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NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, Seoul said today.

There are 23 South Koreans and 12 North Koreans on the expanded entry. "And I share that".

The luncheon at the Blue House came after Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates attended the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which has brought a temporary lull in tensions over the North's nuclear program.

Vice President Mike Pence is in Seoul, where he was reported to have described Kim's regime as "the most tyrannical" on earth.

Kim Yo Jong was always close to her father, and after returning from Switzerland, she was appointed to positions of responsibility in the government, according to Michael Madden, who runs the blog North Korea Leadership Watch.

American luger Erin Hamlin said it was "too bad" that there was disappointment about her carrying the United States' flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and that any athlete would have felt honored to accept the task. "We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games", he said in Japan earlier this week. The vice president wanted to show the "alliance was strong" by sitting with Moon and Abe.

His hand-written invitation came as the USA warned the South not to be seduced by Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. But the verbal message to come at a "convenient time" from dictator Kim Jong Un, delivered by his visiting little sister, Kim Yo Jong, is part of a sudden rush of improving feelings between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Olympics.

During the trip, Pence has kept up pressure on the north over its nuclear ambitions and human rights record.

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The network's bespoke prime-time presentation Friday of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony was tailored for American viewers in a way that simultaneously was both predictable yet baffling.

They do so with as much focus on the North, which has zero real medal contenders, as the South, which in the three decades since its last Olympics has built a solid winter program as it went from economic backwater and military dictatorship to Asia's fourth-biggest economy and a bulwark of liberal democracy.

A visit by Moon to the North would be only the third inter-Korean summit to take place. Almost 50 sailors aboard the Cheonan were killed.

A senior administration official said Moon did express to the vice president that he hoped there could be some potential interaction between Pence and the North Korean delegations during the games - something that did not occur.

"They have to abandon their nuclear ambitions". The players seemed to realize they had been part of an historic day, something that made it a bit easier to take such a lopsided loss. The North Koreans, dressed in identical garb, cheered in careful coordination.

Short track is one of the most popular sports in South Korea and as a series of home skaters reached the later rounds of the men's 1,500 meters and the women's 500, the North Koreans celebrated by waving flags in support.

The prospect of two-way talks between the Koreas, however, may not be welcomed by the United States. Analysts say that the missiles, which were successfully flight tested three times previous year, could potentially reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected.

Moon asked the North Korean delegation during Saturday's meeting to engage in dialogue with Washington "at an early date", the Blue House said.

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