News North Korea condemns sanctions, but seen open to talks with U.S. 2018-02-25T08:02:05.000000000-05:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, hours after it accused Washington of trying to stir up conflict on the peninsula with new sanctions. South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games' 2018-02-25T07:58:53.000000000-05:00 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea brought the curtain down on its "Peace Games" on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea. Iran says Damascus suburbs assault to continue after U.N. ceasefire call 2018-02-25T06:46:00.000000000-05:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran said attacks would continue on rebel-held areas near Damascus, where clashes were reported on Sunday between insurgents and government forces despite a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across Syria. North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions as officials gather for Olympic ceremony 2018-02-25T06:44:24.000000000-05:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday accused the United States of provoking confrontation on the Korean peninsula with new sanctions, while South Korean protesters tried to block North Korean officials reaching the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Cisco says most network gear needed for 5G is ready now and can cut costs 2018-02-25T06:04:25.000000000-05:00 BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cisco Systems said on Sunday it aims to disrupt the wireless radio access market led by Huawei , Ericsson and Nokia by backing challengers who make more flexible software versions of traditional mobile gear. China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely 2018-02-25T05:42:30.000000000-05:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Iran says attacks on 'terrorists' in Damascus suburbs to continue: agency 2018-02-25T04:27:19.000000000-05:00 DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday that attacks will continue on Damascus suburbs held by "terrorists", but elsewhere Iran and Syria will respect a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce to allow aid access and medical evacuation, Iranian news agencies reported. Iran, Syria to continue attacking 'terrorists' in Damascus suburbs: agency 2018-02-25T03:57:02.000000000-05:00 DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Syria will continue attacks on Damascus suburbs held by "terrorists", but elsewhere respect a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across Syria to allow aid access and medical evacuation, the Iranian military chief of staff was quoted as saying on Sunday. North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, says blockade would be act of war 2018-02-25T03:45:25.000000000-05:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday condemned the latest round of sanctions imposed by the United States, accusing it of trying to undermine an improvement in inter-Korean relations during the Winter Olympics, state media said in a statement. Olympics: Disappointing U.S. to look at itself, and others, for answers 2018-02-25T03:02:54.000000000-05:00 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Having fallen way short of their Olympic medal target, the U.S. team said on Sunday it would take a hard look at what went wrong in South Korea, and a long look at who fared well.