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North Korea cancels cultural event with South Korea

Kim Jong-un.
Kim Jong-un. Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP / Getty Images

North Korea has canceled one of its joint projects with South Korea in advance of the Winter Olympics next month over South Korean media reports which the North says have defamed its “sincere” measures for the Olympics, per the AP.

The big picture: The relationship between the North and the South, no matter the North’s proposal of a reunification, will include a fair amount of back-and-forth. Ministry officials expect a joint training session between the countries’ non-Olympic skiers at a ski resort in North Korea to go on as planned.