Kim Jong Un impressed with South Korea's treatment of sister

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The prospect of negotiations comes after months of tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, in which US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traded insults and threats while the UN tightened sanctions.

"Yo Jong's grandfather, Kim Il Sung, is a war criminal, and her father, Kim Jong Il, killed three million people by starvation".

A number of media outlets, including CNN and Reuters, faced criticism for their favorable coverage of Kim's visit to the games.

He did not elaborate and may have been referring to a remark by US Vice-President Mike Pence on his flight back to Washington from the Games.

When asked if Bach should be proposed for the prize, after helping broker North Korea's attendance, Adams said: "There's no formal discussion yet at all".

Bach, a former Olympic fencing champion for Germany, also told the Korean players that they'll realize the importance of the game, according to Adams.

The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Tuesday that Kim issued directions on ways to improve bilateral ties and ordered related authorities to produce follow-up measures.

How big a propaganda coup has the North scored?

If the summit goes ahead, it will be the first meeting in more than a decade between Korean leaders.

Indian-born businessmen Gupta family home raided by South Africa police
But he has so far resisted increasing pressure to quit since December, when Cyril Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ANC. Zuma, 75, denies any wrongdoing and it remains unclear whether he will throw in the towel or dig in deeper.

Bach told Reuters in an interview on Monday he would make the visit on the North's invitation as part of an agreement between the International Olympic Committee and both North and South Korea.

She headed the North's delegation and has now returned home. The two countries even walked together during the opening ceremony. Necks craned and mobile phones were held aloft to catch a glimpse.

"I didn't know what to expect", she said.

North Korea has emerged as the early favourite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

She has given the secretive regime a human face. Earlier Tuesday, North Korea's United Nations mission called him "human scum" and Trump's invitation of the defector to the State of the Union address "desperate attempts" to keep up "its "human rights" racket" against the country.

During Sunday's lunch at the Walkerhill Hotel, Prime Minister Lee told the North Korean delegation he hoped the "right conditions" would be created for the two heads of state to meet, an official from Lee's office said.

I'll say this, though: She is good at her job.

The Trump administration will continue its strategy of "maximum pressure and engagement at the same time" on Pyongyang.

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