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Pence, who was in South Korea for the Olympics, has said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea.

Asia experts said Pence's sour conduct toward the North Koreans could be seen as disrespectful to the South Korean hosts, who were demonstrating a moment of harmony with the North. It has dispatched a delegation of almost 500 people - mostly musicians, dancers, and an all-female cheering squad - and has been pushing its participation as a sign of willingness to work with Seoul, through greater exchanges, to ease what has been a year of very high tensions on the peninsula.

On Saturday North Korean leader Kim Jong-un invited the South's President, Moon Jae-in, to Pyongyang for talks.

According to those who were at the venue to witness the scene, the North Korean cheerleaders did not stop chanting - "We are one!"

In a pool report filed from Pence's flight to Alaska from PyeongChang on Saturday night, a senior administration official said that the Vice-President had not been trying to avoid the North Koreans so much as he was trying to ignore them.

Moon did not immediately accept the invitation and has said he hopes the "right conditions" will be created so it can go ahead.

Another demonstrator shouted: 'Having these red communists in the heart of Seoul is an utter humiliation!'

After making the sign of the cross as she stepped onto the ice to win gold in the 2010 Vancouver Games with a record-breaking score, Kim teamed up with Korean bishops for a national rosary campaign.

During an intermission, South Korean rappers Dynamic Duo took to a stage and worked up excited young South Koreans around them with a version of Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk".


The Kim sister put her hands to her mouth in the first period when North Korean forward Jong Su Hyon went close.

The formal meeting between Moon and the delegation was held the day after the two nations' athletes marched under a unified flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday. "There are some who would not want to be in the same room together if it wasn't for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics".

Kim Yo Jong, 30, is an increasingly prominent figure in her brother's government and the first member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

And there's even more intrigue: It appears that she brought a folder with her into the meeting.

Coach Sarah Murray has two assistants, South Korean Kim Doyun and North Korean Pak Choi-Ho - as well as Rebecca Baker from the USA.

"Kim Yo Jong is the ideal counterpart to this", Hwang said.

By also sending a youthful, photogenic individual who would surely draw worldwide attention at the Olympics, Kim might have also been trying to construct a fresher image of the country, particularly in face of US efforts to use the Olympics as an occasion to highlight the North's brutal human rights record. Wearing a black coat and with her hair pulled back, she presents a marked contrast to the ceremonial head of North Korea's government - the often expressionless Kim Yong Nam, 90.

After meeting with Moon, the North Korean delegates boarded a bullet train to Gangneung, a coastal city hosting some Olympic events.

On one side of the arena, North Korea's cheerleaders made noise from the opening face-off.

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