N. Korean ski coach: It's an 'honor' to compete in Olympics

N. Korean ski coach: It's an 'honor' to compete in Olympics”

"There were some issues that impacted some of our computer systems last night for a few hours", said an Olympic spokesperson. "I think Kim Jong-un has betrayed South Korea so many times and we can not guarantee what will happen after the Games". He is entertaining a North Korean offer to visit Pyongyang.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, shook hands Saturday with Kim.

"We are here today because the Pyeongchang Olympics, a pure sports events, has turned into propaganda for the North Korean regime, Kim Jong Un's regime, that is against our will", said Kyung Hye Kim.

Officials with the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have now confirmed that local intranets at the games were hacked as the opening ceremonies commenced. After the concert, the delegates will return to the North on a private jet, according to Xinhua.

Accepting North Korea's demand to transport more than 100 members of the art troupe by sea, South Korea treated the Mangyongbong-9 ferry as an exemption to the maritime sanctions it imposed on the North.

In December, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offered to start talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, but the State Department later said there would first have to be a "period of calm" in which Pyongyang suspends testing before any negotiations could begin.

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

Pence was in close proximity to the North Korean party both at the VIP reception and later, watching the Opening Ceremony from Moon's box, which included Kim Yong Nam and leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong.

Moon has been pressing the North to engage with the United States to de-escalate tensions between the countries, which have been fueled by a string of nuclear tests that were met with strong rhetoric from President Donald Trump.

Prior to the beginning of opening ceremony festivities, the Pyeongchang 2018 official Olympics web presence stopped functioning, and users could not access pages or print event tickets.

Viewers of NBC's tape-delayed broadcast in the United States still saw it, but it was a pre-recorded version.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In response, the Kim regime may resume testing its nuclear and missile programs, as it has done after past Olympic détentes. It provides a real fix to the break between Washington and Seoul.

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