North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a reception held in Yongpyeong 200 kilometers east of Seoul before the opening of the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic G

Fireworks as opening ceremony starts for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

Oh, and a fake Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, who were promptly escorted out of the stadium.

Moon's desire to engage North Korea was in contrast to his USA ally. He added that Moon repeated a message in private that Moon has spoken in public, "that South Korea stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the United States and our allies in continuing to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically".

Fred Warmbier is in South Korea to attend the Games.

It was a historic moment, marking the first walking together in 11 years of the two countries' athletes under the same flag at the opening ceremony of an global sports event.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office says his lunch meeting with senior North Korean officials including leader Kim Jong Un's sister has ended.

The president responded by saying that the two sides should work on establishing the right conditions to realise the meeting, according to the spokesman.

Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, was at the opening ceremony with North Korea's nominal head of state, 90-year-old Kim Yong Nam.

Kim Yo Jong, 30, was elected to the politburo past year, but remains little known outside North Korea and has not appeared much in public until now.

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"I am very confident, as President Trump is, that President Moon will continue to stand strongly with us in our extreme-pressure campaign", Pence told NBC in an interview, maintaining all options were open to deal with the crisis.

"This is the first time Mike Pence has been accused of being a snob", said an aide to the vice president, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the North Korean reports.

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

"Even though we have completely different ideologies, through this event we can come together and root for each other", Cho said.

Before the 2018 Winter Olympics began in PyeongChang, South Korea, weak ticket sales plagued the Games amid domestic corporate and political scandals and concerns about escalating tensions with North Korea. The Korean women's hockey team is also the first in Olympic history to feature players from both countries.

He was jailed and was not seen for 18 months until he was suddenly and dramatically given what North Korean officials called humanitarian release because of his rapidly declining health.

The luncheon also includes Choe Hwi, chairman of the North's National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs.

"The Secretary-General did meet with Kim Yong Nam".

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