S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile


The team participated in the World Taekwondo Championships for the second straight edition.

A group of North Korean taekwondo officials and athletes arrived in South Korea on Friday for soon-to-be historic performances at the world championships.

Two U.S. officials who spoke to Fox on the condition of anonymity said the engine test took place in Yunsong, North Korea, where other tests had taken place.

McCain told MSNBC's Greta van Susteren: "China is the only one that can control Kim Jong Un, this insane fat kid that's running North Korea".

The South and nuclear-armed North Korea are separated by one of the world's most heavily armed borders and remain technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty. Few emerge to tell their stories, and fewer still escape North Korea, but vivid accounts of those who have spent time in the secret camps have been published, most notably "The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag, " by Kang Chol-hwan.

Protesters carried placards that read: "Trump stop forcing (South Korea) to deploy THAAD" and "No THAAD, No Trump".

Do also vowed to push for a united team in women's hockey.

"The restaurants were running previous year but they are all closed down now", said the source, who also asked to remain unnamed. An IOC spokesperson said when the topic was brought up.

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"It's not something that National Olympic Committees can decide alone", he added.

Asked if he agreed with co-hosting from a general perspective, Chang replied: "I only abide by the Olympic Charter". North Korea flatly rejected Lee's call through an editorial released Sunday in the state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun, reiterating its warning that South Korea needed to distance itself from the United States if the country truly wanted to improve ties.

South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North, but talks broke down and the North boycotted the Games.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (L) speaks at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R), June 12, 2017.

Moon has expressed a desire to use the February 9-25 Pyeongchang Olympics to reach out to North Korea, with relations between the two at their lowest point in decades.

The 64-year-old, elected as the country's President last month after a cronyism scandal led to Park Geun-hye being impeached, has pledged greater dialogue with the neighbouring country in a bid to reduce tensions between the two nations.

On Thursday, North Korea carried out another test of a rocket engine as part of the program developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, and reaching the US mainland.