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Combative N. Korea will take part in Asian Games

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the construction site of apartment buildings for faculty members of Kim Ch’aek University of Technology in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 21, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA (

SEOUL: North Korea said Friday that it will send athletes to this year's Asian Games in South Korea, the first time it has participated in a major sporting event there for more than a decade and despite simmering tensions between the neighbours.

"The Olympic Committee of the DPRK (North Korea)... decided to dispatch DPRK players' group to the 17th Asian Games" in Incheon, South Korea, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

 

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