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S. Korea president opens Winter Paralympics

AFP  |  Pyeongchang 

South Korean Moon declared the Pyeongchang open Friday during a spectacular ceremony that comes amid an Olympics-driven inter-Korean thaw.

After cultural and dance performances and a parade by the athletes, Moon officially opened the biggest Paralympics in history.

Two North Korean skiers took part in the parade under their own flag, making them the first athletes from the North to compete in a

It is the latest sign of an intense rapprochement between the that began at the in February.

The thaw prompted a flurry of diplomatic activity. In the latest development, US Thursday agreed to hold a historic meeting with the North's

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 19:40 IST