'That's scary': North Korean cheerleaders steal spotlight at Winter Olympics

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'That's scary': North Korean cheerleaders steal spotlight at Winter Olympics

The opening ceremony was attended by several heads of state and included North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The invitation is a victory for Moon who urged North Korea to participate in the Olympics in the hopes it could lead to broader talks and ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.

An official travelling with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Pyeongchang told reporters the Japanese government believed sanctions were "starting to bite", citing recent instances of ship-to-ship transfers at sea.

But away from the spotlight, these two unwanted guests, men dressed as North Korea supreme leader and the U.S. president, were escorted away from the premises.

The pomp and circumstance of the opening ceremony officially kicked off the 2018 Winter Olympics Friday.

At the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night, Moon and Kim Yo Jong shook hands in what appeared to be a friendly manner.

She is the first immediate family member of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung to ever set foot in the South.


"President Moon said that US-North Korea talks should be held in the near future to improve inter-Korean relations, and asked the North to take a proactive approach to the matter", said a spokesperson for the Blue House, the official residence of the South Korean president.

Pence, who did not have any public schedule in Seoul on Saturday, made his feelings about Moon's outreach to North Korea very clear on Friday.

"They are really lovely", added Biney, who qualified for quarterfinals in the 500 by placing second in her heat. The South Korean forward Han Soo-jin contributed the team's most aggressive attempt in the whole game, but her efforts were in vain with the puck hit the net "roof". It was the only documentation on the table on the North Korean side.

He was jailed and was not seen for 18 months until he was suddenly and dramatically given what North Korean officials called humanitarian release because of his rapidly declining health.

The early plan showed Pence, with his wife to the left and Moon to his right, seated across the round table from Kim, who was nestled between U.N. Secretary General António Guterres and International Olympics Committee President Thomas Bach's wife.

She verbally conveyed Kim's invitation to Moon "to visit the North at his most convenient time", he added. North Korea has tested a record number of missiles a year ago and has shown no interest in abandoning the country's nuclear program. In a previous cyberattack, documents from Winter Olympics organizations were stolen and leaked by a campaign tied to Russian Federation, while North Korea has also been suspected of spying on the event's various organizations, a Wired report 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.

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