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North Korea says no U.S. talks planned at Olympics, Pence vows continued pressure


North Korea says it has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday turning off hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons program. However, the North’s high-ranking delegation, including the younger sister of its leader Kim Jong Un, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in and have lunch with him on Saturday.

Abe to meet Moon on Feb.9 in South Korea


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae In will hold a meeting on Feb. 9 at a site near the venue of the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, Japanese government sources said Friday. At the meeting, Abe is expected to call on South Korea to steadily implement the December 2015 bilateral agreement to “finally and irreversibly” resolve the issue of so-called comfort women, the sources said.Abe also hopes to confirm with Moon the policy of continuing to apply pressure on North Korea over the reclusive country’s nuclear and missile programs, according to the sources. It will be the first time for the prime minister to visit South Korea since 2015.

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