South Korea's President Moon invited by N. Korea to visit Pyongyang

Defection fears at the Winter Olympics

Defection fears at the Winter Olympics

Lee is also set to meet with Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, the next day after she and other members of the North Korean delegation were received by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Anti-North Korean activists burn Kim Jong-un's portrait while the North Korean ferry, Man Gyong Bong arrives at Mukho Port in Donghae, South Korea on February 6, 2018 in Donghae, South Korea.

Any summit between the two still-officially warring Koreas would be a coup for Moon, who has been pushing for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.

Winter Olympics officials have confirmed the games were hit by a cyber-attack during the opening ceremony - but have refused to confirm rumours in Pyeongchang that Russian Federation was responsible.

Vice President Mike Pence, who was visiting South Korea for the Olympics, has used increasingly hostile language against the North in recent days, calling it the most tyrannical regime on the planet and steadfastly avoiding interactions with North Korean delegates at the Games. During their meeting, she invited him to visit North Korea.

Ms Kim and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam made up the most senior delegation from the North to visit the South since the Korean War in the 1950s.

Two South Korean presidents, both of them progressives, have gone to Pyongyang for summits before, both with Kim Jong Un's father.

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Although he was sitting near Mr Kim's sister, he did not interact with the North Korean delegation and stood only for the USA team, despite others in the box standing and applauding athletes from the two Koreas, it was reported.

According to reports, internet access and Wi-Fi shut down on Friday during the game's opening ceremonies.

Some 800 anti-North Korean protesters marched and staged street performances in front of the Deoksu Palace in central Seoul, condemning the North Korean leader and President Moon Jae-in, who they regard as too soft on the North.

On Saturday, he tweeted that the U.S. would not "allow the propaganda charade by the North Korean regime to go unchallenged on the world stage".

Pyongyang's self-promotion campaign began at the start of the year.

Most South Koreans support North Korean participation in the Pyeongchang Games.

The Games has seen better ties between the two Koreas despite tensions over the North's nuclear programme.

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