At Olympics, Pence keeping heat on North Korea

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South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn a request that the South provide fuel to a North Korean ferry that transported more than a 100 artists for performances marking the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday rejected any suggestion that even a temporary warming of relations between the North and South could drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington.

Her arrival on Kim's private jet with a coterie of 22 officials was broadcast live on South Korean television.

The official objective of both North and South Korea is still reunification. Pence fired off a tweet calling the North's participation in the Games a "propaganda charade" and saying the world must not "turn a blind eye to the oppression and threats of the Kim regime".

Barring a successful appeal, one of the most successful Olympic short-track speed skaters of all time, the South Korea-born Viktor Ahn won't be allowed to participate. The North Korean delegation also included the country's 90-year-old head of state, Kim Yong Nam.

"As we speak, an estimated 100,000 North Korean citizens labor in modern-day gulags", Pence said.

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Among the previously incomprehensible scenes seen in the last 24 hours at the Olympics was this one: After the game the top North Korean officials and the South Korean president joined Bach in greeting the Korean players and posing for pictures with them.

The two Koreas have worked together to send a joint team to major global sports events only twice before - both in 1991, for the world table tennis championships in Japan and for soccer's World Youth Championship in Portugal.

After years of frustration, billions of dollars and a nagging national debate about their worth, the opening ceremonies took place before a world watching the moment not only for its athletic significance and global spectacle, but for clues about what the political future of the peninsula could hold.

The United States has repeatedly pressed China, North Korea's most significant trading partner and main ally, to do more to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile ambitions. She arrived Friday as the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the Korean War in 1950-53.

The event was attended by North Korean ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam, who accompanied Yo Jong to the Games.

Neither Pence nor Abe took part in a group photo of the leaders at the reception, in which Kim stood behind Moon.

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A separate one-page cheat sheet provided by Inje Speedium to its staff points out that North Koreans don't use English words like shampoo and conditioner, which are used in the South.

Here she was, a political princess, but the North Korean "first sister" had none of the hallmarks of power and wealth that Koreans south of the divide have come to expect.

Some members of Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party opposed his visit to South Korea, due to the Moon administration's stance on the comfort women issue.

At the Blue House meeting, the delegations shared a lunch of dried pollack dumpling soup, a regional specialty of the only divided province on the Korean peninsula, and soju, a spirit popular on both sides of the heavily militarized border.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is also in Pyeongchang for the opening ceremony.

Days later, TV news shows in South Korea are still repeatedly airing footage of Kim walking with President Moon Jae-in, often with a placid smile on her face. The attack failed to scare off athletes, and the Olympics were hailed as a victory for South Korea.

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Looking confident and relaxed, she had a brief meeting at the airport with South Korean officials, including Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, before being whisked away in a black limousine and catching the high-speed train to the mountains of Pyeongchang.

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