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By Eric Talmadge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital.

The unmarked, slightly musty room next to the Swedish ambassador’s office in Pyongyang’s diplomatic quarter has been kept in an odd state of limbo for years.

Kim Jong Un’s sister begins unprecedented South Korea visit

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister arrived in South Korea on Friday to begin an unprecedented three-day visit in which she will attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and then sit down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a luncheon at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.