The impacts of a North Korean nuclear attack would bring significant loss of life and devastate the U.S. economy and global economy at large.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path away from conflict.
The 2018 Winter Olympics may be remembered in the figure skating community as the year that all of the Americans choked. It sounds harsh, but just about everyone performed below expectation in their individual events at some point. Bradie Tennell and Nathan Chen entered the games with a reputation for never falling on their jumps, but they both fell multiple times in PyeongChang.
Just hours before the start of the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee voted not to allow the Olympic Athletes from Russia the chance to march under the Russian flag to close out the PyeongChang Olympics. The IOC executive board had recommended that a suspension against Russia for doping violations remain in place at least through the end of these games.
Russian bobsled pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva made quite a fashion statement last year when she appeared in a promotional video for clothing brand Zasport, wearing a sweatshirt with "I DON'T DO DOPING" emblazoned across it. The Russian Bobsled Federation on Friday confirmed that Sergeeva, a member of for the Russian women’s team in Pyeongchang, had tested positive for a banned heart medication. In the video, which resurfaced following confirmation that the substance was in her system, Sergeeva, 30, wears the "I DON'T DO DOPING" sweatshirt as she trains at the Sliding Center Sanki Olympic bobsledding track near Sochi.
On the afternoon of November 18, 1952 four sleek jets painted an inky navy blue soared off the deck of the carrier USS Oriskany into a swirling Siberian snow storm gusting over the Sea of Japan. The carrier was part of Task Force 77, a fleet of twenty-five ships which included three carriers used to launch daily airstrikes on North Korean bridges and logistics during the Korean War. Earlier that day, its warplanes had struck the logistical base at Hoeryong, used as a gathering point for supplies received from China and the Soviet Union a short distance across the border.
Russian military spies hacked several hundred computers used by authorities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to U.S. intelligence. They did so while trying to make it appear as though the intrusion was conducted by North Korea, what is known as a “false-flag” operation, said two U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter. Officials in PyeongChang acknowledged that the Games were hit by a cyberattack during the Feb. 9 Opening Ceremonies but had refused to confirm whether Russia was responsible. That evening there were disruptions to the Internet, broadcast systems and the Olympics website. Many attendees were unable to print their
GETTY North Korea provoked ferocious condemnation last year when it carried out several missile launches and nuclear tests. Donald Trump responded by promising “fire and fury” before backing down an issuing sanctions. Earlier he again promised economic warfare by promising the “largest ever” raft of sanctions on the hermit state. But this evening he again returned to a more aggressive stance, warning North Korea to respond sensibly to sanctions or face “phase two”. Mr Trump did not specify what this meant but his response implied a forceful response which moved beyond economic sanctions. He said: “We'll have to see. If the sanctions don't work, we'll have to go phase two. “Phase two may be a
In what may be a pivotal moment for American gun law reform, the National Rifle Association has become the object of intense pushback from anti-gun activists and survivors of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.
President Trump announced that the U.S. was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. He announced the sanctions as Ivanka visited the Olympic Games in South Korea.
If sports didn’t matter at the Winter Olympics, North Korea could count its time in PyeongChang as a raging success. In a matter of weeks, Pyongyang managed to launch King Jong-un’s sister into international celebrity, engage in kimchi diplomacy with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, turn a crop of creepily synchronized cheerleaders into a heavily covered curiosity and make United States Vice President Mike Pence look like a goober (not that he needs any help with that). As far as actual athletic competition is concerned, though, the North, which wrapped up its schedule on Thursday, made falling flat on one’s face seem like a glorious outcome compared to what its entrants achieved.
Japanese news cameras at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang caught a North Korean cheerleader 'accidentally' clapping for two American figure skaters during last Thursday's competition, The Daily Mail reported. The 'clapping' cheerleader was flanked by other members of the North Korean cheer squad as they watched the pair skating short program. The 'army of beautifies' cheered in unison and waved the North Korean flag for their own figure skaters, Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sok. But the girls became stoic when American skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim took the ice. The lone cheerleader unwittingly clapped for the American skaters with a half-smile. A fellow cheerleader to her left