Kim Jong Un’s Sister Heads Home After Whirlwind S. Korea Visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister headed home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South aimed at ending seven decades of hostility.

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Joint Korean Women’s Hockey Team Loses Opener 8-0

Feb. 10 (UPI) — GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 10 — Perhaps no other athletes or team received as much time in the spotlight on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as the joint Korean women’s hockey team.

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Pence: U.S. Will Impose New Sanctions on North Korea Before Winter Olympics End

Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that the United States will “soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever.” U.S. officials said those sanctions would be imposed before the end of the Winter Olympics, which means Pence will quite possibly be in Pyeongchang, South Korea when they go into effect.

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South Korea Denies North Korea ‘Hijacked’ the Winter Olympics

Despite the diplomatic “thaw” that made North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics possible and a general media atmosphere of excitement around Pyongyang’s relative openness after years of defiant isolation, South Korean officials say North Korea has not responded to their call for military talks.

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