PyeongChang organisers cyber-attacked during opening ceremony

PyeongChang organisers cyber-attacked during opening ceremony

Saturday's meeting, the most significant diplomatic encounter between the two sides in more than a decade, could now be surpassed should Moon accept Kim's invitation to visit Pyongyang later this year.

Winter Olympics organisers are investigating whether the opening ceremony was the target of a cyber-attack after severe technological problems struck during the event.

Kim Jong-un wanted to meet Moon "at an early date", a spokesman for the Blue House said.

Le Drian also said that France will be making preparations to host President Moon's visit to his country and that French President Macron is also expected to visit South Korea. The sign reads: "Slave Olympics".

Moon had already shaken hands with Kim Yo Jongand Kim Yong Nam at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday in Pyeongchang.

But the pinnacle of Pence's messaging was at the opening ceremony itself, where his personal guest was the father of American student Otto Warmbier, who died a year ago after being returned home in a coma after his 17-month detention in North Korea. "In fact, they are no more than a group of benighted gangsters inferior to beast, human scum", the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in English.

"It was a Korean spectator and he was removed from the stadium as soon as he was taken off the stage", an Olympic spokesperson told Agence France-Presse.


"The grievances that the world has about North Korea are very legitimate".

Turns out the North Korean leader is actually an Australian named Howard. She's the first family member of the Kim dynasty to set foot in the south.

The two Koreas remain technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.

At 83, it would be understandable if Jack Keep and Lew Ewing didn't feel like braving a long-haul flight to the sub-zero temperatures of South Korea's Pyeongchang. The North Korean delegation includes athletes, cheerleaders, reporters, performers, and more. Analysts were expecting the sister to deliver a message to Moon, as any move toward a summit is likely to help maintain a temporary break in tensions on the peninsula after a year of missile and nuclear provocations.

According to the presidential office, Moon replied: "Let us make preparations to realize the meeting".

President President Moon Jae-in told a packed stadium - and an worldwide audience of millions in 200 countries - that sport had the power to bring "reconciliation between East and West".

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