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  • Ivanka Trump to meet South Korean minister in light of Tillerson firing

    03/18/2018 4:08:26 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/18/18 | Christina Gregg
    Senior White House adviser and first family member Ivanka Trump is scheduled to meet South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha when she visits the U.S. following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's abrupt Trump administration ouster. The personnel changes for this meeting come after Ivanka Trump attended the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games in February. Kang Kyung-wha and President Trump's eldest daughter were photographed together at the games while observing the competition and snapping photos with athletes.
  • North Korean foreign minister to visit Sweden on Thursday

    03/15/2018 2:57:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 March 2018 12:43am | Niklas Pollard, Johan Sennero and Daniel Dickson
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will begin a rare two-day visit on Thursday to Sweden, which represents the United States diplomatically in the isolated country, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said. {snip} In its statement, it noted that the U.N. Security Council had unanimously condemned North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs and demanded the “complete, verifiable and irrevocable elimination of these programs”.
  • Meet the Press Panel Freaks: Incompetent Trump Handing NoKo a Victory

    03/11/2018 6:49:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    When it was first announced last Thursday that President Trump was to personally meet with North Korea Dictator Kim Jong-un for negotiations, the media’s response varied from optimistic to seething anger. But with some time, it appears as though their consensus is now to denounce the idea as was blatantly obvious on Sunday’s Meet the Press. The entire panel up in arms and fretting that Trump was either going to hand North Korea a victory or blow a gasket at the meeting and start a war. Moderator Chuck Todd, still bitter because Trump called him a “sleeping son of a...
  • Maddow Seethes Over Trump Leading Possible Peace Talks With North Korea

    03/09/2018 5:49:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | March 9, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    President Trump shocked the world Thursday night when it was announced that he planned to sit down with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in the coming months. The political world was so overwhelmed by the news that even the journalists at CNN were more or less optimistic. Yet over at MSNBC, host Rachel Maddow was anything but enthused by the idea as she spewed skepticism and threw shade at the commander-in-chief for excepting North Korea’s offer. Towards the beginning of her bitter rant, Maddow seemed to question the President’s intelligence and/or knowledge of history for taking the meeting: You might...
  • Trump agrees to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, South Korea says

    03/08/2018 4:45:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 237 replies
    ABC and GMA via Yahoo ^ | March 8th, 2018 | JONATHAN KARL and JORDYN PHELPS,
    President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by this May, South Korea's national adviser announced at the White House Thursday evening. He had briefed the president on a message from Kim earlier in the day. The South Korean envoy said that in his recent talks with Kim, the North Korean leader had expressed an eagerness to meet with Trump as soon as possible. He said that Kim had said he was committed to denuclearization, suspending more missile tests, and had agreed that U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises the North objects to must continue....
  • North Korea makes 'agreement' with South Korea after historic meeting: KCNA

    03/05/2018 11:34:28 PM PST · by Steven W. · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | Christine Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his “firm will to vigorously advance” inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets members of the special delegation of South Korea's President in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 6, 2018. A 10-member South Korean delegation led by National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong traveled to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, on Monday in hopes of encouraging...
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • Indonesia joins China and South Korea on US trade hit list

    02/22/2018 6:19:31 PM PST · by cba123 · 4 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | February 23, 2018 | SIMON ROUGHNEEN
    JAKARTA -- Indonesia is the latest Asian country to face American trade curbs after the U.S. Department of Commerce said it planned to slap anti-dumping duties of 92.52% to 276.65% on biodiesel imports from the archipelago. Argentina, another biodiesel producer, was also targeted by the Feb. 21 announcement, after U.S. businesses complained that they were being undercut by unfairly subsidized fuel from both countries. The commerce department said that exporters from Argentina and Indonesia respectively sold biodiesel in the U.S. at 60.44% to 86.41% and 92.52% to 276.65% below what it deems fair value. (please see full article at the...
  • Why Are U.S. Troops Still In Korea?

    02/12/2018 2:57:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 3,2011 | Doug Bandow
    There are many reasons why the U.S. government is in the red. One of the most important is because Washington insists on defending so many of its prosperous and populous allies around the world. They are the international version of Ronald Reagan's famed "welfare queens." This year Uncle Sam is spending $3.8 trillion. Upward of $1.65 trillion of that will be borrowed, an incredible 40% or more. About $700 billion is going to the military, twice as much in real terms as just a decade ago. [SNIP] In the early years the ROK would not have survived without American military...
  • Mike Pence: We’re Ready To Talk To North Korea — If …

    02/12/2018 11:31:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/12/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Other than a disturbing demonstration of the American media’s willingness to amplify Stalinist propaganda, was anything of significance achieved regarding the Korean Peninsula crisis in Pyeongchang? Both the American and North Korean official delegations have left the Pyeongchang Olympics, with Vice President Mike Pence telling Washington Post analyst Josh Rogin that he has warned South Korean president Moon Jae-in against the mistakes of the past. The US will participate in direct negotiations with North Korea, Pence says, but the sanctions will remain in place until the Kim regime offers concrete concessions of their own: Vice President Pence, in an...
  • North Korean Propaganda: US Media Outlets Swoon for Kim Yo Jong

    02/11/2018 5:16:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | February 11, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The 2018 Winter Olympics were in full swing and Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and head of their Propaganda and Agitation Department, had bizarrely become a liberal media darling. Despite the fact her job entailed censorship and glorifying public executions, numerous outlets had touted her for “stealing the show,” winning “diplomatic gold,” being the “Ivanka Trump of North Korea,” and hyping the extremely creepy North Korean cheerleading corp. CNN, who has a history of climbing into bed with murderous regimes (Iraq and Saddam Hussein) to stay relevant, was one of the more notable...
  • Olympics viewership is down, even as NBC pays more for the rights to air it

    02/09/2018 12:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Vox Media ^ | Feb 9, 2018, | Rani Molla
    If recent trends continue, it’ll only get worse. ... NBC* paid $963 million for the rights to air the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, a 24 percent jump over the $775 million it paid for the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ... Viewership declines aren’t really surprising, as similar trends have unfolded across the TV landscape and viewers opt for on-demand and online entertainment alternatives. Even football and the Super Bowl — considered the last holdouts where advertisers could guarantee huge live audiences would be watching — are not immune.
  • What Japanese History Lessons Leave Out

    02/08/2018 12:25:05 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 59 replies
    BBC Magazine ^ | 2013 | Mariko Oi
    Japanese people often fail to understand why neighbouring countries harbour a grudge over events that happened in the 1930s and 40s. The reason, in many cases, is that they barely learned any 20th Century history. I myself only got a full picture when I left Japan and went to school in Australia. Former history teacher and scholar Tamaki Matsuoka holds Japan's education system responsible for a number of the country's foreign relations difficulties. "Our system has been creating young people who get annoyed by all the complaints that China and South Korea make about war atrocities because they are not...
  • Olympic Athlete Prayer Guide

    02/06/2018 10:09:28 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    Olympic Athlete Prayer Guide Thanks for creating ______ in the image of God. Send blessing and peace into his/her life. Make ______ a blessing to those he/she encounters and use his/her athletic skills to bring honor and glory to God. Help ______ to physically compete and perform to the maximum of his/her God-given abilities. May ______ exhibit the true Olympic spirit of competition by holding his/her opponents in high esteem both on and off the field/venue. Help ______ to be a strong role model in lifestyle, athletic preparation, performance, and post performance comments and attitudes. May ______ represent his/her country...
  • Mike Pence to contradict North Korean 'charade' at Winter Olympics in South Korea: Report

    02/04/2018 2:49:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/4/18 | Naomi Lim
    Vice President Mike Pence will work to undermine any North Korean attempt to normalize its regime at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, according to a report."The vice president will remind the world that everything the North Koreans do at the Olympics is a charade to cover up the fact that they are the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet," one of Pence's aides told Axios of Pence's role as leader of the White House's delegation to the sporting event. "We are seeing unprecedented level of international cooperation on the maximum pressure strategy targeting the...
  • Ambassador to Korea Candidate 'Victor Cha withdrawal not due to his objection to military options’

    02/03/2018 12:08:34 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | Ock Hyun-ju
    Washington’s decision to drop Victor Cha as its next US ambassador to South Korea was not due to his disagreement with the Trump administration’s consideration of a limited strike on North Korea, a diplomatic source said Friday. “As far as I know, the reason Victor Cha was withdrawn was not his differing views on North Korea policy,” the source said, asking to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter. “I believe there were many other factors. It is extremely difficult to give a detailed answer on what other factors were,” he said. He refused to discuss his source...
  • North Korean defector's journey from torture and starvation to Trump's state of the union

    01/31/2018 12:21:11 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 31, 2018 | Chris Graham
    Donald Trump used the harrowing story of a North Korean defector to highlight the brutality of Kim Jong-un's regime during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Ji Seong-ho, who was among the guests of honour for the president's speech to Congress, was hailed as "an inspiration to us all" and received a standing ovation from the lawmakers. The president described how Mr Ji was a "starving boy in North Korea" 22 years ago when he tried to steal coal from a train to barter for food. "In the process, he passed out on the train tracks, exhausted...
  • Japan raises concern over U.S. Sec of State Rex Tillerson’s comment on "Comfort Women"

    01/30/2018 2:24:34 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 57 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Jan 28, 2018
    Japan has conveyed its concern to the U.S. government that a statement made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could contradict an agreement with South Korea over the “comfort women,” sources close to the matter said. “It’s one that only they can resolve,” Tillerson told reporters this month after a 20-nation ministerial meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. “And we know that there’s more that needs to be done,” he said, referring to the issue of the Korean girls and women who were forced into Japan’s military brothels before and during the war. Tokyo has told Washington that Tillerson’s words could...
  • Hospital fire breaks out in South Korea, kills more than 30

    01/25/2018 8:20:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    cbs ^ | January 25, 2018, 9:38 PM
    The fire at Sejong Hospital in the city of Miryang killed 31 people and injured 81, 14 of them in critical condition, the state-run National Fire Agency said. Agency officials said the death toll could increase. Details of the fire including its cause were unknown. But local Miryang fire officials said they put out the blaze at 10:26 a.m., nearly three hours after it started at the first-floor emergency room of the hospital. A National Fire Agency official said many of the deaths were confirmed after the victims were taken to nearby hospitals while being put on artificial ventilators. But...
  • Trump Angers China/South Korea With New Trade Tariffs

    01/23/2018 1:52:29 PM PST · by jdsteel · 32 replies
    AFP ^ | 01.23.18 | jdsteel
    President Donald Trump has approved steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers, triggering an outcry in China and South Korea and even protests at home. Seoul said Tuesday it planned to take the issue to the World Trade Organization while Beijing expressed "strong dissatisfaction". "Together with other WTO members, China will resolutely defend its legitimate interests," its commerce ministry warned, without indicating any specific counteraction. At home in the US, the move was decried by the solar industry, which said the tariffs would create a "crisis" and cost thousands of US jobs and...