South Korean skiers in rare flight to North

South Korean skiers in rare flight to NorthA group of South Korean skiers flew to North Korea on Wednesday ahead of the Winter Olympics to train with their rivals, on a rare direct flight after Washington exempted it from sanctions. It was the latest in a flurry of cross-border trips in the run-up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which have seen a rare apparent rapprochement on the peninsula after months of high tensions over the North’s nuclear programme. The 45-strong delegation, including 24 skiers — none of them slated to take part in the Games — travelled to the North’s Masikryong ski resort, a pet project of leader Kim Jong-Un.

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