Unified Korean ice hockey team proves that 'winning isn't everything'

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President Moon reportedly objected to a call on Saturday from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to quickly resume South Korea's joint military drills with the United States after the Olympics, saying it was a violation of his country's sovereignty, according to a Blue House official.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has extended a rare invitation to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang.

"Ultimately, North Korea's objective is to normalize its status as a nuclear power so that it can push for sanctions relief without giving up its weapons", said Troy Stangarone, a senior director at the Korea Economic Institute in Washington.

Kim Yo Jong, 30, is visiting South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

When he was returned to the U.S., he had horrific brain injuries which his family attributed to him being tortured by the Kim Jong Un's regime.

Saturday's meeting, the most significant diplomatic encounter between the two sides in more than a decade, could now be surpassed should Moon accept Kim's invitation to visit Pyongyang later this year.

Kim Yo Jong is a member of the North Korean government delegation that arrived at the opening of the Olympics in Pyeongchang.

"I left today's Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem", Pence said in a statement previous year.

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Under the terms, 12 North Koreans will be added to the 23-strong South Korean squad, with 22 of them - the same size as other countries' teams - chosen to take part in each game, including at least three North Koreans.

After more than of year of accelerated North Korean ballistic missile and nuclear tests, Moon helped bring about a pause in provocations by negotiating North Korea's participation in the Olympics.

At a Games rife with political overtones, US Vice-President Mike Pence was at the nearby Gangneung Ice Arena as the first North Korean athlete flopped.

Pence did not meet with the North Korean delegation while in South Korea, and did not exchange greetings with Kim Yo Jong during the Olympic Games opening ceremony, despite being seated only a short distance apart.

Babilina Hwang, a visiting professor at Georgetown, told CNN that "Kim Yo Jong is the ideal counterpart to (Ivanka Trump). I hope the worldwide community will also provide support".

In 1951, 17-year-old Jack Keep enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and in early 1953 was assigned to Task Force 77 as a petty officer aboard a ship patrolling the North Korean coast. On the other, the president of South Korea sat with Kim's sister and North Korea's nominal head of state, separated only by IOC President Thomas Bach.

"The South and the North should make active efforts to create the right conditions. Where have I seen that before?"

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