Olympics Opening Ceremony highlights: A unified Korea, oiled-up Tongan, fake Trump

NASA’s observations and experimental real-time snow forecasts will be made at 16 different points near Olympic event venues every six hours and then relayed to Olympic officials. The NASA-Unified Weather Research Forecast Model is one of five

NASA’s observations and experimental real-time snow forecasts will be made at 16 different points near Olympic event venues every six hours and then relayed to Olympic officials. The NASA-Unified Weather Research Forecast Model is one of five

The impersonators - who both declined to give their real names - came to the opening ceremony "to show the world, this is what peace could look like when two leaders get along", the fake Mr Kim said. The march under the unified Korean flag was the outcome of a landmark deal between the two rivals following a year of growing concerns over the North's nuclear weapons ambitions.

Kim Yo Jong, 28, is the first member of the ruling Kim family bearing the bloodline of the sacred Mount Paektu, a centerpiece of the North's idolization and propaganda campaign, to cross the border into the South since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Pyongyang's self-promotion campaign began at the start of the year.

"It really felt like we were meeting, we were here as a group".

Shoma Uno performs his short program during the figure skating team event at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday in Gangneung, South Korea.

Pence also briefly attended an Olympic reception on Thursday, and shook hands with all heads of state besides North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam.

The presence of Kim Yo Jong as part of the delegation to the Olympics led to speculation that she might have been sent because, as a close relative of the North Korean leader, she would be in a position to deliver a personal message to Moon. The other nations file in alphabetically based upon the host nation's language.

On Saturday, he tweeted that the USA would not "allow the propaganda charade by the North Korean regime to go unchallenged on the world stage".

If US and North Korean officials do not meet in Pyeongchang, they should at least enter into direct talks as soon as possible in order to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.

The vice president and North Koreans are not expected to interact Saturday during events in Pyeongchang, according to a second US official.

"I don't think the Olympic Games, or the IOC, or the Olympic Movement would think they can solve the problems of the world in an opening ceremony", he said.

However, analyst Robert E Kelly of Pusan National University tweeted that the inter-Korean relations would "return to form". There have been some such meetings in the past, but they are rare.

A high-level North Korean delegation including leader Kim Jong Un's sister has arrived at a train station in Pyeongchang hours ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

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.

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