Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un stopped bragging about their respective nuclear buttons and crashed the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang - but, alas, it was all fake news. Earlier on Saturday, Kim invited Moon for talks in Pyongyang, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

The invitation came during talks and a lunch Moon hosted with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.

Hundreds of anti-North Korea protesters scuffled with riot police not far from the stadium before the opening ceremony began, with some banners reading "Moon regime is leading Korea to destruction".

Kim Hyon-hui, a former North Korean agent responsible for the bombing of Korean Air flight 858 in 1987. Speaking to NBC's "Nightly News" on Thursday, the vice president continued to stress that the United States would protect itself from North Korean nuclear threats by taking whatever "action is necessary to defend our homeland".

"We are determined to make sure that even in the midst of the powerful background & idealism of the Olympics, the World is reminded of the truth about North Korea", Pence tweeted on Friday. But only 22 players - 20 skaters and two goaltenders - can play each game, and at least three must be North Koreans.

Attempts made to break the ice between North and South Korea as the Winter Games are declared open At an Olympic dinner reception created to break the ice between two nations still technically at war, the dessert said it all.

In talks with reporters at his hotel later, Abe said: "I told (Kim Yong Nam) about our thoughts and positions, although I can't elaborate".

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They were also not able to get close to the VIP area, where US Vice-President Mike Pence and the real Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong were in attendance.

Her presence helped the theme of Korean unity to dominate the opening ceremony as the two Koreas marched under one flag.

Kim Yo Jong, 30, is the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

That's unlikely to be an accident, said Mr. Han, whose career also included time as South Korea's ambassador to the United States.

Kim Yo Jong arrived in South Korea on Friday with Kim Yong Nam, the North's nominal head of state, for the opening ceremony in the alpine town of Pyeongchang.

The supporters cheered from all four sides of the ice rink as the unified Korean women's ice hockey team were hammered 8-0 by a strong Switzerland side.

Here is a look at the history of inter-Korean summits and their outcomes. A relieved South Korea, which has lived for months under the threat of a nuclear war amidst tests, bomber flights, public insults, and back-and-forth name calling by Kim and Trump, was all too relieved to roll out the red carpet for its neighbour.

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