Thursday, 13 December, 2018

North Korea's Kim Invites S. Korean President for Summit: S. Korea

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| 11 February, 2018, 05:30

Kim Yo Jong and the rest of the North Korean delegation sat next to Vice President Pence at the Olympic's opening ceremony Friday, but they did not speak or acknowledge each other.

North Korea conducted its largest nuclear test previous year and said it had developed a missile capable of carrying a warhead to the United States.

Seoul last hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Read alsoKoreas to march under single "united" flag in Olympic Games - BBCShe made the invitation during a rare lunch meeting between representatives from the two rival neighbors at Seoul's presidential palace.

Since then, scenes of reconciliation between the two Koreas were seen under liberal South Korean presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun but they disappeared over the past decade under the subsequent conservative governments of South Korea.

During their summit in South Korea on Friday, Abe told Moon that the military drills between Seoul and Washington should be carried out to change North Korea's behavior, the office said.

In its first reports about the Games, North Korea's state-run media slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday for what it called "shameful" and "snobbish" behavior not in line with the spirit of the Olympics.

Two hundred and twenty-five Team Canada athletes attended the opening ceremonies, with 63 connected to B.C.


"Moon is saying that although he is keen to reboot inter-Korean relations, the dialogue between the United States and the North is essential".

Even before South Korea combined its team with North Korea, the group was something of a hybrid.

The North and South held summits in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007.

North Korea's cheerleaders leading cheers before the women's preliminary round ice hockey match between Switzerland and the Unified Korean team at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 10, 2018.

He added that USA and allied military exercises will be delayed until after the end of the Winter Olympics on February 25.

Though it may take months to figure out who is responsible for the attacks and why they were executed, experts say the evidence points to the "hallmarks of a nation state", The New York Times reported.

Among the major highlights were American luger Erin Hamlin, a four-time Olympian who served as Team USA's flag bearer. Moon, who was seated in front of the North Korean delegation, was photographed shaking hands with a smiling Kim.

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