North Korea extends historic invitation to South Korea's president

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An early shot by North Korea's Han Soojin might have made a statement, if not altered the outcome. Later, he skipped a formal dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam.

On his way to Asia earlier this week, the U.S. vice president told reporters he was not seeking direct talks with North Korean officials, "but we'll see what happens".

North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.

"We don't want to speculate because we're still trying to find out what the root source is", said Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Games organisers.

During an Olympics reception and at the sporting event's opening ceremony, Pence was not trying to avoid North Korean officials in attendance, the senior administration official told reporters on Saturday, adding that he was trying to ignore them. The unified Korean team also marched together in a attractive display under a unification flag but the show stealer was Pita Taufatofua-who competed in taekwondo in Rio's Summer Games and is in Pyeongchang to compete in cross-country skiing-for reprising his bare-chested appearance as flag bearer for Tonga. US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership traded insults as tensions rose.

Pence is viewing the short-track competition, in which eight Americans are participating.

Asked whether it was hard for him to see Jong Un's sister sitting behind Vice President Pence at the Opening Ceremony, Mr. Warmbier said: 'No, she's in the Kim family, ' suggesting that he did not attribute the same blame for his son's fate to her as he does to her dictator brother. He refused to acknowledge Kim Yong-nam during a brief stop at a dinner Friday night and remained seated when athletes from North and South Korea marched in the opening ceremony.

"The Vice President is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the global maximum pressure campaign and for his support for continued sanctions", press secretary Alyssa Farah said.

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Pyongyang conducted its largest nuclear test previous year and said it had developed a missile capable of carrying a warhead to the United States.

Moon hosted talks and a lunch with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.

The spokesman says Moon replied that the North and South should continue to work to build conditions so that a summit can take place.

He also urged North Korea to engage in talks with the United States.

Later on Saturday, Moon and Kim Yong-nam will attend the first ice hockey match played by teams from both the sides, according to reports.

Critics - among them US Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - warn of a charm offensive by Pyongyang, which mounted a military parade on Thursday in a show of strength.

The discussions from Saturday's meeting weren't immediately released.

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