cheering squad, and high-ranking officials to attend the upcoming Winter Olympics.

North Korea says it will not discuss nuclear arms in talks with South

09 Jan 2018
Earlier on Tuesday, Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily so North Koreans could visit South Korea for the Winter Olympics. North Korea said its delegation would include athletes, high-ranking officials, a cheering squad, art performers, reporters and spectators.
- hindustantimes.com

S Korea hopes Olympics talks with North will jumpstart broader process

- stripes.com
09 Jan 2018
Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, who will lead a five-member government delegation to the talks on Tuesday, said South Korea also will seek to discuss ways to ease military tensions and reunite families that were left divided after the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

North Korea Agrees Sending Athletes To South For Winter Olympics

09 Jan 2018
The Seoul Olympics was planned to co-host but it failed and the North tried to disrupt the Games too. A bomb was planted on a Korean Air passenger plane in 1987, claims South Korea citing it was aimed at sabotaging the 1988 Olympics. There were 115 people on board and all of them were killed in the terrorist attack.
- emag.co.uk
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