Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

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The moment reportedly occurred moments after North and South Korea marched into the stadium under one flag.

The unified ice hockey team for the Pyeongchang Olympics is a product of a landmark thaw between the rival Koreas following a year of high tensions over the nuclear-armed North's weapons ambitions.

But in a New Year's Day speech, Kim made a public overture toward South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Fans roared every time a Korean got the puck on her stick, and Han Soojin almost put the team on the board with a shot from the left circle that hit the crossbar early in the first period.

The resilient Koreans refused to cave in till the last minute of the game, but their poor defense and inexperience cost them too much.

The invitation was delivered in a meeting between Moon and the North Korean leader's sister, Yo-jong.

Kim Yo Jong arrived in South Korea on Friday for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in the alpine resort town of Pyeongchang, where she had her first face-to-face encounter with Moon.

It was the first time a member of the North's ruling Kim family had come to Seoul's presidential office.

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Moon, the son of North Korean refugees, has long advocated for friendlier relations and dialogue with the north.

The guests, including leaders of North and South, were invited to pour melted white chocolate on top - and the barbed wire would dissolve.

"I just was enjoying the moment (at Friday's opening ceremony); I was just honored to be nominated as one of the eight people that were put into the mix", Hamlin told Reuters at the Olympic Sliding Centre on Saturday. A hundred red-garbed North Korean cheerleaders were shoulder to shoulder alongside them, clapping and singing and swaying. The South Korean forward Han Soo-jin contributed the team's most aggressive attempt in the whole game, but her efforts were in vain with the puck hit the net "roof".

Despite the appearance of hacking, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) had yet to confirm whether that was, in fact, the cause of those aforementioned complications. There was a unified hockey team of broken and fractured former pieces of the Soviet Union that played together and won a gold medal in men's hockey in 1992.

Fred Warmbier, attending the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as a guest of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, said during excerpts of an interview posted Saturday that he doubts the symbolic significance of North Korean involvement in the games.

President Donald Trump's administration has taken a hard line on North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile program, saying there is no room for negotiations unless Pyongyang abandons it.

In addition, the tougher-than-ever stance the United States is taking on the Kim Jong-un regime is another obstacle for Seoul. His sister verbally delivered his offer at the meeting.

This has exposed the gaps between Seoul and Washington in how to deal with North Korea.

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