North Korean delegation arrive in South Korea for closing ceremony of the Olympics
25 February 2018 | 7:00 am
North Korean delegation led by a sanctioned North Korean official arrived in South Korea on Sunday (February 25) to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games and meet South Korean president.
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