The vice president said “we’ll see what happens” when asked about the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The proposed trip, expected in March, comes amid warming ties between the two countries and heightened tensions over China’s territorial claims.
Police officers quickly extinguished the fire as Hyon Song-wol, a famous North Korean singer, was visiting to plan events during the Olympics.
The disaster could be the worst oil spill in decades, and Greenpeace calls it a threat to “an important spawning ground” for fish and several whale species.
The popularity of the book, which chronicles dysfunction in the White House, “foretells President Trump’s political demise,” North Korean state media said.
The arrests of two journalists covering Rakhine, the site of a brutal military crackdown on Rohingya, were criticized as an attack on press freedom.
Paolo Duterte’s daughter implied on Twitter that her father had beaten her, causing the vice mayor to strike back on Facebook.
The escape, the second in just over a month by a North Korean soldier across a heavily guarded border, led to gunfire on both sides.
The joint exercises are in response to growing concerns that North Korea is making progress developing hard-to-detect submarine-launched missiles.
The White House press secretary said that no official decision has been made, and that U.S. and South Korea are working to secure the venues.
The exercises will include simulated strikes on North Korean nuclear and missile testing sites and come a week after the North tested a ballistic missile.
The crackdown comes after the government arrested the party’s leader, Kem Sokha, and moved against the country’s independent media.
The fight in China against Seoul’s deployment of Thaad, as the system is known, has expanded to music. The song warns: “This time, kid, you going too far.”
Among the major issues in the vote on Tuesday are relations with North Korea and the United States, as well as the power of family-controlled conglomerates.
The storms reduced visibility in cities like Beijing and threatened the health of millions of people.
He praised the Chinese president for efforts to resolve the dispute with the North but cautioned that such diplomatic efforts might fail.
The so-called Thaad system, deployed over China’s objections as a defense against North Korea, will soon go into “actual operation,” a South Korean official said.
President Xi Jinping of China will visit President Trump at his Florida estate next week for the two leaders’ first summit meeting, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
China has been incensed over the deployment of the system, which it regards as an intrusion that could compromise its military capabilities.
The list of executions and purges is punctuated with the names of high-ranking officials and confidants of Mr. Kim who later became targets of his displeasure.
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