Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang

North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind

The handwritten invitation was delivered by Mr Kim's influential sister, Kim Yo-jong, at a landmark meeting in the presidential palace in Seoul, as the Winter Olympics opened. But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea. NBC tweeted on its official @NBCOlympics page: "A swarm of drones brings us one of the most incredible sights of the #OpeningCeremony". It recently tested its first batch of three intercontinental ballistic missiles and its most powerful nuclear weapon to date.

(Welcome back, Tonga guy!) But as NBC's Olympic anchors reminded us frequently at the top of the broadcast, no matter when you watched the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, you were a witness to history.

But the overture by the North also risked driving a wedge between South Korea and the United States, its main military ally, which has been campaigning for "maximum sanctions and pressure" against North Korea.

The Olympic spokesman observed, "We are taking secure operations and, in line with best practice, we're not going to comment on the issue".

What will South Korea ask for?

"We know that Western media are planning pseudo-investigations on the theme of "Russian fingerprints" in hacking attacks on information resources related to the hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in the Republic of Korea", the nation's foreign ministry warned.

The two countries have also formed a joint women's hockey team, which consists of 23 South Koreans and 12 North Koreans.

North Korea has spent years developing its military, saying it needs to protect itself from USA aggression.

The stage invasion came just after North and South Korea marched together into the stadium behind the blue-and-white unification flag in a rare show of unity after the tensions of previous months - meaning the stunt could have been politically motivated, Agence France Presse reported.

The opening ceremony in Pyeongchang was disrupted by a cyber-attack, officials said. "The families are well connected and intensely loyal to the Kim family regime".

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