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North Korea says it’ll send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. The offer came during the first talks in two years between the two Korean. The South has suggested that the two teams march together at the opening ceremony. It’s also proposed meetings of families divided by the Korean War. There are some hopes that the thaw will lead to a period of stability after months of heightened tensions.
The White House has declined to comment on reports that its lawyers have been in discussion with special counsel, Robert Mueller. He is leading the investigation of alleged Russian interference in US elections. The reports say there are plans for Mr. Mueller to interview President Trump.
The head of US chip maker Intel says the collaboration by the tech industry has limited the impact to a recent discovered security flaw.
The Syrian military says Israel has launched a series of strikes on targets close to Damascus. It says both Israeli war planes and missiles were deployed. Syrian rebels say an armed depot was targeted.
China has sent cleanup ships to the location in the East China Sea where an Iranian oil tanker’s still burning three days after it collided with a Hong Kong registered cargo ship. The tanker was carrying about a million barrels of condensate. One body has been found but more than 30 of the Iranian and Bangladesh crew remain missing.
And Japan has said it won’t accept a South Korean request for additional assistance to help so called comfort women, Koreans who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during Second World War.