North Korea's Kim Jong Un Invites South Korean President to Visit Pyongyang

In talks on Saturday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in was invited to a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

All broke out in broad smiles. The games are seen as a pivotal moment for relations between the two countries, who have been officially at war since 1950.

At the opening ceremony Moon shook hands with the North Korean delegation members and they all cheered for athletes from both countries.

She has been demonstrating a very different demeanor than she does in the North, said Korean Peninsula Future Forum analyst Duyeon Kim.

Vice President Mike Pence vowed that the USA would protect itself from nuclear-armed North Korea's threats by taking whatever "action is necessary to defend our homeland".

Rumors swirled Friday as the Koreans practiced that Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, might attend the game and be among the capacity crowd of 6,000 at the Kwandong Hockey Center. There was another handshake.

Bach, a former Olympic fencing champion for Germany, also told the Korean players that they'll realize the importance of the game, according to Adams.

The Winter Olympics in the South, dubbed by Seoul as a "Peace Olympics", have given the neighbours a pretext to reopen communications.

The handwritten invitation to President Moon was delivered by Mr Kim's influential sister, Kim Yo-jong, at a landmark meeting in the presidential palace in Seoul, as the Games opened on Saturday.

"For now the North is asking for a price that is too high, and the U.S. is not willing to buy at that price", Kim told Seoul's JoongAng Ilbo daily.

Japanese editorials sounded a similar warning, saying dialogue would be meaningless unless it led to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

NBC Apologizes for Olympic Analyst's Ignorant and Insensitive Remarks
That split gave us North Korea and South Korea, and a long history of conflict between the nations that continues to this day. The network had no real explanation for the insane comment other than to say sorry.

Aguero: City lucky to have De Bruyne
Manchester United are set to battle it out with rivals Manchester City to secure the services of Leicester defender Harry Maguire. Brighton drew 1-1 at Stoke City thanks to Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan saving a 90th-minute penalty from Charlie Adam.

Manhattan Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics
The best part, though, is that the students do so much to spread the word about what the Special Olympics does for its athletes. Registration is taken at the event, which starts at 9:30 a.m. and the plunge starts at 11 a.m.

For Pence's supporters, "I think the hard-line wing of the United States thinks he did a fine job", said David C. Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California. Ms. Kim, seated a row behind them, brought a message of unity from her brother Kim Jong-un, becoming the first member of the Kim dynasty to visit the South since the Korean War.

The Vice President held a press gaggle outside of the memorial during which he was asked whether his message on North Korea was being overshadowed by Olympic fever or Kim Jonh-un's sister's presence there.

The reception in the mountain resort of Pyeongchang came hours before North and South Korean athletes marched together at the opening ceremony, the culmination of months of work by Seoul, which seeks to use the Olympics to ease tension spurred by North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

"She's a pretty important person in the regime", said Michael Madden, an analyst at the U.S. -Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The North took control of much of the South before a United Nations -backed force of USA troops pushed back the invading troops and entered the North's territory.

Providing fuel to the ferry would have been a hard decision for Seoul because of concerns that North Korea is trying to use the Olympics to poke holes in global sanctions against the country over its nuclear and missile programs.

Pence, who is leading the U.S. delegation to the Olympics, briefly encountered Kim Yong-nam at the Games but the two tried to avoid directly facing each other.

Lookalikes of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, who caused a stir at Friday's Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony, have thanked organisers for their tender loving care.

The "North Korean players are holding our players back", said Anthony Jeon, 24, a law student.

During previous attempts at ending the crisis the United States and its allies have provided financial incentives to North Korea or agreed to suspend military exercises with South Korea.

Related News:

  • Frank Reich reportedly has five-year deal to become Colts coach

    Frank Reich reportedly has five-year deal to become Colts coach

    Eagles coach Doug Pederson calls the plays but Reich was instrumental in orchestrating the offense too. He helped develop Carson Wentz into a star and turn Nick Foles into a quality starting quarterback.
    OxyContin maker to stop promoting opioids

    OxyContin maker to stop promoting opioids

    The government claims the results have been tragic - and left government agencies with millions in social and health care costs. In 2010 Purdue reformulated OxyContin to make it harder to crush and stopped selling the original form of the drug.
    Boston radio host suspended for racist impression of Tom Brady's agent

    Boston radio host suspended for racist impression of Tom Brady's agent

    He also posted an apology on Twitter to both Yee and his audience for the "regrettable" stunt. He got into some hot water Friday for a racist segment he did.
  • Mike Pence insists 'no daylight' between US and South Korea over talks

    Mike Pence insists 'no daylight' between US and South Korea over talks

    The discarded grid girls of Formula One and the defunct women of darts might consider relocating to North Korea . A joint ice hockey team, comprising of both North and South Korean players will take part in the Winter Games.
    Kane Nets Again as Tottenham Top Arsenal

    Kane Nets Again as Tottenham Top Arsenal

    On the other end, Son Heung-Min skied a good chance and Alli hit just wide with only the keeper to beat. It is The Lilywhites' form against the rest of the top six in which we normally see them struggle.
    Let Rohingya return home when conditions are right

    Let Rohingya return home when conditions are right

    Myanmar denies ethnic cleansing, and says its security forces mounted legitimate counter-insurgency clearance operations. Burmese citizens Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were detained on December 12 for allegedly obtaining confidential documents.
  • Arsenal new boy Mkhitaryan names his 'best ever' team-mate

    Arsenal new boy Mkhitaryan names his 'best ever' team-mate

    Even in five-a-side he's able to score goals, so when they guys can repeat that at the top level. And it's too early to compare them to each other, I still need time to work with Arsene Wenger.
    Manchester United fans troll Arsenal after Henrikh Mkhitaryan 'shambles' v Spurs

    Manchester United fans troll Arsenal after Henrikh Mkhitaryan 'shambles' v Spurs

    I can understand him from step one and hopefully for the next games we are going to achieve more . In reference to Carzola's possible retirement, Wenger said; "I hope not, he's on the UEFA List".
    Senate leaders optimistic about budget deal as another shutdown deadline approaches

    Senate leaders optimistic about budget deal as another shutdown deadline approaches

    The deal would also end - at least for a while - the prolonged congressional cycle of fiscal standoffs and short-term spending patches.
  • Jayhawks suffer 80-64 upset loss to Baylor

    Jayhawks suffer 80-64 upset loss to Baylor

    The Baylor Bears are averaging 77.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting. ON the season, Kansas basketball averages 82.5 points, 36.1 rebounds and 17.4 assists per game. "Just a grind-it-out.
    William Byron fastest in Saturday's MENCS Daytona practice

    William Byron fastest in Saturday's MENCS Daytona practice

    All four Hendrick cars and all four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas made it into the group of 12 for the second round of qualifying. Byron turned a lap of 210.681 miles per hour in Saturday afternoon's practice at Daytona International Speedway.

    Ltd. Purchases 25544 Shares of Walt Disney Co (DIS)

    Wehner David M. sold $2.59M worth of stock. 2,334 shares were sold by Olsavsky Brian T, worth $2.31 million on Tuesday, August 15. Putnam Fl Inv Management Company holds 1.01% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 107,582 shares.


Most liked

Time, TV schedule, and how to watch Sunday's figure skating online
Only the top five nations will contend for medals Monday, when the ice dance, men's and women's free skates will be performed. With a ballerina's grace and diva's range of emotion, Medvedeva also earned the highest component score, 38.23.

NY attorney general files suit against Harvey Weinstein and company
Last month an investment group began exclusive negotiations for the company's assets. A Weinstein attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

North Korea: Cracks in US-Japan-South Korea alliance start to show
Pence's seat in the VIP box, where world leaders sat to cheer their teams on during a vibrant opening ceremony. The opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Games is over and the Games are about to begin.

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President to Pyongyang for monumental summit
None of the performers in the opening ceremony, which involves athletes from all over the world, were harmed in the incident. Navy, and in early 1953 was assigned to Task Force 77 as a petty officer aboard a ship patrolling the North Korean coast.

Teenager Red Gerard bags Team USA's first Olympic gold medal in slopestyle
Speaking of his very vocally supportive family he said: 'I can not wait to see them all and see what they have to say'. The 19-year-old beat defending champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada, with Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan in third.

Blame game on as train mows down 5 elephants in Assam
This issue figured in the meeting between forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma and officials of NF Railway in Hojai on Sunday. Green activists say encroachment and habitat destruction have forced elephants to stray out of traditional routes for food.

Disney ticket prices on rise in Orlando
We have been telling you for a couple of weeks now - if it's February, it must be time for Disney's annual ticket price increases. The price changes seem to be part of Disney's plan to get people to visit the parks for as many days as possible.

Serena ready for comeback at Fed Cup
The anticipation of her return to tennis after the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia, was not lost on the local crowd. Williams had told Vogue magazine that she developed several small blood clots in her lungs after her daughter was born.

Liverpool's Lallana in contention to face old club Southampton
Watch as Jurgen Klopp discussed Liverpool's comfortable 2-0 win at Southampton , as his side move up to third in the Premier League table.

Iranian drone penetrates Israeli airspace; Israel responds with attacks in Syria
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin praised the nation's security forces and spoke to the injured pilot. It is reported that Israel also launched at least three missiles toward Syria since December.

Trump has 'full confidence' in Kelly
One of the people said Trump was angry that Kelly did not bring the Porter allegations to him sooner. Sorenson denied the allegations, instead blaming Corbett for the physical violence.

Pogba starts but no Rashford for Manchester United
He is quite clever so he has increased the competition between keepers and that's a good thing between the three of them. "The best I have seen him play this season was in United's win at Everton on New Year's Day".

President Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress
Early Thursday the budget bill seemed like a go, until Paul objected to the spending increases attached to the bill . The failure to pass a budget bill on time has become a familiar sight in Washington . "Just signed Bill", he wrote.

Erdogan says Turkish chopper shot down in Syria operation
The Turkish military in a statement did not specify a reason for why the helicopter fell. The Syrian army could not be reached for comment.

Auburn basketball comes in as a two seed in NCAA Bracket Preview
Michigan State is coming off its biggest victory of the season and by Monday afternoon might be ranked No. 1 in the country. After that, the Jayhawks will return to Allen Fieldhouse for arguably their two biggest games of the season - Saturday vs.