United Nations chief calls for denuclearization during brief talk with N.Korean official

A man takes a selfie in front of the Olympic rings installed on a beach in Gangneung South Korea

"Special envoy Kim Yo Jong delivered a personal letter" from her brother stating his "wish to improve inter-Korean relations", said Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom.

The invitation came during talks and a lunch Moon hosted with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.

"But he stayed there the entire time. and talked to Moon and Abe and their spouses, and the North Koreans sat in the back and didn't talk to anybody, and that image is telling". Later, he skipped a formal dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam.

The last summit between leaders of the two Koreas occurred in 2007 when South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun and Kim Jong-il met in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital.

Among the major highlights were American luger Erin Hamlin, a four-time Olympian who served as Team USA's flag bearer.

That summit didn't amount to much.

Taiwan rescue workers pull out more bodies
Its streets were buckled by the force of the quake, with about 40,000 homes left without water and about 1,900 without power. After the quake late Tuesday night, a family of five from the Chinese mainland were still trapped in the rubble as of 4 p.m.

Will this request lead to peace?

Also worth noting, courtesy of NBC, is that of the 242 Team USA athletes, 134 are men and 108 are women.

Otto Warmbier died in June 2017, 18 months after he was taken in to North Korean custody for allegedly stealing a poster.

North and South Koreans marching together under a unified peninsula flag gave Thomas Bach goosebumps, the International Olympic Committee president told Reuters on Saturday.

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

Meanwhile, Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died aged 22 after being detained in North Korea for a petty offence past year, was not in the box with Pence but rather sitting with the USA athletes, according to The Washington Post Tokyo bureau chief Anna Fifield.

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The 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway after the opening ceremonies!

Later on Saturday, Moon and Kim Yong-nam will attend the first ice hockey match played by teams from both the sides, according to reports.

The meeting followed a brief encounter between the two parties at the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday, in which Moon twice shook hands with Yo-jong.

Some North Korean experts believe tough United Nations sanctions that are cutting off most of the isolated North's sources of revenue have added pressure on Pyongyang to engage further with Seoul.

Vice President Mike Pence is cheering on USA speed skaters at the Winter Olympics, before departing South Korea for Washington on Saturday.

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