Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees historic handshake

Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees historic handshake

Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees historic handshake

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from bottom right, stands alongside first lady Kim Jung-sook at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Pence trip began in Japan, stopped in Seoul, and culminated with his visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

"A great example of this unifying power is the joint march here tonight of the two teams from the National Olympic Committees of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea", Bach said.

In 1951, 17-year-old Jack Keep enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and in early 1953 was assigned to Task Force 77 as a petty officer aboard a ship patrolling the North Korean coast.

It cemented what has been a rapid improvement in Korean ties since North Korea - after months of fierce nuclear rhetoric and missile tests - agreed last month to attend its first Olympics in the South.

With the '2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' finally here, all eyes were fixed (or should I say ears) as trendy K-Pop music rang throughout the grand facility.

He assured the Olympians of the unflinching support of the Federal Government and appreciated all who made their participation in the games possible.

The meetings between North and South continue Saturday when President Moon holds a luncheon with the North Korean delegation. "And that is, demand at the outset of any new dialogue or negotiations that the Kim regime put denuclearization on the table and take concrete steps with the world community to dismantle, permanently and irreversibly, their nuclear and ballistic missile programs". But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea.

The presence of Kim, who was promoted to the country's Politburo, the senior body of North Korea's communist party, as an alternate member past year, represents a hugely significant move in the thawing of relations between the neighbors.

She was the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South, while Kim Yong-nam was the most senior North Korean official to make a cross-border trip.

Vice president Pence reportedly snubbed Kim Yong-nam at a pre-opening ceremony dinner in the hours before heading to the stadium.

The UN spokesman said Guterres did not meet with Kim's sister.

Her brother, North Korea's leader has not set foot outside of his homeland or met a single head of state since he assumed power upon the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in late 2011.

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