No Olympic truce for US, North Korea in Pyeongchang
Saturday, 10 February 2018 () PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Forget an Olympic truce. The rhetoric war between North Korea and the Trump administration hasn't skipped a beat in Pyeongchang. In its first reports about the games, North Korea's state-run media slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday for what it called "shameful" and "snobbish" behavior not in line with the spirit of the Olympics. Pence fired off a tweet calling the North's participation in the games a "propaganda charade" and saying the world must not "turn a blind eye to the oppression and threats of the Kim regime." Pence and the North Koreans have been an awkward presence at the games to say the least. ......
Seoul on Wednesday approved a $2.6 million budget to cover expenses for North Koreans visiting for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, officials said, after the... Deccan Herald - WorldAlso reported by •RTE.ie •New Zealand Herald