Trump and Kim impersonators take Seoul by surprise

Trump and Kim impersonators take Seoul by surprise

Trump and Kim impersonators take Seoul by surprise

Moon, however, has looked at the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with North Korea, which sent leader Kim Jong Un's sister to attend the opening ceremony.

For the Olympics in Pyeongchang, 229 cheerleaders and other North Korean delegates crossed the border Wednesday and are registered to stay at a remote luxury hotel about two hours' drive from the Olympic Stadium.

After being greeted at the airport by the head of South Korea's Unification Ministry, the delegation went from Seoul to the Olympic host city of Pyeongchang by high-speed train.

While relations between North Korea and the US remain frosty, at best, global pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapon ambitions will continue throughout the Games too, according to Wolfango Piccoli, co-president of risk consultancy Teneo Intelligence.

He is expected to pay tribute at a memorial for 46 South Korean sailors killed in 2010 in the sinking of a warship that Seoul blamed on a North Korean torpedo attack.

Organizers of South Korea's Winter Olympics apologized to the Iranian team before Friday's opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones.

The athletes, clad in white-colored padding marked with "Korea", entered the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium waving the unified flag - its first official use in 11 years. South Korea's figure skating superstar and Olympic gold medallist Kim Yuna lit the Olympic cauldron.

South Korea will need to maintain close discussions with its allies in order to avoid a North Korean success in this matter, as the North will surely press forward with plans to gain further sanctions exceptions and promote the arrival of their high-level delegation.

"President Moon and President Trump are completely aligned in their objective for a nuclear free Korean Peninsula", Pence said.

The custom of treating dogs as livestock and using them for sustenance is increasingly becoming a taboo in South Korea, with the country's government branding them a "detestable" kind of meat.

Since then, North Korea has gone nuclear, and sentiment among some South Koreans has hardened against the Pyongyang propaganda drive.

North Korea is sending 22 athletes to the Winter Olympics to compete in ice hockey, ice skating and skiing as well as a cheering squad.

He allegedly left after just five minutes after realising North Korean delegates were in attendance.

He will meet his third South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, at a lunch tomorrow.

"Regarding North Korea, all participants are requested not to take the phones back to their home country but to only use them during their stay in PyeongChang, since that is required to allow them to participate in the Games", the International Olympic Committee said.

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