Richard Heathcote Getty Images A general view as United States athletes entered the stadium during the Opening Ceremony on Friday
12 February, 2018, 09:49
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's influential sister attended today's opening ceremony and shook hands with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in; the pair are scheduled to have lunch together. Moon had said "let's create conditions to make it happen", the official said, an indication that Moon was likely to accept the invitation.
"We hope that President (Moon) could leave a legacy that would last over generations by leading the way in opening a new era of unification", she said.
The Trump administration has discouraged South Korea from engaging with the North, which has been subjected to increasingly tough global sanctions, unless it shows clear signs of giving up its nuclear weapons programme.
US Vice President Mike Pence says the United States, South Korea and Japan are in complete agreement on isolating North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, even as the two Koreas deepened their diplomatic detente at the Winter Olympics.
The North Korean delegation was invited to lunch with South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon at the five-star Walkerhill Hotel in eastern Seoul on Sunday, an official at the prime minister's office told Reuters. In January 1968, Kim Yo Jong's grandfather, founding North Korean president Kim Il Sung, sent a squad of North Korean commandos to Seoul who tried unsuccessfully to kill then-president Park Chung-hee. Cyber security researchers said in January they had found early indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping and Olympic organisations in retaliation for Russia's exclusion from the Pyeongchang Games.
After months of silence on whether it would even take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, the Games have driven a rapprochement on the peninsula, while the North's athletes, performers and delegates have dominated the headlines.
Nothing has been settled on any trip north by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
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How North Korea Managed to Crash the Party Signs of discord in the US-alliance were evident immediately after the announcement. She attributed the decline to a variety of factors including the political taunting between the United States and North Korea.
But Pence said that Moon shared "a bit" about his meeting with the North Koreans, and that he "appreciated him sharing his perspective on that".
As part of his push against North Korean propaganda, Pence attended the short track speed skating with Fred Warmbier, the father of an American student who died previous year after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months.
The opening ceremony was attended by several heads of state and included North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, arrives for a banquet in Seoul, South Korea February 11, 2018. "They have people hungry in North Korea". The Pences, seated next to Moon and just a row ahead of Kim and the North's 90-year-old nominal head of state, remained in their seats, unsmiling.
He has been trying to beat back North Korea's charm offensive while working to fix the break between the US government and South Korea, whose leader is openly pushing for more engagement with Pyongyang.
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Anderson's gold marks Team USA's second gold medal of PyeongChang 2018 after snowboarder Red Gerard won gold over the weekend. Four years after she won gold in snowboard slopestyle's debut in the Games, Anderson claimed another here in Pyeongchang.
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The 28-year-old is a crucial part of the North's Games delegation led by Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's nominal head of state. Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat nearby, looking expressionless.
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Iran on Thursday had summoned South Korea's ambassador over reports its athletes would not each receive a $1,100 smartphone. The IOC has chose to give the North Korean athletes the phones, but only for the duration of the Games.
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The North and the United States were also holding a series of high-level talks on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. The worst scenario for Washington would be for the North to gain an advantage by realizing a summit between the two Koreas.
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