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S.Korean president to meet high-ranking DPRK delegation on February 10 S.Korean president to meet high-ranking DPRK delegation on February 10
Kenny Thornton | 12 February, 2018, 13:53

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (left) shakes hands with Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North Korea's agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs, as Kim Yo Jong (right), sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, watches before a meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet in Pyongyang, a dramatic gesture that may raise prospects for easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

According to journalists in Pyeongchang for the ceremony, it's unclear what the two impersonators were doing, but they apparently made a scene.

The two impersonators said they got along well together.

In an article titled "Shameful behavior using sacred Olympics for confrontational schemes", the ruling party's Rodong Sinmun daily accused Pence of "snobbishly" asking South Korea to arrange the Olympic events so that he wouldn't run into North Korean delegates.

The real Trump did not attend the Olympic Games, but Vice President Pence is in South Korea as part of the US delegation.

South Korea's Kim Yuna thought she had seen and done it all during her stellar figure skating career, but lighting the Olympic cauldron as the final torchbearer of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics took her breath away.

Kate Yoo, 21, who like Yoon spoke to CNN during Saturday's hockey match between Switzerland and the unified Korean team, said she doesn't think it's "the best thing to have her here, although maybe part of having one of the Kim dynasty over is like a safeguard, then they won't attack".

As for Pence's trip to South Korea, his mission was clear. "It is important to move forward with the drills as planned", Japanese Prime Minister's Shinzo Abe told Moon in what appeared to be an awkward encounter, the Blue House said. "Please visit us at your convenience". The United States fought with South Korea and maintains tens of thousands of troops and an "ironclad" agreement to protect its ally.

And users called him out for what they said was blatant hypocrisy. But he also encouraged North Korea to "actively pursue" dialogue with the United States.

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She added a beige jacket over her shoulders and wore a Prada fanny pack and gray-and-black Michael Jordan sneakers that were not laced up.

"I don't think there is much to expect in the inter-Korean relations unless there is improvement in relations between North Korea and the USA", said Kim Yong Hyun, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul.

Of course, it is easy to overestimate the importance of these images of North and South Koreans shaking hands and being friendly toward each other, as well as of South and North Korean athletes walking into the Olympic stadium together.

Asked about Seoul, Kim said: "It doesn't feel unfamiliar", Yonhap reported.

With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea's presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.

South Korea and the United States had agreed to postpone their annual spring military exercises until after the Olympics, partly to encourage North Korea to participate - and to not act as a spoiler.

While these fliers are fairly innocuous and should not provoke much outrage, North Korea often sends more overtly anti-South Korean leaflets by utilizing balloons. Communications director Jarrod Agen tweeted a laudatory review of Pence's evening: "VP stands and cheers for USA athletes".

"The vice present cheered for the team he's rooting for".

Pence's tweeted day-after position: "The U.S. will not allow the propaganda charade by the North Korean regime to go unchallenged on the world stage".

Does this man not know that the Olympic Games are not supposed to be political?

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