North Korea Cancels South Korea's Joint Cultural Show

South Korea's Unification Ministry on Monday declared North Korea to cancel a cultural show along with South Korea ahead of the winter Olympics.

Pyongyang blames South Korean media for pushing public sentiment "insulting" North Korea and canceling events February 4 will be held in North Korea to celebrate the upcoming match in PyeongChang, South Korea. According to Reuters, Seoul called the decision "very regrettable" and urged its neighbors to uphold all the deals made by the two countries.

Last week, twelve North Korean women ice hockey players crossed the border and joined fellow South Korean ice hockey players to form the first ever unified Korean Olympic team, since they were separated from the civil war of the 1950s.

The shocking offer to send a delegation to the PyeongChang Olympics was conveyed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year speech opening the way for a dialogue recovery between Pyongyang and Seoul which has suspended for the development of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile program, to challenge international sanctions.

The talks resulted in an agreement between the two sides for a joint parade at the opening ceremonies of February 9 under the unified flag, as well as the combined formation of the women's hockey team.

But citizens South Korea is increasingly angry over the combined team because they believe their countrymen will lose playing time in the match which benefits North Korea due to the joining of both teams, and that President Moon Jae-in has too much to give to North Korea for his desire to participate in Pyongyang at the Olympic Games. [mg/is]

North Korea's Nuclear Missile Program for Intimidation

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that North Korea's nuclear missile program is designed not only for self-defense but also intimidation.

"Call it coercion," Pompeo said at an event hosted by the conservative research group of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

Pompeo also said his intelligence agency believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is not just deploying nuclear weapons to stay in power but also threatening to unite the Korean Peninsula under his regime.

Pompeo adds Pyongyang within a year to put America in jeopardy, and the next North Korean move is to develop the ability to launch several successive missiles.

Pompeo says President Trump is focused on a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis, but the CIA is seeking the president has many other options.

North Korea se aggressively developing nuclear and missile weapons programs and defying international sanctions.

A number of countries and international organizations have imposed some financial and trade sanctions against Pyongyang, including China's decision to restrict oil and coal supplies to the country. [19659002] North Korea relies on imported fuel to defend its economy. Oil is also needed for the country's intercontinental missile and nuclear program. [ps]

Korea's Hockey Team Triggered the Split at South Korea

South Korean society in general supports North Korea's participation in the upcoming Olympic Games as a means of cooperating with its nuclear-armed neighbor. But they differ on the decision to bring down a joint women's hockey team, which critics say puts politics ahead of justice in competition.

According to recent polls, more than 80 percent of South Koreans welcome the North Korean decision to send a delegation big to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month. But 70 percent opposed the formation of a joint team of North and South Korea.

Wednesday's decision to add North Korean athletes to the South Korean women's hockey team, who have qualified for the match, is widely considered unfair to (19659002) South Korea hockey coach Sarah Murray has previously expressed concern that the formation of a joint team will undermine the team's competitiveness.

The International Olympic Committee and the National Olympic Committee of the two Koreas must agreed to merge their women's hockey team before the player list changes can be made.

But for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the bigger goal of the Olympics is to promote peace and ultimately to denucleate the isolated North Korea and led by Kim's government The oppressive Jong-un.

Although most Koreans are Selata n disagree with the inclusion of political problems into the sport, some claiming that the realization of peace would be a better prize than a gold medal. [uh]

NHK Unleashes Wrong Alarms About N Korea's Nuclear Attack

Another false warning has been issued on Tuesday about a missile strike from North Korea, this time in Japan.

The NHK public broadcaster sent a message online and via its mobile app that read "North Korea seems to have launched a missile" and urging citizens to shelter underground or inside buildings

NHK issued another message within minutes that said the warning was wrong.

Residents in the Asia Pacific region are in a state of tension over continuous tests conducted by North Korea for nuclear and ballistic weapons, and exacerbated by a war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

Tuesday's mistake comes a few days after a similar false alert was issued in the state Hawaii, triggering panic among the population before authorities issue a correction of more than 30 men it later.

Hawaii Governor David Ige said the wrong message came out when an employee hit the wrong button in a shift change at the state's civil defense agency. [lt]

Duh! North Korea's 2018 Resolution Continues to Develop Nuclear

 By the year 2018, North Korea (North Korea) affirms its commitment to keep developing nuclear. North Korea says it will not be able to change that policy.

"Do not expect any change in its policy (North Korea)," the North's authority said in a recent report released by the North Korean official news agency. Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Saturday (30/12).

"The entity as an invincible power can not be undermined or extinguished." The DPRK, as a responsible nuclear weapon state, will lead the historical trend toward the only path to independence and justice, overcoming all the disturbances on the planet, "the KCNA report added as quoted by CNN Saturday (30/12/2017).

DPRK stands for the official name of North Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

A report entitled 'No Winning Power of Independence and Justice' reviews what it claims to be North Korea's nuclear weapons achievements during 2017. Most of the reviews focus on North Korea's future potential of dealing with the United States (US) .

"(North Korea) will continue to improve the ability to self-defense and counter attacks by nuclear power as its axis as long as the US and its naval forces survive a nuclear threat," the North's authority confirmed in the KCNA report.

In the report , North Korea also boasted of its new ability to attack the US heart and its new 'status' as a 'world class nuclear power'. "It will face the most violent US war declaration with fire in a definite and clear way," said North Korea in a statement.

During the year 2017, the North conducted a series of ballistic missile tests, ignoring criticism as well as global sanctions. The most provocative moment occurred on 29 November when North Korea claimed a successful test of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Hwasong-15.

This new type of intercontinental missile is claimed to be capable of carrying 'super large warheads' capable of reaching the US mainland. The new intercontinental missile belonging to North Korea is recognized by experts and some countries such as South Korea (South Korea), capable of airing higher and farther than other North Korean missiles.

Intercontinental missile tests were 'reciprocated' by the UN Security Council with a barrage of new sanctions. Sanctions stipulated in a resolution agreed by the UN Security Council member states aimed at cutting off energy supplies, counteracting smuggling activities and restricting the use of workers from North Korea abroad.

The North's authority calls economic sanctions against it a "war action" and insists the US and other countries that support the sanctions will feel the consequences.

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