Unified Korea's ice hockey drubbing cannot silence the 'Army of Beauties'

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a speech at an opening of a new session of parliament in Tokyo

On Friday, Moon pointed to the joint Korean women's hockey team - an Olympic first - as a starting point.

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 North Koreans should understand that for a summit or any kind of serious talks to occur, Moon needs to be able to take something to Washington - something that addresses denuclearisation", he said.

On his flight to Alaska on Saturday, the vice president said he left Asia "encouraged that we will continue to work very closely to continue and intensify the maximum pressure campaign" against North Korea.

The team was a political construct and for some South Korean fans, the loss underscored the reasons against joining forces with North Korea.

She said there are "party members", i.e athletes, "administrative members", who are the officials, and then, more troubling, "security members".

"Special envoy Kim Yo-jong verbally delivered Chairman Kim Jong-un's invitation (for Moon) to visit the North at a time convenient to him, saying he is willing to meet President Moon Jae-in at the earliest date possible", Seoul's presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told reporters.

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.

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"We want to see President Moon become a protagonist in opening a new chapter for reunification and leave great footprints in history", she said.

"South Korea has some hard homework to solve regarding some countries", President Moon said in a speech before Pence arrived. According to the agency, the delegates were invited in person.

The North and South Korean teams marched side-by-side under a unified flag during the athletes' parade section of the ceremony which ended with Korean skating superstar Kim Yu-Na, Olympic champion in Vancouver in 2010, lighting the Olympic flame to get the Games underway after being handed the torch at the top of an ice chute.

Anti-North Korean protesters step on a North Korean flag as a North Korean ferry carrying an art troupe for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games approaches the port of Mukho in Donghae on February 6, 2018.

"The South and the North should make active efforts to create the right conditions".

"The global community continued its efforts towards dialogue with North Korea with great perseverance".

His father and President Trump have both stated unequivocally that he was the victim of torture by Kim Jong Un's regime. "I'm just ready for whatever they give us the opportunity to see", Ewing told CNBC earlier this month over Skype from his home in Virginia.

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