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Pence trip to Asia, Olympics aimed at countering NKorea

Feb 05, 2018 - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence's six-day swing through Asia, anchored by a stop at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, is set to focus less on sports than the host country's bellicose neighbor to the North.

Pence departed Monday for Alaska, Japan, and South Korea, aiming to ensure North Korea doesn't "hijack" the games as it participates on a joint team with the South, in the view of the White House. He'll hold symbolic events of his own to highlight the North's human rights a...