U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stopped briefly in Alaska Monday evening, meeting with aerospace and missile defense leaders before briefly taking questions from local reporters and heading to the Winter Olympic Games.
Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, an American student who was jailed in North Korea and died a year ago after returning to the United States in a coma, will be Pence's designated special guest at the opening ceremony.
Mr Warmbier is travelling as a guest of the vice president, and his presence is being seen as a signal to Pyongyang that Washington has no intention of easing the pressure on the regime of Kim Jong-un over its human rights record.
Commenting on the possible meeting, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, "We'll have to see what happens".
Trump spoke separately on the telephone with the Japanese and South Korean leaders on Friday, mainly discussing the situation with North Korea.
"They do want to send out strong messages to counter North Korea's propaganda arm", said Patrick Cronin, director of the Center for a New American Security's Asia-Pacific security program.
Fred Warmbier has accused North Korea of torturing his son.
Kim Yong-Nam will be the highest-level Northern official to visit the South since 2014.
North Korea told the South that the 280-member group, which plans to cross the land border Wednesday morning, will also include officials from North Korea's Olympic committee, journalists and members of a taekwondo demonstration team, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.
Seoul banned all North Korean ships entering its ports and cut off most inter-Korean exchanges, including tourism, trade and aid, in 2010 in the wake of a torpedo attack on a South Korean navy warship that killed 46 sailors.
"In a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump, Moon expressed hope that Vice President Mike Pence's visit to South Korea will be a milestone in the process of building peace".
While acknowledging the heightened tension, Seoul said Sunday that it believes the door for dialogue still remains open.
That set off a rapid series of meetings which saw the two agree to march together at the opening ceremony and form a unified women's ice hockey team, their first for 27 years.
What are relations like between North and South Korea? He'll also be visiting Japan and South Korea.
During her stay in South Korea, Ivanka will attend some of the Olympic events.
The ferry had also been suspected by Japan and others of being used to smuggle parts for Pyongyang's illicit nuclear and missile programmes.
Output tallied 3.6mln barrels oil equivalent per day, including contributions for the company's stake in Rosneft . Divestments during the year totalled USD3.4 billion, short of BP's previous guidance of USD4.5 billion.
Despite that information, the US military cites the official number of USA troops in Iraq as approximately 5,262. Dozens of American soldiers have been transported from Iraq to Afghanistan on daily flights over the past week.
After that match, Pique's tone when talking about Espanyol infuriated rival fans and prompted an official complaint by the club. Sign up here for a free seven-day trial . "The players are the ones who best interpret what they have to do on the pitch".
A warning for all of Ireland says that snow showers are likely to give accumulations of less than 3cm on Tuesday. Further heavy snowfall is forecast across Scotland, northern England and Wales through much of today (Tuesday).
Insurgent shelling of government-held Damascus killed three people, the Observatory and Syrian state media reported. The Observatory said 47 people had been killed, while the Civil Defence put the death toll at 45.
Apple confirmed the new prices of iPhones and informed retailers the price increase would be effective starting 8 AM today. Smartphone shipments in the said period increased 12%, while exports of feature phones grew at a blazing 55 per cent.
Jon Rahm is quickly taking the PGA Tour by storm, and he continued his success Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open . His aggressive, borderline arrogant, style will fit nicely with the shootout that's about to ensue at TPC Scottsdale.
The December goods-and-services gap was wider than the median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg for $52.1 billion. Exports increased $121.2 billion or 5.5 percent while imports rose $182.5 billion or 6.7 percent, according to the report.
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We recommend that you take Sellars' statements as a rumor and hope that Treyarch or Activision will provide details about it. The Switch port is apparently being handled by "a company familiar with COD games", so it should be in good hands.
Quentin Tarantino Breaks Silence On Uma Thurman Car Crash
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Army soldiers killed in LoC shelling
Meanwhile, Army Vice Chief Sarath Chand said India will continue to give a "befitting reply" and its action will speak for itself. Indian officials say the opposing side used "small arms, automatics, mortars and missiles" to kill the Indian soldiers.
United States eyes oil sanctions on Venezuela
Tillerson called trade with China "harmful", and said Russia's growing presence in Latin America is "alarming". Russian Federation and China continue to expand their presence in Cuba and Venezuela.