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IOC President Thomas Bach sitting between the presidents of North and South Korea. Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will accept an invitation to North Korea following the culmination of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Feb. 25, Bach told Reuters in an interview Monday.

Why it matters: The IOC signed an agreement with North and South Korea on Jan. 20 to have athletes from both countries march together for the first time in 12 years, a major breakthrough that officials hope will lead to peace talks down the road. Though an exact date for the visit has not been set, Bach's invitation further signals a potential thawing of relations between the two Koreas.

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Microwave energy likely behind illnesses of American diplomats in Cuba and China

Personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba in Havana in 2017, after the State Department announced plans to halve the embassy's staff following mysterious health problems affecting over 20 people associated with the U.S. embassy. Photo: Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images

A radiofrequency energy of radiation that includes microwaves likely caused American diplomats in China and Cuba to fall ill with neurological symptoms over the past four years, a report published Saturday finds.

Why it matters: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's report doesn't attribute blame for the suspected attacks, but it notes there "was significant research in Russia/USSR into the effects of pulsed, rather than continuous wave [radiofrequency] exposures" and military personnel in "Eurasian communist countries" were exposed to non-thermal radiation.

Georgia governor declines Trump's request to help overturn election result

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp pushed back on Saturday after President Trump pressed him to help overturn the state's election results.

Driving the news: Trump asked the Republican governor over the phone Saturday to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in Georgia, per the Washington Post. Kemp refused.