The line links the presidential Blue House in Seoul with the Pyongyang office of the nuclear-armed North's State Affairs Commission, which Kim chairs - one of his most important titles.
The sentence followed a trial lasting more than 10 months which ended with Park being found guilty on multiple criminal charges, including bribery and abuse of power.
Lee Myung-bak is taken into custody to face an expected string of corruption charges
Lee Myung-bak is fifth former South Korean president to be summoned by state investigators
Last year Pyongyang carried out 20 ballistic missile tests, almost all of them in the early hours of the morning.
President Moon stresses major challenges lie ahead in denuclearizing North Korea
The delegation, announced by Moon's office on Sunday, is the latest chapter in a remarkable Olympics-driven detente between the two Koreas.
Seoul keeps alive proposal for a third inter-Korean summit
The visit by Kim Yong Chol, heading an eight-member delegation that crossed the Demilitarized Zone Sunday morning, is the final piece of the Games-led diplomacy that has dominated headlines from Pyeongchang after months of tensions.
Seoul's military exercises will continue even after North Korea's Winter Olympics charm offensive
US President Donald Trump last week threatened retaliatory action against China and South Korea and vowed to revise or scrap a 2012 free trade deal with the South which he described as a "disaster".
Moon last week received an invitation from the North's leader Kim Jong Un for a summit in Pyongyang. The invitation was extended by his younger sister Kim Yo Jong, who visited as part of a high-level delegation to attend the Winter Games in the South.
The 2.86 billion won will cover transport, hotel, food and other cost for 229 cheerleaders, a taekwondo demonstration team, and around 140 art performers, the Unification Ministry said in a statement.
Eight days before the opening ceremony, the 10 athletes were among a delegation that landed in Gangneung, on South Korea's east coast, after a rare direct flight between the two halves of the divided peninsula -- for which a special exemption had to be sought from US sanctions.
More than 100 patients, staff evacuated after emergency room blaze in southeastern city of Miryang
South Korea welcomes Japanese premier’s move to attend Winter Games, having already secured North Korea's participation
Around 200 protesters make their opposition clear to visiting North Korean delegation headed by star band leader
An EU official said that the bloc's finance ministers would pare down the list at talks next week, satisfied that the countries had made commitments to tax reform that Brussels will monitor.
Olympic Committee ponders on whether to allow unified Korean team at upcoming PyeongChang Winter Games, North Korea says
Turkish Korean War veteran's search for young girl he cared for in Korea 65 years ago has captured embassy's attention
President Moon Jae-in refuses to soften stance despite positive inter-Korean talks