South Korean Prez Moon holds rare and historic meeting with Kim's sister

More than 200 young North Korean women have arrived in South Korea to root for athletes from both sides of the peninsula at the Winter Olympics

(STAND-UP) "The power players in this region will be back at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics later this evening".

North Korea's state news agency said on Sunday its delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held "frank and candid" talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in but there was no mention of the North's invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit.

That said, these officials said that if the North Koreans had approached Pence with pleasantries, he would have responded in kind.

"The whole world's watching". US officials have grown increasingly dire in their warnings about the North's march toward developing an operational nuclear-tipped ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental U.S. -North Korea meetings (or lack thereof) ignores what was going on beneath the surface.

"South Korea has some hard homework to solve regarding some countries", President Moon said in a speech before Pence arrived. Pence was not about to allow an actual breakthrough.

Some observers suspect Pyongyang of cozying up to Seoul as part of a strategy aimed at weakening global sanctions as well as driving a wedge between South Korea and the United States, its longtime ally.

Among the crowd was a large number of North Korea's all-female "Army of Beauties" cheer squad, known for their tightly choreographed moves and chants.

The joint North and South Korean women's ice hockey team created history as they competed on the first day of action at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

"There was no problem with their costumes but they entered the media seats with a regular ticket", they said.

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Southampton by contrast are sinking into a desperate situation as they barely put up a fight on Sunday. Van Dijk left with his first clean sheet since joining Liverpool .

A North Korean Foreign Ministry official seemed to rule out a potential meeting with US officials in the North's state-run media on Thursday, but Pence suggested to reporters that it was still a possibility. But interestingly, Pence also suggested that during their bilateral discussions he and Moon had agreed on terms for moving forward. She's the first family member of the Kim dynasty to set foot in the south.

North Korea is under a heavy United Nations sanctions regime which was originally targeted at stopping the proliferation of arms and nuclear and missile technologies, but has become more all-encompassing after its accelerated missile testing. The North Koreans were in the room at the same time as Pence, an official said. Meanwhile, sanctions will continue to be strengthened.

As they shook hands, the North and South Koreans spoke briefly. -South Korea military exercises. "He cheered for the United States of America", the official said.

That would give all sides at least a few months to see whether real progress can be made.

Ms Kim and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam made up the most senior delegation from the North to visit the South since the Korean War in the 1950s.

The North Korean delegation that arrived in the South on leader Kim Jong Un's private jet also includes his sister Kim Yo Jong.

"Both sides on the peninsula have the good will to improve the inter-Korean relations".

Vice President Mike Pence did not deliberately snub North Koreans at an Olympic reception, according to USA officials who pushed back on South Korean reports that Pence deliberately came late to a VIP gathering Friday evening and then snubbed officials from Pyongyang.

His decision to stand for just the United States' national anthem caused quite the stir.

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