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Last-minute North Korean visit sends Olympics planners scrambling

North Korea announced its participation on Tuesday after the first inter-Korean talks in two years

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North Korea’s late announcement it will send a large delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea has eased concerns over any Pyongyang threat during the games, but it does create headaches for planners over accommodations and security. The North announced its participation on Tuesday after the first inter-Korean talks in two years, soothing tensions for the time being that Pyongyang might test-fire another long-range missile. Its escalating series of missile tests over the past year has sparked talk of war on the divided peninsula. Behind the scenes, ...

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:39 IST
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