Saturday, 17 April, 2021


N.Korean leader invites S.Korea's Moon to the North: president's office

The Kim Jong-un and Trump impersonators were not welcome for long PA PEACE The Kim Jong-un and Trump impersonators were not welcome for long
Bennie Garza | 11 February, 2018, 06:57

"As one we're stronger than being a divided two", she said through an interpreter.

I mean, we get along personally, so I believe Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, they will, if they talk, they'll probably get along, because in my opinion, they're much the same people.

There is a palpable excitement in this isolated, rugged mountain town, as one of the poorest, coldest and most disgruntled parts of an otherwise prosperous South Korea kicks off two weeks of winter sports, spectacle and, from the looks of things, some inter-Korean reconciliation.

Moon and Kim Yo Jong had their first face-to-face encounter at the opening ceremony.

At a dinner at a hotel in Gangneung, the sub-host city of the Olympics, Kim Yo Jong was "wearing a wine-colored jacket and black trousers", South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.

Some North Korean experts believe tough United Nations sanctions that are cutting off most of the isolated North's sources of revenue have added pressure on Pyongyang to engage further with Seoul.

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

With the major advances in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs in recent years, there are "pretty serious issues to be taken care of here". Jo Yong Sam, department director general of North Korea's foreign ministry, said Thursday the country had never "begged the U.S. for dialogue" and wasn't about to start now. They are fielding a joint women's ice hockey team.

The North has sent almost 500 people to the Pyeongchang Games including officials, athletes, artists and cheerleaders after the Koreas agreed to a series of conciliatory gestures to mark the games.

Earlier, Moon warmly greeted North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, as they attended the VIP reception.

North Korean state-run media slammed Pence on Saturday for what it called "shameful" and "snobbish" behaviour not in line with the spirit of the Olympics.

Not long after, North and South Korean athletes entered Olympic Stadium together, waving flags showing a unified Korea - the long-time dream, in theory at least, of many Koreans both North and South.

The pair were removed from the stadium by security guards
EPA GET OUT The pair were removed from the stadium by security guards

Moon's office said he told Abe that the talks between the Koreas would not disrupt global efforts to deal with North Korea's nuclear program.

"Unlike the United States, we do not engage in dirty and messy acts to abuse sports events like the Olympics for political purposes", the newspaper said in an article attributed to an unnamed writer. Moon, a dove who wants to resolve the nuclear standoff diplomatically and peacefully, quickly responded to Kim's outreach by offering talks.

Moon sees the Olympics as an opportunity to restore meaningful communication with North Korea after an extended diplomatic stalemate over its nuclear ambitions.

Saturday's meeting follows a brief encounter between the two parties at the Olympic Opening Ceremony Friday, in which Moon twice shook hands with Kim Yo Jong. Moon asked the delegation, before reporters were ushered from the room.

Kim's sister is said to be acting as his special envoy in the south during the Games.

Kim Jong Un's sister is the first member of the ruling Kim family to cross the border into the south since the Korean war ended in 1953.

Katie Hollimon also didn't hesitate to book her trip from Minnesota, but she did debate with herself whether she should wear American-themed clothes as she dressed Friday for the opening ceremony.

The official said Pence and Moon did not discuss the North Koreans' invitation to Moon for a summit in Pyongyang, which would set the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in 10 years.

"We have no intention to meet the USA side during our visit to South Korea", Jo said in a terse statement reported by state-run news agency KCNA.

She smiled brightly as she was greeted by South Korean officials led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon at a meeting room at Incheon International Airport.

Kim Yo Jong's profile has been steadily rising since 2014, when she was made deputy director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers' Party.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Top Reasons to Consider a Tax Advisor for your Business

    Top Reasons to Consider a Tax Advisor for your Business

    Tax advisors can also help to provide you with educated business advice, asset management, and discuss retirement plans with you. Hiring a tax accountant allows you to spend more of your precious time on your business, rather than worrying over your taxes.
    City v Leicester player reaction

    City v Leicester player reaction

    He had two possible penalty shouts in either half while he nearly came close to scoring a second in the 41st minute. Puel said: "He maintained a good level, a good fitness, alone and it was important he came back quick".
    Los Angeles Lakers' Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye meet with new teammates

    Los Angeles Lakers' Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye meet with new teammates

    After setting the league ablaze last season, averaging 28.9 points per game, he would only suit up for the Cavaliers 15 times. Thomas began the 2017-18 season recovering from a hip injury before making his debut for the Cavaliers on January 2.
  • Overdosing Nicotine: Should You Be Concerned?

    A lot of effort has been made to educate the public on the dangers of smoking, but most of the time, it has yielded no fruits. Symptoms of Nicotine Symptoms Though you may not get poisoned from vaping, one way or another, e-liquid may get to your skin.
    Dutch Speed Skaters Dominate Women's 3000-M Final

    Dutch Speed Skaters Dominate Women's 3000-M Final

    The 28-year-old skated in the fifth of 12 heats, well before the favourites, but her dazzling effort of 3:59.21 held up to win. I was dreaming about it but I didn't expect it".
    Red Gerard had awesome reaction to his gold medal score

    Red Gerard had awesome reaction to his gold medal score

    Red Gerard claimed gold in the final at Phoenix Snow Park on Sunday, earning the Americans their first medal in these Games. After he completed his third run - the one that would win him his gold medal - Gerard waited in suspense for his score.
  • Selena Gomez sports a Selena Quintanilla shirt

    Selena Gomez sports a Selena Quintanilla shirt

    The singer recently spoke to an entertainment portal and said that depression was something that she might never overcome. That's because, Selena Gomez is rocking an image of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, the star that her parents named her after.
    Ginger Zee Welcomes Baby No. 2 -- See Her Adorable Announcement Pic!

    Ginger Zee Welcomes Baby No. 2 -- See Her Adorable Announcement Pic!

    Ginger Zee revealed she and Aaron were expecting another son during the weather forecast on Good Morning America . The Chasing Helicity author has been documenting her pregnancy on her Instagram.

    Kalla wins, Bjoergen makes history at Winter Olympics

    Sara Hjalmarsson scored 1:53 into the third period and Sweden held off Japan 2-1 to open the preliminary round for women's hockey. Race organizers expect "challenging" conditions to stage the men's Olympic downhill on Sunday. "Tomorrow we will see".
  • 6 SORE MUSCLES EASING REMEDIES THAT TRAINERS RELY ON

    Although no one enjoys the pain of muscle tears, many people find the final result worth the discomfort they experience. He then recommended that you should follow it up with low-intensity cardio routines, or a simple yoga session.
    Mahrez on the bench for Manchester City clash

    Mahrez on the bench for Manchester City clash

    City boss Pep Guardiola said: "First half we started good with the first goal". He's already for me one of the best in the world. "He made perhaps a mistake".
    Fred Warmbier: North Korea 'not really participating' in Winter Olympics

    Fred Warmbier: North Korea 'not really participating' in Winter Olympics

    After Park was impeached, Moon was elected partially on the promise of reviving the Sunshine Policy. Jarrod Agen, the vice president's spokesman, on Saturday tweeted a recap of Pence's visit so far.

When to Consult a Tax Professional When to Consult a Tax Professional Typically, capital transactions are actually taxed at lower rates than standard income, but holding assets can get complicated. If you take care of someone financially or have children, definitely check with a professional tax preparer or accountant.

A DETAILED GUIDE ON ESCAPE HOUR A DETAILED GUIDE ON ESCAPE HOUR Mental health Generally, once you get into these escape rooms, you don’t get out the way you were before you got in. Getting unstuck from a rut If you are always too engulfed in your routine, one day you will want to do something different.

Kansas City Southern (KSU) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows Aviva Public Limited Co stated it has 0.02% in Mattel, Inc. 8,420 are owned by American Assets Management Ltd Liability. LYNN LOUIS B sold $199,181 worth of stock or 3,646 shares. 2,325 shares were sold by Hancock Brian D., worth $262,725.

Were Analysts Bearish First Financial Bancorp Rahe Maribeth S bought $9,617 worth of stock. (NYSE:RHP) earned "Underperform" rating by Bank of America on Friday, March 3. The institutional investor purchased 31,673 shares of the bank's stock, valued at approximately $1,369,000. (NASDAQ:FFBC).

Another White House Staffer Resigns Over Domestic Abuse Allegations Another White House Staffer Resigns Over Domestic Abuse Allegations More importantly, though, the fact that this leaked out so quickly suggests Kelly has lost the confidence of his staff. But he continued to give Porter more and more responsibilities to control the flow of information to the president.

North Korea's Kim invites S Korean leader to Pyongyang North Korea's Kim invites S Korean leader to Pyongyang Most of the members of the South Korean team, ranked 22nd in the world before the Olympics , have played together since 2013. And don't even point at badges depicting the North's former leaders which are pinned to every North Korean visitor's chest.

Offensive against rebels intensifies in Syria, 28 civilians killed Offensive against rebels intensifies in Syria, 28 civilians killed The United States and Russian Federation clashed at the UN Security Council on Monday over the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Earlier reports said that Syrian governmental forces were fighting against Jabhat al-Nusra units in the Idlib province.

Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims The charity said it publicly announced an investigation into the allegations when they surfaced and kept the industry regulator informed.

Has $764000 Holdings in Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC) It is negative, as 15 investors sold CUBI shares while 53 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. Westside Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Henry Schein by 100.0% in the 3rd quarter.

Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say The real Trump did not attend the Olympic Games , but Vice President Pence is in South Korea as part of the USA delegation. Kim, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, is leading North Korea's delegation to the Olympics .

Everything you need to know about Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets Everything you need to know about Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson each scored 30 points for the Heat, who maintained their number seven spot in the East at 29-26. Still, there is a chance that players bought out by their teams like Joe Johnson could make attractive late-season signings.

Shutdown Ends: Trump Signs Budget Bill Shutdown Ends: Trump Signs Budget Bill Trump tweeted Friday morning that he had signed the bill, writing that the US military "will now be stronger than ever before". US stocks opened sharply higher early on Friday morning even as several indexes remained on course for a steep weekly loss.

Latest News on the Global Online Gaming Industry The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).

A Groundbreaking Football News: How do Footballers And Dementia Relate? Finally, I think we can hope that the experts would look into the matter in a cautious way in the near future. As per Shearer’s words ‘At least now people have started to look for answers’.

The Early 2018 World Series Favorites The Early 2018 World Series Favorites People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.