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Winter Olympics Skater Meagan Duhamel Rescued a Dog from the South Korea Dog Meat Trade

Winter Olympics Skater Meagan Duhamel Rescued a Dog from the South Korea Dog Meat Trade

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This year, Canadian pair skater Meagan Duhamel is leaving the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with at least one gold medal, as part of the winning Canada skate team. Last year, she came back from the country with a dog. The vegan figure skater rescued her mini-dachshund Moo-tae, destined for a dog meat farm, from the country during a visit last February, reports New York Post. Duhamel, a two-time world champion, hopes that other animal-loving athletes take the opportunity to save a canine during the Olympics. In South Korea, close to two million dogs are raised on meat farms in horrible conditions each year and then slaughtered to be served as a delicacy. Dog meat dishes can be found throughout the country, including in Pyeongchang. Free Korean Dogs is one of the groups w
24 South Koreans Say What They Really Think About North Korea

24 South Koreans Say What They Really Think About North Korea

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“Dangerous and naughty but family.” "North Korea, who are you guys? Can we be friends?" BuzzFeed "NK & SK: We love each other, I guess..." BuzzFeed BuzzFeed "Now we seem far away but I hope we can be friends later on." BuzzFeed "NK: Dangerous and naughty but family." BuzzFeed "We were one. Now we are two." BuzzFeed "So scared." BuzzFeed "The situation is very uncomfortable, uncertain, and dark. I hope spring comes soon." BuzzFeed "Kim Jung-un." BuzzFeed "...
Here's What North Korea Lets You See When You Travel There

Here's What North Korea Lets You See When You Travel There

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North Koreans pay their respects at the Mansudae Grand monument in Pyongyang. Fabian Muir Fabian Muir is an Australian photographer whose documentary work aims to develop humanistic narratives in otherwise politically isolated regions of the world. After years documenting places like the former Soviet Union, Iran, and Cuba, his next series focuses on a country that epitomizes the phrase "hermit kingdom": North Korea.Since 2015, Fabian Muir has traveled to the isolated nation of North Korea five times to capture a side of life that many Americans may be surprised to see as nonconfrontational and somewhat relatable.Here, Muir shares with BuzzFeed News the story of his journey and his thoughts on the pictures he walked away with:The series began with many of the same expectations t...
Pence criticizes North Korea for throwing military parade, praises Trump for doing the same

Pence criticizes North Korea for throwing military parade, praises Trump for doing the same

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Days after the White House unveiled plans to stage a military parade in the nation’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence blasted North Korea for doing the same. North Korean leaders staged a large showing in the capital city of Pyongyang on Thursday, one day prior to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, displaying several new short range and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that officials test-launched late last year. The parade was held to mark the military’s 70th anniversary and was broadcast by North Korean state media. Speaking with reporters on Friday, Pence, who is in South Korea to lead the U.S. delegation, called the parade “an ongoing provocation.” “What we witnessed in Pyongyang, and what we witnessed again yesterday on the e
Team USA Arrives in Opening Ceremony at 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea

Team USA Arrives in Opening Ceremony at 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea

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Team USA has arrived! U.S. Olympians marched into PyeongChang Olympic Stadium at the 2018 Winter Olympics with wide smiles on Friday during the ceremonial kick-off of the Games. The group added a special touch to the opening ceremony as South Korea showcased its culture through performance and spectacle on the world stage. The group waved and dancing into the venue, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gave a wave to the athletes from the stands. Many of the U.S. athletes sported Americana-inspired outfits provided by Polo Ralph Lauren at the event. The ensemble featured slim-fit moto jeans, fringed cowboy gloves, a tricolor wool knit sweater, a navy bandana and brown suede mountaineering boots with red laces. RELATED: The Most Spectacular Photos from Olympic Opening Ceremonies Past Creators
Welcome to Pyeongchang! South Korea Braves the Cold with a Fun, Cultural Opening Ceremony

Welcome to Pyeongchang! South Korea Braves the Cold with a Fun, Cultural Opening Ceremony

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In frigid temperatures and under the watch of spectators around the world, South Korea opened the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang only minutes ago on Friday night — or Friday morning here in the U.S. — with a joyous ceremony centered on peace. The colorful, culture-filled ceremony featured a trio of young kids who appeared to embark on a journey through South Korea’s rugged mountains with Pyeongchang’s official Olympic mascot, Soohorang, a white tiger. Though details had been kept largely under wraps, opening ceremonies customarily trace the history and culture of the host country. Yang Jung-woong, who directed the opener, reportedly teased beforehand that it would “be like a fairy tale in the winter. It’s a fantasy, which children see as a dream.” The ceremony, which began about 8 p.m
North Korea Is Attending The Winter Olympics In South Korea — But What Happens After?

North Korea Is Attending The Winter Olympics In South Korea — But What Happens After?

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North Korean figure skaters Kim Ju-Sik (right) and Ryom Tae-Ok (left) warm up during a practice session ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty Images BEIJING — North Korea will join in the festivities when the Winter Olympics open later this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a small diplomatic breakthrough in a relationship that has been marked in recent years by worsening tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear program.But after the games, it’s more likely than not that the situation will go right back to the way it was.“Right now there’s nothing in the works beyond the Olympics. You know when you get to April 1, and the Olympics and Paralympics are over, it’s back to the joint military exercises,” sa...