Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President to Pyongyang for monumental summit

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Their attendance at the opening ceremony was somewhat unexpected, but followed Ms Kim delivering a speech on New Year's Day offering "détente", or an easing of strained relations between North and South Korea.

North Korean cheerleaders cheer the unified Korean team ahead of its women's preliminary round ice hockey game against Switzerland in Gangneung, South Korea, at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Feb. 10, 2018.

"There were some issues that impacted some of our computer systems last night for a few hours", said an Olympic spokesperson.

The sight of North and South Koreans marching together for the first time in a decade was the culmination of months of work by Seoul. Olympic committee organizers said the origins of the attack remained unknown.

Kim Jong Un's decision to dispatch his sister to the games indicated he is keen to mend ties with Seoul, while testing the unity among South Korea, the United States and Japan over sanctions imposed on the North over its missile and nuclear programs.

The ceremony was also watched by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, who had earlier shaken hands in an historic meeting.

During an Olympics reception and at the sporting event's opening ceremony, Pence was not trying to avoid North Korean officials in attendance, the senior administration official told reporters on Saturday, adding that he was trying to ignore them.

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Moon also met with the sister, Kim Yo Jong, over lunch Saturday.

Pence said Moon updated him about the meeting he had with North Korean officials and "both of us reiterated to each other tonight that we will continue to stand strong and work in a coordinated way to bring maximum economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on North Korea".

The North Korean delegation, meanwhile, appears to be mingling with their South Korean counterparts easily, as the barrier of language did not get in the way of their communication.

"We are now investigating the root cause and will share further information as we have more details".

None of the performers in the opening ceremony, which involves athletes from all over the world, were harmed in the incident.

Yahoo News reported that a January survey found 73 percent of South Koreans saw no need for a joint team.

In 1951, 17-year-old Jack Keep enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and in early 1953 was assigned to Task Force 77 as a petty officer aboard a ship patrolling the North Korean coast.

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