Media Busy Fangirling The Sister Of Brutal North Korean Dictator

Kim Jong Un's Sister Arrives in South Korea

Kim Jong Un's Sister Arrives in South Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence also attended the Games opening ceremony but had no contact with the North Korean delegation.

He added that the officials spoke about inter-Korean relations under a "friendly atmosphere" at the Presidential Blue House.

Trump has at times questioned the goal of further talks with the North after years of negotiations by previous USA administrations failed to halt the North's weapons programs.

"There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile programs", Pence said.

The virus broke out ahead of Friday's opening ceremony and led to some 1,200 security staff being quarantined.

It would be the first summit in more than a decade between Korean leaders. The year of 2010 saw arguably one of the worst armed provocations by the North, as it sank South Korean corvette Cheonan, killing 46 seamen.

The North Korean diplomatic initiative comes amid growing global pressure, led by the United States, aimed at imposing maximum economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime.

The younger Kim's trip to the South marks the first time that a member of the North's ruling dynasty has visited since the Korean war, which ended in an armistice in 1953.

Officials have anxious about such attacks coming from North Korea amidst political tensions with South Korea, and Russian Federation following the country's ban from the games due to a systematic doping scheme.

The Games has seen better ties between the two Koreas despite tensions over the North's nuclear programme.

The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, was routed 8-0 by Switzerland today in its debut game, outshot 52-8 in a matchup that could have been far worse if not for the goaltending of Shin So Jung.

Images from the lunch meeting at the Blue House, which was broadcast live on South Korean TV, showed Moon sat in front of Kim Yo Jong, rather than Kim Yong Nam, technically the more senior official present in the meeting, and head of the North Korean delegation. "We just had some issue with our internal system".

How significant is Kim Jong-Un's sister's visit to South Korea and the meeting with the South's president in particular, in your view? He criticized the Trump administration for straining too hard to signal disgust of Kim Jong Un's government.

North Korea has been accused of involvement in a number of cyber incidents, including WannaCry - although it has slammed that accusation as "absurd".

Pence's tweeted day-after position: "The U.S. will not allow the propaganda charade by the North Korean regime to go unchallenged on the world stage". International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the display sent "a powerful message of peace".

And now, United States ice hockey Olympic champion Angela Ruggiero has called for the unified Korean hockey team to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.