“I am ready to take all punishment, including legal responsibilities for my crimes,” said Lee Youn-taek, a theater director accused of sexual harassment.
The government isn’t eager to remind them that South Korea is prosperous enough to be able to host the games.
Choi Soon-sil, 61, was at the center of the corruption scandal that brought down President Park Geun-hye last year.
The tactical shift by the White House opens the door to an unpredictable new phase in the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula.
The North Korean leader sent a military band and honor guard to greet Kim Yo-jong when she returned from her “charm offensive” in South Korea.
After North Korea’s leader relayed the proposal through his sister, President Moon Jae-in said the Koreas should “create the environment to make it happen.”
Her three-day trip is to include a meeting with President Moon Jae-in, the highest-level inter-Korean contact in more than a decade.
In North Korea’s dynastic system, Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, wields clout that cannot be matched by any other member of the political elite.
Despite clashes, North and South Korea have learned to use the Olympics to find something that still eludes them in the real world: a moment of solidarity.
Officials in the South are struggling to accommodate the North’s Olympic delegation without breaking international rules.
Kim Yo-jong will be the first immediate family member of North Korea’s ruling dynasty to set foot in South Korea.
A ferry will transport a 140-member arts delegation from North to South for the Olympics, after Seoul agreed to suspend a ban on North Korean ships.
Kim Yong-nam, 90, the oldest member of the North Korean leadership, is expected to meet South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in.
When the South hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988, it was no surprise that the North tried to do it one better. It was “the last grand party North Korea had,” an official would later recall.
Why is a mountain town in South Korea’s poorest province, near one of the world’s most dangerous and heavily armed borders, hosting the Winter Games? Plenty of perseverance, for one.
Ji Seong-ho, a defector from North Korea who lost an arm and a leg at 13, traveled thousands of miles on crutches to make it to the South.
North Korea called off a joint cultural performance amid South Koreans’ lukewarm welcome of its Olympic participation.
Young Koreans are more focused on domestic issues, like unemployment and whether they can live as well as their parents did, than a costly and complex reunification.
The fire that killed at least 37 people comes as President Moon Jae-in’s approval ratings are falling over his decision to form a unified Olympic team with North Korea.
The deadly blaze was the latest in a string of a tragedies that have heightened public concern over the country’s safety standards.