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    South Korea Proposes Talks With North Over Olympics

    Can they stick the landing? On Monday, Kim Jong Un unexpectedly declared that he was ready to negotiate the North’s participation in the South Korean-hosted Winter Olympics. Now Seoul’s reunification minister’s proposing meeting in the historic truce village between the two nations. It’s seen as a groundbreaking chance to ease tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons testing and threats, which South Korean President Moon Jae-in insists be included in any discussions. But experts say that topic, plus Kim’s demand that Seoul cancel spring military exercises with the U.S., are likely dealbreakers.

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