South Korea probes cyber shutdown during Olympics ceremony

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"There are many things similar and the same".

"As one we're stronger than being a divided two", she said through an interpreter. Her visit comes one year after the U.S. Treasury Department placed sanctions on Kim for her role in propaganda and "agitation" as part of her family's harsh rule over North Korea, and her government's efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

The last summit was held in October 2007 between Roh Moo-hyun and Kim Jong-il, the father of the North Korean leader.

Clad in coordinated outfits of red with white and blue accents, North Korea's throng of more than 200 cheerleaders are stealing the spotlight at the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as they chant, sway and dance in unison.

While CNN and others have feted Kim's visit, those with the most at stake-the South Koreans-have been decidedly more clear-eyed about the objective of her visit.

In highly unusual scenes, hawkish US Vice President Mike Pence sat directly in front of the North Korean delegation.

Kim Yo Jong is said to be very close to her brother Kim Jong Un.

Nor do I recall a day when so many predictions - both hopeful and dire - look as if they may come to pass.

"The proposal, as well as North Korea's presence at the Games, sends a signal that the North Koreans are ready to talk", Lankov said. And the military solution would require a massive decapitating attack, not merely a surgical operation targeting a few nuclear and missile sites. It has only deepened over the years as the North closes in on the ability to field an arsenal of nukes that can hit USA cities. -South Korea relationship. Behind the scenes, Pence was working hard to preserve at least the basic framework of unity in the alliance.

The missive was delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim Yo-jong, who said he was willing to meet "at the earliest date possible", a spokesman for South Korea's presidential palace said.

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"There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile programme", Mr. Pence said during the return flight.

But North Korea watchers aren't convinced that Moon will stay on script.

"The North Korean leadership simply does not want to give up the nuclear capability it has managed to create and South Korea's engagement policy can hardly persuade them to change their mind", said Balazs Szalontai, an associate professor at Korea University.

Article Four of the South Korean Constitution stipulates the South will pursue unification "based on the principles of freedom and democracy", which indicates it can not recognize an authoritarian regime.

It's too early to say, Mattis said, "if using the Olympics in a way to reduce tension - if that's going to have any traction once the Olympics are over".

Moon knows the risks.

"The female ice hockey players from the two Koreas are now holding a small snowball in their hands", he said.

Mr Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, who serves as the first vice-director of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, attended the lunch. That mirrors previous statements from Trump administration officials when asked about the possibility of talks.

Washington insists that Pyongyang - which is under multiple sets of United Nations Security Council sanctions - must take concrete steps toward denuclearization before any negotiations can take place.

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