• News
  • World

North Korea might host 2018 Winter Olympics with South Korea, Seoul says

North Korea might host 2018 Winter Olympics with South Korea, Seoul says

South Korea has proposed that North Korea host some of the skiing events at next year's Winter Olympics, in a move it hopes will ease cross-border political tensions.

Among Jong-hwan's ideas are a women's hockey team comprised of both North and South Koreans to compete in the Games.

What Pyongyang thinks of the proposals is not yet clear.

In a commentary Friday, North Korean state-controlled newspaper Rodong Sinmun said that if South Korea pursues peace with the North, it should "stop all hostilities", including sanctions.

Do plans to discuss the matter with Jang and IOC President Thomas Bach, both of whom are scheduled to visit South Korea later this month to attend the closing ceremony of an worldwide Taekwondo competition.

The championships, which will feature a performance by the North Korean taekwondo demonstration team, mark the first sports exchange between the Koreas since the liberal Moon took office in May.

Karnataka waives crop loan up to Rs 50000 per farmer
The state government has made a decision to give a flat debt relief worth Rs 2 lakh to marginal irrespective of their loan amount. The initiative would provide double the relief announced by the states of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, he pointed out.

Names of jurors in Bill Cosby sexual assault case released
Alternate juror Mike McCloskey said Monday he was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict. Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa ., Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals
With not enough time to get the boat back to dock for an inspection, divers had to check on the boat in the water. Burling said the team were still assessing the damage - and the precise cause of the mishap.

After being officially named an honorary ambassador for the upcoming winter 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Big Bang member Taeyang will also be releasing a song to commemorate the Olympics.

A 13-hour time difference between NY and South Korea could actually work to NBC's advantage for showing live events such as skiing and figure skating in USA prime time, Zenkel said, adding that events for US ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin should be a draw. The matter concerning the National Hockey League players' participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games is closed, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told TASS.

Despite Moon's public statements that he wants to improve relations with North Korea, Pyongyang has ramped up missile testing and continued its aggressive rhetoric towards its southern neighbor and the US.

He pledged to discuss the suggestion with the International Olympic Committee.

He insisted there are no contingency plans to move the Games should matters escalate further.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Study links auto  crashes to marijuana in states where pot is legal

    Study links auto crashes to marijuana in states where pot is legal

    This week, two studies were released examining the effects of driving fatalities in states that have legalized marijuana. The results of that one should be ready in 2020, so I hope you don't mind waiting.
    White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions

    White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions

    This comes after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that the new sanctions would hamper diplomacy with Russian Federation . It also places additional sanctions on specific industries, including the country's mining, shipping and railway industry.

    Shah rules out resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties

    The Canadians are ranked 11th in the world, only two places above Pakistan , but cruised past their opponents at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
  • Frank Kush, who built ASU into a powerhouse, dies at 88

    Frank Kush, who built ASU into a powerhouse, dies at 88

    Kush also coached the Baltimore Colts for two-and-a half seasons in the early 1980s, finishing with a record of 11-28-1. Michigan State went 26-1 in Kush's three years on the team, including flawless 9-0 seasons in 1951 and 1952.

    Oil hits six-week low as OPEC fails to curb oversupply

    Crude futures fell sharply Wednesday on higher stockpiles in the USA and other rich nations despite the OPEC production deal. Libya and Nigeria are exempt from the OPEC-led production deal to ensure oil revenue flows to national security efforts.
    Baltimore Orioles select DL Hall 21st Overall

    Baltimore Orioles select DL Hall 21st Overall

    Hall, who is committed to play at Texas A&M, will now have to make the decision to sign or stay pledged to his commitment. Hall has a long way to go in terms of his physical development, but projects as a middle infielder at the next level.
  • May Sets Up Meeting With Irish "Kingmakers"

    Michael Gove, who challenged May in a bid to succeed David Cameron as leader previous year , is back in the cabinet. Theresa May makes heartfelt appeal to Tory MPs to remain Prime Minister and "get us out of" this mess .
    Cuba calls Trump speech on island 'grotesque spectacle'

    Cuba calls Trump speech on island 'grotesque spectacle'

    Trump, however, stopped short of breaking diplomatic relations restored in 2015 after more than five decades of hostilities. The Cuban state run news published an article painting Trump's move as vastly unpopular in the U.S. and backwards-thinking.
    Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

    Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

    In September, Keenan was able to change her New York City-issued birth certificate. Next on the list: passports. "The journey and the fight isn't over yet".
  • Hundreds of London residents evacuated over fire safety concerns

    One tribute, from a firefighter from a station in the Kensington and Chelsea borough read: "20th floor, we tried. we're sorry". But they both failed the police's safety tests, which are similar to those being carried out by the United Kingdom government.

    Gurgaon Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped In Moving Car, Dumped Near Hospital

    Sources in the police department said there is some confusion regarding the case and that the matter needed to be probed further. The accused had also warned her not to reveal the incident to anyone. "We reached the spot and found the woman lying unattended".

    Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, referred questions about Trump's tweet to the President's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz.
  • Israel begins reducing Gaza electricity supply

    Electricity in Gaza is set to become yet more scarce as supplies to the strip will be scaled back by 40 percent . Israel "began to reduce electricity flow by eight megawatts" into the enclave, Gaza's energy authority said.
    John Oliver's lump of coal for miners: Trump lies about jobs

    John Oliver's lump of coal for miners: Trump lies about jobs

    And because of that, Oliver believes Trump needs to be more truthful to the mining community. But most people don't have the imagination-or whatever-to leave their mine.

    Millions of detailed voter records found unprotected on the internet

    The 198 million records were found on an Amazon storage server owned by Republican data analytics firm Deep Root Analytics. UpGuard , the security firm that discovered the breach, noted that this was by far the largest of its kind to date.
  • Authorities Release Dashcam Footage From the Philando Castile Shooting

    Authorities Release Dashcam Footage From the Philando Castile Shooting

    This footage overlaps with what we saw a year ago , when Diamond Reynolds started filming for Facebook Live as Castile was dying. In the video, Castile's girlfriend is heard saying he was reaching for his wallet when the officer shot him four times.
    Biggest US banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests

    Biggest US banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests

    Overall, officials found that in the most severe scenario, companies would have suffered about US$383 billion in losses on loans. President Trump has vowed to scrap many regulations on banks, particularly those that he says have suppressed lending.
    Rande Gerber has just given George Clooney the best baby gift

    Rande Gerber has just given George Clooney the best baby gift

    Now that they are parents, the Clooneys will not travel to risky regions, where their careers usually take them. I love you very much", George said during his acceptance speech . "We were excited and anticipatory".

Breaking News



Recommended

Altice USA Prices Offering at $30 Per Share

Altice USA was formed after the acquisition of Suddenlink Communications in 2015 and Cablevision/Optimum in 2016 by Altice N.V. BC Partners and CPPIB have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 7.78 million additional shares.

Met Office issues yellow warning of rain for tomorrow

The mercury hit 32.5c at Hampton Water Works on Monday and peak temperatures are expected to be as high as 33c this week. The Met Office said: "The hot and sunny weather will continue over the next few days".

BJP's presidential nominee announcement leaves no scope for discussion: Left

BJP president Amit Shah pointed out towards the party policy of considering the welfare of the Nation on priority basis. The last date for filing nominations is 28 June, but a candidate can withdraw from the electoral race until 1 July.

Justices could consider fight over electoral maps

He says Democrats proved in court that their rights were violated and "now this story will be told on a national stage". The Supreme Court has never struck down a state redistricting plan on the basis of a partisan gerrymander.

London crash: Van slams into crowd leaving mosque, one arrested

A vehicle struck pedestrians outside a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said. Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m.

150 gather at Minnesota park for Castile rally

Even though the number had dwindled to about 500 at 11:00 p-m Friday, Interstate 94 remained closed to traffic. But Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who filed charges against the officer, declared such fear unreasonable.

Ronaldo attracting headlines after reports he might quit Madrid

Mexico's all-time top scorer grabbed his 48th global goal from 93 appearances after some terrible defending by Portugal . It's an honour to play against the best teams in the world and that's what Mexico really needs.

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Sessions recused himself from investigations related to the Trump campaign in February, a move that also provoked Trump's ire. He fired FBI Director James Comey , as he told NBC newsman Lester Holt, because of the Russian Federation investigation.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor agree to August fight

Since boxing is Mayweather's game, gamblers are betting high on the undefeated former champion in this August matchup. If Mayweather wins this match, he'll become the first boxer to have a flawless 50-0 record.

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on the issues Gingrich and others have raised. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.