Winter Olympics 2018: Who is winning the propaganda battle?

PyeongChang is 14 hours ahead of Toronto meaning you may need to wake up early or stay up quite late to catch your favourite events

"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", Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said when asked about the developments.

Police were investigating the incident, but they said no arrests had been made.

US President Donald Trump has been engaged in a long-running war of words with Kim Jong Un, sparking fears the rhetorical battle could spill over into a live conflict.

"This is the first time Mike Pence has been accused of being a snob", said an aide to the vice president, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the North Korean reports. At any moment, he could have gotten up and left and sat somewhere else, and then you would have had the imagine of North sitting in the box with South Korea and Japan.

Under the current administration, Abe's adviser Isao Iijima met with Kim, the North's 90-year-old nominal head of state, in May 2013.

Moon and Kim Yong Nam, the North's ceremonial head of state, will jointly attend the unified Korean women's ice hockey team's first match later Saturday evening. North Korea has given no indication that it has halted, or even slowed, its pursuit of nuclear weapons despite outward signs of new co-operation with South Korea.

That continued state of high tension stood at odds with the optimism of International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, who cheered the joint entry of Korean athletes to the opening ceremony as "a powerful message of peace to the world".

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Their white Ilyushin-62 jet - marked in Korean script "Democratic People's Republic of Korea", the North's official name, and its tailfin emblazoned with a Northern emblem - touched down at Incheon airport near Seoul.

Pence rode to the reception with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the two held a private conversation while waiting more than 10 minutes for a photo opportunity with Moon. Speaking to NBC's "Nightly News" on Thursday, the vice president continued to stress that the United States would protect itself from North Korean nuclear threats by taking whatever "action is necessary to defend our homeland". A few years later, a North Korean agent allegedly was responsible for blowing up a South Korean plane.

Talks between North and South Korean leaders have happened in the past without yielding any significant changes in North Korea's behavior.

Two impersonators, bearing striking resemblances to President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, were both booted from the Olympic Games' opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday.

On Saturday, Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates will have lunch with Moon at the presidential Blue House.

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