Kim Yo Jong is a Twisted Sister


While there aren't likely to be many North Americans tuning into that game, especially since Canada vs. Switzerland will be on at the same time, the primetime slot for Koreans ensures that this game will be one of the marquee events on the Olympic schedule.

It did not specify what those instructions were.

Every detail of Kim's visit to the South as the key member of the North Korean diplomatic delegation to the Winter Olympics was scrutinised, from the clothes she wore and her facial expression to the bag she was carrying and even her handwriting.

Griffin was cheered by South Koreans inside the Kwandong Hockey Centre and North Korea's "Army of Beauties", an all-female cheerleading delegation, when she managed to get a shot on Akane Konishi that dribbled through the Japan netminder's pads.

The sanctions, created to pressure North Korea to drop its nuclear and missile weapons programmes, make it hard to give either cash or in-kind support to the North.

"I think it behooves us and our Korean allies not to be charmed (and) consider North Korea for the regime it is and deal with it on the basis of fact, not charm", he told the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.

But some South Koreans have staged protests warning it would merely give the North a platform for propaganda.

"The United States is again kicking up a defamation campaign against the DPRK, intentionally attributing Warmbier's death to the latter", state-run news agency KCNA said late Thursday, using the initials of the North's official name.

The South Korean government invited their neighbours to the Games in a bid to reduce tensions after a year of soaring war fears and numerous missile tests by North Korea.

But the North's participation has been undoubted PR success for the secretive regime and the inclusion of Kim Jong-un's sister in the Olympic delegation stunned the global community.

The revelation comes as crippling sanctions ratchet up the pressure on the North Korean regime, with soldiers and officials reportedly foraging for food as supplies and oil rations quickly dry up.

"Marking the 77th birth anniversary of Kim Jong-il's on Friday, the Rodong Sinmun" Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's mainstream party newspaper, "flaunted" the former leader's nuclear achievement. If the dialogue were to happen, it would have to be aimed at denuclearization, she said.

Moon however provided Pence with a readout of the historic luncheon between the North and South. Health issues could also affect his ability to preside at a possible summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang.

Leading the delegation was North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong.