2018 Winter Olympics

Japan Lodges Formal Protest Against Mango Mousse at Moon-Kim Summit

The government of Japan lodged a formal protest on Wednesday against the mango mousse tarts to be served at Friday’s summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The Japanese do not appear to have a problem with mango mousse per se; their complaint is that the tasty treats are decorated with a map of the Korean Peninsula that includes a contested island claimed by Japan.

A blue unified flag of the Koreas that includes Takeshima sits atop the mango mousse to be served at the dinner reception after the Korean summit scheduled for April 27. (Provided by the South Korean Office of the President)

Ivanka Trump Watches USA’s Mack Win Snowboarding Silver

Feb. 24 (UPI) — Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior advisor, and South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook watched a snowboarding competition together at the ongoing PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Saturday, a presidential aide here said.

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UPI Matthew Healey

North Korea to Send Official Allegedly Responsible for Bombing South Korean Ship to Olympics

North Korea’s Olympic “charm offensive” came to an end on Thursday as officials announced Pyongyang’s delegation to the closing ceremony would include Kim Yong-chol, who is currently vice chairman of the Workers’ Party Central Committee but formerly chief of the North Korean military intelligence agency blamed for the 2010 torpedo attack on the South Korean corvette Cheonan.

North Korea's chief delegate Kim Yong-Chol (C) walks by South Korean soldiers after the inter-Korean general talks at the south side of the truce village of Panmunjom, in the Demilitarized Zone, 14 December 2007. High-level military talks between North and South Korea ended without agreement on a proposed joint fishing …

Rippon Changes Mind and Declines NBC Job

Adam Rippon, frequent critic of Vice President Pence and one of the first two openly gay U.S. athletes in Winter Olympics history, has decided to turn down an offer to do television for NBC.

GTY Chris Graythen

Russians Blank USA in Intense Olympic Hockey Showdown

Gangneung (South Korea) (AFP) – Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored two goals and the Olympic Athletes from Russia blanked arch-rival United States 4-0 in an electric atmosphere on Saturday at the Winter Olympic men’s hockey tournament.

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AFP Ed Jones