South Korea agrees to pay North's Olympic expenses

South Korea's government expressed cautious optimism in making progress with inter-Korean relations in the wake of a landmark visit of North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics.

Kim Jong Un's so-called "army of beauties" are chosen for their looks and loyalty to the regime.

The major risk is that talks are held but fail to reach an outcome acceptable to the US.

North Korea's desire to be part of the world community during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is out of character. "We're not going to chase him".

In a statement issued on Monday, the South Korean Unification Ministry said Seoul would try to arrange more reunions for families separated by a heavily-militarized border since the three-year Korean War came to an end in 1953.

However, it is well-known that the deployment of the "army of beauties" is nothing but propaganda from the North Korean government.

The failure of talks will make it easier for administration hawks - including President Trump - to argue in favor of a so-called "limited strike" against North Korea.

After recovering and using crutches to get around, Ji escaped North Korea illegally and fled to China, where he explained that "animals in China were fed better than North Koreans".

US Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration may be willing to enter into a dialogue with North Korea without any preconditions. "As we've said for some time, it's really up to the North Koreans to decide when they're ready to engage with us in a honest, a meaningful way", Tillerson said Monday at a news conference in Cairo, Egypt.

Han Seo-hee, a former member of a North Korean cheerleader squad who defected to South Korea in 2006, told CNN earlier this month that the cheerleaders would likely be monitored wherever they go while in Pyeongchang.

"Under a strong position for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Korea will faithfully implement the worldwide sanctions on North Korea, while also adhering to the principle of resolution through peaceful means", the statement said.

CNN pounced on the appearance of Kim Jong Un's sister at the Opening Ceremonies.

The rest of the time beloved and reckless North Korean leader Kim Jung-un walks his own taunting nuclear path, so it seems surprising he wants to take a February timeout for skiing and skating amusement.

Notably, Mr Moon, but also Kim Yong-nam, leader of the North Korean delegation in his capacity as Head of State of the country, are expected, according to the protocol.

The diplomatic honor bestowed upon North Korea was rare: Moon met Kim Yo Jong, the first member of the North's ruling dynasty to have visited South Korea, four times during the trip. "They have people hungry in North Korea". Pence said potential talks are contingent upon North Korea's movement toward denuclearization.

"When I saw them on television, I had a bad image of them but they are so pretty", said Hwang Ji-woo, a 12-year-old student from Anyang.

Clearly the Trump administration grossly miscalculated in sending Vice-President Mike Pence as the head of the USA delegation.

Vanessa Coleman

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