North Korea is unable to pay its share of the 2018 U.N. budgets because of international sanctions on its foreign exchange bank.
The father of a U.S. student who died after being released from North Korean prison last year said the North is "not really participating" in the Games.
The 2018 Winter Olympics kicks off in PyeonChang tonight amid a backdrop of nuclear tensions on the Korean Peninsula. President Donald Trump has embraced a big-stick approach to North Korean relations, notably tweeting that his "Nuclear button" is "bigger & more powerful" than that of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It is classical deterrence theory distilled to 280 characters: that the promise of nuclear retaliation will deter other states from launching their own nuclear attack. But is it the right strategy? In a THINK op-ed, David Barash weighs in.
Pence told NBC's Lester Holt that the U.S. would protect itself from North Korean nuclear threats by taking whatever "action is necessary."
Security is a top concern for officials just days before the Olympic Games — which are taking place as nuclear tensions have ramped up on the Korean Peninsula.