Olympics show US and South Korea out of sync on North Korea
Olympics show US and South Korea out of sync on North Korea
State Dept. calls North Korea military parade a 'dog and pony show'
12 February, 2018, 15:46
Vice President Mike Pencesaid in a newspaper interview the United States and South Korea have agreed on terms for further diplomatic engagement with North Korea, first with Seoul and then possibly leading to direct talks with Washington without pre-conditions.
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 spokesman for the presidential Blue House.
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the first Games held in South Korea in 30 years, officially opened on Friday with fireworks, song and symbolism featured amid celebrations of light, peace, and harmony.
Washington is not expected to support the initiative - recently the Trump administration has been exerting "maximum pressure" on North Korea to abandon its nuclear programme.
Pence also said he was "encouraged" by the bilateral meeting with Moon.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday met with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister and special envoy of top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un.
In the interview, Pence said the US and South Korea agreed on terms for further engagement with North Korea, calling the diplomatic path "maximum pressure and engagement at the same time".
"It was a very emotional moment to get finally there after many years of hard work and many negotiations still taking place here", the German said the morning after the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Swiss President Alain Berset shakes hands with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam.
But one of the women told reporters they had traveled from North Korea's capital, Pyongyang.
Civilian contact is strictly banned between the two Koreas, which have been divided since the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty.
As for sharing Moon's box with the North Koreans, the officials said they knew in advance who was going to be in Moon's box to watch the opening ceremony.
On Saturday, Kim Yo-jong "courteously" handed over a personal letter from the North Korean leader to Mr. Moon and told him of her brother's "intention", North Korea's state news agency KCNA said, without elaborating what that was.
The delegations shared a lunch of dried pollack dumpling soup, a regional specialty of the only divided province on the Korean peninsula, and soju, a spirit popular on both sides of the heavily militarized border.
Facebook will lose an estimated two million users under 25 this year, with Snapchat and Instagram the main beneficiaries. The number of total Facebook users in the United States will reach 169.5 million this year, up just under 1% from 2017.
The delegation of 22 officials from the North arrived on Friday in order to attend the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics. During their meeting President Moon was pictured smiling and shaking hands with Kim Yo Jong.
North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty. Korea or exchange pleasantries w/ the most oppressive regime on earth", Agen tweeted , with check marks next to each item.
Boeing has helped manage the ISS for more than 20 years and space station manager Mark Mulqueen warned against privatisation. All or part of the ISS has been in low Earth orbit since 1998 and the station has been continuously inhabited since 2000.
A source told People that while the couple are "over the moon" about the birth, they have no plans to get married anytime soon. Jenner was spotted with her BFF Jordyn Woods in Calabas when the photos were taken .
Canada held onto the lead after the men's free skate despite a mediocre performance by 10-time national champion Patrick Chan. Nagasu, 24, was competing in the women's free skate in the team event on Monday when she landed the hard jump.
A 214-metre exclusion zone was put in place by the Met Police and the Royal Navy were called in to make the area safe. German Air Forces during "Blitz" in September 1940 and May 1941 dropped thousands of bombs on London.
The U.N. says more than 270,000 people have been displaced in Idlib because of the government onslaught since December 15. She says the goal is to allow humanitarian aid and medical care to flow to more than 700 civilians in eastern Ghouta.
Airbus said 113 of the jets at 18 airlines use the Pratt geared turbofan engine, but not all are affected. Not all of the engines are affected by the issue, though the spokesperson declined to say how many.
South African ruling party leaders to meet amid Zuma limbo
Mr Zuma's race for the presidency was in its last stretch when prosecutors dropped the charges against him over the arms deal. Some ruling party members have pushed for ANC leaders to demand that Zuma, who has denied any wrongdoing, resign.
LeBron James thankful Cavs finally paid attention to detail
Wade was one of James' closest friends who came to Cleveland just to be reunited with his former Miami Heat running mate. As the Thomas swap was being digested around the league, the Cavs completed a three-team deal with Utah and Sacramento.
Instagram is testing a new regram feature - for stories
The Facebook-owned Instagram will notify their users when someone will screenshot or screen-record their temporary stories. With over 300 million active users on the platform, it remains to be seen how Instagram's new feature will be received.
US, UK government sites hit by crypto-mining malware
Texthelp told The Register that it had shut down the operation by disabling Browsealoud while its engineering team investigated. The makers of Browsealoud, Texthelp, confirmed that hackers inserted a script known as Coinhive into their software.