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AP Explains: What’s N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea. As South Korea’s liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen to send the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010 to the games’ closing ceremony.

North Korea criticizes UN chief over support for sanctions

North Korea is sharply criticizing U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for supporting sanctions to pressure the country into negotiations with the U.S. on denuclearization, saying he appears to be acting as a “henchman” representing the United States.

US denies plan for ‘bloody nose’ strike on North Korea

The United States doesn’t have a “bloody nose” strategy for North Korea, senators of both parties and a Trump administration official said Thursday, rejecting claims the U.S. wants to strike the North’s nuclear program in a way that avoids an all-out war.

At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister took her place among dignitaries from around the world, including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday in an unprecedented visit to South Korea.