For the people of the Korean Peninsula, that was likely more significant than Pence's non-interaction with Kim Yo-jong.
Minutes later came a moment stunning in its optics and its implications: The United States, represented by Vice President Mike Pence, sitting a row ahead of Kim's sister and the North's nominal head of state, all watching the games begin - officials from two nations that many worry are on the brink of nuclear conflict.
The North Korean leader's, was in the audience on Friday night, the first member of the country's ruling family to visit the South.
The letter delivered by "Special envoy Kim Yo-jong" stated her brother's "wish to improve inter-Korean relations", Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said.
The spokesman said Mr Moon replied that the North and South should continue to work to build conditions so that a summit can take place. He'd been dispatched from Washington for the Olympics in part, he said, to make sure the world didn't forget that North Korea was a misbehaving and risky neighbor in the community of nations.
It cemented what has been a rapid improvement in Korean ties since North Korea - after months of fierce nuclear rhetoric and missile tests - agreed last month to attend its first Olympics in the South.
A private jet took off from Incheon airport in South Korea, carrying Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and the rest of the North's unprecedented deputation whose presence drew the spotlight away from sporting endeavor and raised uncomfortable questions for South Korea's allies.
Kim Yo Jong sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited the South Korean President to the North in person
Both of the high-ranking North Korean officials met and shook hands with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who was seated directly in front of the North's delegation.
The White House official says Pence stood only for the US team, despite other people in the box standing and applauding when athletes from the two Koreas walked in together. It warned against agreeing to talks before North Korea scrapped its nuclear program, saying it would only "benefit the enemy". "Her being here is not that bad, but I feel North Korea has shown up to the Olympics without paying", Yoon told CNN during Saturday's hockey match between Switzerland and the unified Korean team.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who looked uncomfortable at times during the opening ceremony, irritated his hosts by telling the South Korean leader that joint South Korea-U.S. military drills should be promptly resumed after the Games.
North Korea is under a heavy United Nations sanctions regime which was originally targeted at stopping the proliferation of arms and nuclear and missile technologies, but has become more all-encompassing after its accelerated missile testing.
"Now is not the time to postpone US-South Korea military exercises".
It would be the first summit in more than 10 years between the Korean leaders.
India Oman Sign 8 MoU's During PM Narendra Modi's Visit
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1 killed, 12 injured in knife attack in Beijing mall
China's state-run Xinhua news agency reports that a man attacked shoppers with what appeared to be a knife at the mall on Sunday. The man had already confessed to carrying out the attack to "express his discontent" , they said but did not elaborate.
The two flights ended up 600 ft clear of each other, thus averting a disaster, The Times of India reported. The red sign went up in her cockpit and she got to know the Vistara plane was crossing her level "now".
Bhagwat had said that the RSS was neither a military nor a para military organisation adding that it was like a " parivarik sangathan " (family organisation) where 'discipline is practised like the army'.
The victor of the figure skating team event will be determined later in the day after the Ice Dance Free Dance competition. But Russia's second silver in the Olympics was inevitable after a flawless performance in the women free skating event.
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Hundreds of people attended funerals this weekend for eleven soldiers killed in a single day of fighting on Saturday. On February 11, pro-opposition Syrian media reports said Turkish backed forces gained control of the village.
While not all users now have this feature, there's no saying whether or not it will even reach the majority of its users. Earlier, the alerts for screenshots were provided when someone would take a screenshot of a private direct message.
She arrived Friday as the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the Korean War in 1950-53. Pence had said all week that if he met with the North Koreans, he would deliver a tough message.
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The Redmi Note 4 was also powered by Snapdragon 625 and it's a surprise that Xiaomi isn't upgrading it for the successor. Please note, none of these specifications are official till Xiaomi India actually announce the products on February 14.
The visit came amid escalating tensions of the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over Turkey's attack in Afrin, Syria. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier that a military helicopter was "downed" in the Afrin operation.
Larry Nance will make Cavs' debut Sunday against Celtics
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The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Shares Bought by Cornerstone Capital Inc
Vetr raised Coca-Cola Company (The) from a "sell" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. The insider LONG ROBERT EDWARD sold $719,250. $1.02 million worth of stock was sold by Roman Michael F on Friday, February 2.
Dutchman Kramer skates to third straight 5000m gold
Kramer's first-ever Olympic medal was silver at the Torino 2006 Games, where he also won bronze as a member of the team pursuit. Clocking in at 6:09.76 on Sunday, Kramer beat his own Olympic record set four years ago by exactly one second, reports Efe.
Five-year-old boy dies after falling into river in Antrim
Police in the North have sadly confirmed that a five year old boy has tragically died following a drowning incident in Co Antrim. Earlier, the NIAS spokesman said: "The thoughts of all involved in the rescue are with the young boy and his family".
Flexible 'e-skin' can heal itself
The whole recycling takes about 30 minutes at 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) or 10 hours at room temperature. The most interesting thing about this new e-skin is its ability to heal itself when it is torn apart.
MI basketball answers Wisconsin's 2nd-half runs for 83-72 win
Sending Zavier Simpson to the line multiple times, they tried to get back into the game by trading buckets for missed free throws. The Wolverines cooled off after the break, but by then the damage was done. 3 Badgers in 2014 the only other win in that stretch.
Banks inquiry's first focus on lending
Orr said the evidence the commission has reviewed so far suggests that consumers have not always enjoyed this right. He said he recognised the central importance of public discussion and examination of the issues of concern.