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He made the remarks to reporters during a flight to the United States following his visit to South Korea , where the Winter Olympics are now being held. Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesman for President Moon, told a televised press briefing that Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the DPRK leader, delivered a letter of Kim Jong Un to Moon showing Kim's willingness to improve inter-Korean relations.
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    The Opening Ceremony will be broadcast on February 9 at 8pm EST. Tirico added that the majority of the political conversations during the games will likely take place during the opening ceremony. Services including Hulu With Live TV , YouTube TV , Sling TV Blue, DirecTV Now , PlayStation Vue , FuboTV and CenturyLink Stream all have NBC as part of their standard packages, and they offer NBC's cable affiliates either within their standard package, as part of other entry-level ...
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    South Korean officials have said Moon was invited to Pyongyang to speak with Kim Jong Un during the talks and lunch that Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Saturday. The games are being held about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the border between North and South Korea , countries that technically have been at war since an armistice in 1953.
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    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. A spokesperson for the vice president said that Pence did not come across the North Korean delegation during the reception. Moon and Kim Yong Nam were then expected to head back to Gangneung to watch the hockey game together.
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    Moon and the two North Korean delegates cheerfully clapped and waved as the athletes from the two Koreas jointly marched during the ceremony holding a blue-and-white flag symbolizing a unified Korean Peninsula. Set to be the most high-tech Winter Games ever, everyone from ski jumpers to bobsledders will be fitted with a wide range of devices designed to improve their performance.
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    PT. Evgenia Medvedeva Despite the Russian ban at the Olympics, she is one of hundreds of Russian athletes to qualify for the Olympics under the "Olympic Athletes of Russia" designation. Analysts say the North's decision to send her to the Olympics shows eagerness to break out from diplomatic isolation by improving relations with the South, which it could use as a bridge for approaching the United States.
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    A few places on the Island have caught the Olympic spirit. "We will continue to intensify our maximum pressure campaign until North Korea takes concrete steps for complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization", Pence said, calling on South Korea to work in tandem.
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    Spectators, athletes and officials were welcomed to the chiming of bells as a ceremony titled " Peace in Motion " got under way in the 35,000-seated Pyeongchang Olympic stadium. The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim Yo Jong , said Kim was willing to meet the South's leader "at the earliest date possible", said a spokesperson for the presidential Blue House.
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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. "But the opening ceremony for us was a great symbolic moment", IOC spokesman Mark Adams said at a press conference at the Olympic Main Press Centre in PyeongChang.
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    The invitation was personally delivered on Saturday (Feb 10) by Mr Kim's younger sister Yo Jong, who visited Seoul as a special envoy of the North Korean leader. Moon's office says the North Korean delegates were served traditional food from the Gangwon province, a mountainous coastal area that's home to the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung.
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    Vice President Mike Pence's tour, which was meant in part to counter the North's outreach to Seoul , has taken a back seat to the highly anticipated meetings between senior North Korean officials and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Diplomatic sources with deep knowledge of North Korea's activities told CNN that despite outwardly positive signs and indications of a "charm offensive" from Pyongyang, what's "unclear and bizarre" is there has not been any concurrent diplomatic movement from ...
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    And while this seemed far fetched, there was an olive branch of sorts extended to North Korea with leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister , Kim Yo Jong , making an unprecedented visit to the South. Some observers believe a summit between Moon and Kim Jong Un , if realized, could not only accelerate a thaw in inter-Korea ties but also ease pressure on Pyongyang without its denuclearization.
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