South Korean activists sent warm socks and messages attached to balloons toward North Korea Saturday, according to the AFP news agency. About 1,000 pairs were attached to the five large gas-filled balloons, which were launched in the northern South Korean city of Paju, the AFP reported. The Seoul-based group North Korea Peace said the messages sent with each pair of socks were "politically innocuous." "We're not interested in sending political messages or sparking any troubles there.
FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 file photo, Uzbekhistan's Artur Taymazov celebrates after winning a gold medal in the 120kg freestyle wrestling match against Russia's Bakhtiyar Akhmedov at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday, April 27, 2017, Taymazov filed an appeal that “seeks the annulment of the IOC decision” disqualifying him from the freestyle wrestling 120-kilogram event in 2008 Olympics.
From the day in 793 when Viking warriors descended on an isolated monastery in the north of England, the Norsemen became an object of fascination and terror for medieval Europeans. "Never before," an English monk later wrote, "has such terror appeared in Britain as we have now suffered from a pagan race."