Korea ensemble performs in S. Korea capital to celebrate Olympics

Korea ensemble performs in S. Korea capital to celebrate Olympics

Korea ensemble performs in S. Korea capital to celebrate Olympics

The unified Korea women's ice hockey team were soundly beaten 8-0 by Switzerland on Saturday's opening day of the Winter Olympics as sport and politics continued to mix in Pyeongchang.

The two Koreas marched together and South Korea's president shared a historic handshake with Kim Jong Un's sister as the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opened in a spirit of intense rapprochement on Friday.

All broke out in broad smiles.

The South Korean President has been invited to travel to North Korea, following a formal invitation from the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders since 2007.

Cybersecurity experts had warned of potential attacks on the Winter Olympics, with both North Korea and Russian Federation touted as possible sources.

Neither did Pence shake hands with Kim Yong Nam while making a brief appearance at a leaders' reception ahead of the ceremony - although Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did so.

"There was no problem with their costumes but they entered the media seats with a regular ticket", they said.

"We would like to see you at an early date in Pyongyang", Kim Yo Jong told Moon during the lunch, and also delivered her brother's personal letter that expressed his "desire to improve inter-Korean relations", the Blue House said.

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Moon said the two Koreas should "work together to create the environment to make it happen", a spokesman said. There was another handshake. KCNA/via REUTERSMembers of the North Korean delegation arrive at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, January 25, 2018.

The spokesman says Moon also called for a quick resumption of dialogue between the United States and North Korea. Although the ceremony wasn't televised in the US until Friday night on NBC.

The cracks in the trilateral alliance between the United States, Japan, and South Korea - allies who've shown a united front in hopes of denuclearizing North Korea - are starting to show.

The sheet included word comparisons for commonly used goods and services, a hotel official said. Global alarm at the rapid advance of nuclear-armed North Korea's weapons technology rose further previous year when the regime tested its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile theoretically capable of hitting the mainland USA, in a challenge to Washington that has threatened to "utterly destroy" the regime in the event of an attack.

Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jong were the first individuals mentioned in its report on the opening ceremony, saying that they took their places on the platform at the event.

The women are reportedly selected by strict beauty standards set by leader Kim Jong Un, who married one of its former members.

North Korean cheerleaders let rip in support for Choe Un Song but he was eliminated in the heats for the 1,500m short-track speed skating, failing to reach the semi-finals.

The vice president was supposed to sit across from the North Korean head of state at the dinner, but reportedly showed up late and was not able to be seated.

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