In another development on Sunday, the Washington Post reported that Fred Warmbier, whose son Otto Warmbier was jailed by North Korea and died days after returning to the USA, would attend the opening ceremony as a guest of Mr Pence.
Mr Warmbier is travelling as a guest of the vice president, and his presence is being seen as a signal to Pyongyang that Washington has no intention of easing the pressure on the regime of Kim Jong-un over its human rights record.
Kim's trip touched off immediate media speculation that direct contacts between Pyongyang and Washington may be possible during the Olympics, with the U.S. sending Vice President Mike Pence to the games that start on February 9.
North Korea's ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week, officials said on Monday, as hopes grew for high-level inter-Korean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four days.
"We'll collectively be reiterating our commitment between the United States, Japan, and South Korea, and a broad range of allies and partners around the world to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions", Pence told reporters. Although North Korea claimed he had contracted botulism in detention, Trump has since alleged that he was tortured in custody.
Fred Warmbier has accused North Korea of torturing his son.
Pence isn't looking for a meeting with North Korean officials but hasn't ruled out the possibility of a chance encounter, according to White House officials who spoke to The Associated Press.
Iraqi spokesman confirms USA forces drawing down
Raymond declined to say where his unit was being redeployed because the information has not yet been made public. The terrorist group swept through Iraq in 2014, and at its height controlled a third of Iraqi territory.
Glosserman said Japanese officials might also be interested in discussing Trump's recent statement that the US could be coaxed back into the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal between Japan and other Pacific Rim nations.
The two Koreas are to also have a joint women's hockey team for the games.
On Sunday, the North Korean government shot back that its nuclear missile program would "deter Trump and his lackeys from showing off on the Korean peninsula".
The U.S. delegation will witness South and North Korean athletes marching together under a common flag, displaying an undivided Korea.
This year will mark the first ever Winter Olympics held in South Korea.
Mr Kim is said to be a loyal follower of the top leadership.
Members of delegations are also carefully screened by North Korea.
Both Trump, via Twitter , and the White House seized on those texts, saying they showed bias against Trump by the agents. Yet again, President Trump and his supporters have found a Peter Strzok text message of which they're quite fond.
Prof June Purvis of the University of Portsmouth has collected many postcards printed with anti-suffrage messages and imagery. The writer in The Queen magazine said the suffragettes were "irresponsible" in forcing the vote on wives and mothers.
The Coen Brothers chose Mahoney for the role of WP Mayhew in Barton Fink (1992) because of his resemblance to William Faulkner . After a brief stint in the United States army, Mahoney became an English teacher, and later the editor of a medical journal.
One of the main changes with the PS4 5 .50 update is that the game Library has now been divided into two different areas. Notifications on PS4 will be sent to the child during gameplay so that he or she knows when they should save and quit.
In the central and eastern states, another round of snow, rain and thunderstorms is expected during the first half of the week. This will result in high temperatures that are 5 to 20 degrees above average at times in much of the western region this week.
She said she would use the additional weekly earnings to cover the cost of her yearly Costco membership. However, despite the "good news" that Ryan has since deleted, the Speaker was fried on Social media.
Foreign portfolio investors, however, remained buyers on the Indian bourses as they bought shares worth Rs 950 crore on Friday. This was the BJP government's last full-year Budget ahead of the Lok Sabha elections scheduled for 2019.
This latest collection of finds ended up with two different research groups at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology. The spider lived on the islands of Myanmar - formerly Burma - during the mid-Cretaceous when Tyrannosaurus Rex ruled the planet.
While the United States may have a lot of cities in the top 25, it's only the fifth-most congested country in the world. In the top 25 list of worst offenders, 10 USA cities made the list, including the No. 1 spot awarded to Los Angeles.
A strident Google-Uber fight is finally heading to trial
The breakup between Uber and Alphabet, which still has a stake in the ride-hailing company, has taken years to get even this far. Levandowski, regarded as a visionary in autonomous technology, is not a defendant in the case but is on Waymo's witness list.
Amazon 'Alexa loses her voice'
But Amazon also wants to make sure it's not setting off the Alexa in the homes of people who are watching the ad . When he played back the recording, "My echo would not wake, even sitting right next to the speakers!" he wrote.
Premier rules out customs union after Brexit
The Prime Minister of New Zealand today said she is "here, ready and willing" to do a post Brexit trade deal with the UK. Mr Davis hit back though, insisting it was "perfectly clear what we want to do".
Hot tea tied to higher cancer risk for smokers and drinkers
Hot tea consumption in combination with excessive smoking or alcohol use was associated with a higher risk for esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is increasing in prevalence and has poor survival rates, particularly in less-developed regions and for men.
World stock sell-off runs to $US4 trillion
Stephen Schwarzman, the chairman and CEO of financial firm Blackstone, warned recently of a potential "reckoning" in markets. Australian shares dropped 3.0 per cent to their lowest level since October while South Korean shares dropped 2.0 per cent.
Lions hire Patricia as head coach
The hire comes as no surprise, as many have linked Quinn to Patricia since the former was named the Lions general manager in 2016. In Patricia's stint as defensive coordinator, the Patriots ranked second in points allowed (19.2) and takeaways (157).
Koeman confirmed as the new Netherlands head coach
He succeeds Dick Advocaat , who stepped down after the team's failure to reach this summer's finals in Russian Federation . We did not qualify for this World Cup or the last European Championships but we still have a lot of good players.