Head of state Kim Jong-un did not appear at the games, but his sister Kim Yo-jong became the first member of that family to step foot in South Korea in almost 70 years. Her rare, amicable public appearances with South Korean leadership led to even rarer positive media attention for the North. … [Read more...] about Kim Jong-Un Impersonator Meets North Korean Cheerleaders At Olympics
"Today is truly a dark day for all of us who knew and loved this young figure skater and were inspired by his talent and creativity," Kazakhstan Olympic Committee president Timur Kulibayev said in a statement. "Throughout his sporting career, Denis set an example with his motivation, strength of spirit and his champion's personality." … [Read more...] about Olympic Figure Skating Medalist Denis Ten Killed in Kazakhstan
The U.S. has won two early medals at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, tying them with the Czech Republic for fifth place in the medal standings in Day 3. Team USA has one gold medal and one silver, trailing countries Norway (8), the Netherlands (5), Germany (4) and Canada (4) in the overall medal count. … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics 2018 Medal Count: How Many Medals Has Team USA Won In Pyeongchang?
Environmentalists and local officials are embroiled in an ongoing dispute over the alpine skiing venue in Jeongseon, built on a 101-hectare piece of land formerly owned by the Korea Forest Service. Despite footing just a quarter of the bill for the area’s reconstruction, locals want to keep the facility and use it to boost the local economy. The Korea Forest Service claims that they allowed the reconstruction on the premise that the land would be returned afterward, a position backed by environmentalist campaigners. … [Read more...] about PyeongChang Winter Olympics Leave South Korea with Massive Debt
"Kim Jong Un has agreed to allow Nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of international experts. In the meantime there will be no Rocket or Nuclear testing. Hero remains to continue being," he tweeted. … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Un-Moon Jae-In Summit: North Korea Denuclearization, 2032 Olympics, Other Highlights