North Korean cheerleaders mesmerise crowds — Winter Olympics

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"(The ministry) informs you that the mask used by the North Korean supporters during the women's' ice hockey match was a 'handsome man's mask'", the ministry said in its statement. The shots were 52-8 in favor of Switzerland. No peace treaty has ever been signed.

Her visit makes her the first member of the dynasty to set foot in the South since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

The cheerleaders attended a unified Korea women's hockey game against Switzerland on Saturday and instantly became more entertaining than the game itself.

The personal invitation from Kim was delivered by his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. But the prospect could sow division between the dovish leader, who has long argued for engagement with the nuclear-armed North to bring it to the negotiating table, and US President Donald Trump, who last year traded personal insults and threats of war with Kim. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was also in the stands. "They only know a North Korea that has attacked border islands and ships and threatens Seoul on a regular basis", says Youngmi Kim, a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

The summit culminated in an eight-point agreement, built on the 2000 declaration.

DPRK state television has yet to report on the opening ceremony, but the official daily Rodong Sinmun reported the news on its front page Saturday.

A visit by Moon to the North would enable the first summit between leaders from the two Koreas since 2007. The presence of Fred Warmbier, whose son was brutalized by the North Korean regime, was largely overlooked, and the same was true for Pence's meeting with North Korean defectors, people who risked everything to escape to freedom.

The participation of the DPRK's high-level delegation has drawn worldwide attention as it signaled the thawing of inter-Korean relations and a rapprochement between Pyongyang and Seoul.

In a historic move, South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed senior North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong, to the presidential palace for a lunch meeting on Saturday.

Head coach Sarah Murray attributed the loss mostly to nerves.

The Washington Post followed suit, writing about the so-called "Ivanka Trump of North Korea" and her "sphinxlike smile and low-key beauty". The North, meanwhile, insisted it has "no intention to meet the US side". "We're just moving forward".

While Korea is carrying 12 more players than every other team in the tournament, the actual game roster of 22 - 20 skaters and two goalies - remains unchanged.

Much like the rest of the team, the three North Koreans accomplished little in this game. They (North Koreans) don't use Kim Jong-un's face, would they use Kim Il-sung's face? An electric version of Arirang filled the background, a melody shared by all Korean race.

"If there is a message to be conveyed to South Korea or the U.S., she is amply well positioned to convey it", he said.

The women are reportedly selected from prestigious universities and are chosen based on "appearance and ideology". "But the Olympic moment that President Moon is trying to generate here is not a time to nurse those grievances", Jannuzi said. "This was our first Olympics and we'd never played before this kind of crowd".

One minute Lee Yun-hwa was full of excitement, shouting her order in a tiny Gangneung pub for a plate of grilled intestines and a round of beer.

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