The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the firing of a rocket by North Korea and said it would take significant measures in response. The US, Japan and the European Union say it was a ballistic missile test, which is banned by the UN.
The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delivered a personal letter to South Korea's president, inviting him to a summit in Pyongyang. The overture follows heightened tensions over the North's missile tests.
International Olympic Comittee President Thomas Bach says he "welcomed" an invitation to visit North Korea after the Winter Olympics. Bach's invite comes after the South Korean president was also invited to the North.
North Korea's state news agency has quoted a foreign ministry official dismissing the possibility of any meeting. US Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend the opening ceremony with the North's head of state.
A German public broadcaster reports that North Korea used its Berlin embassy to acquire high-tech equipment. The domestic intelligence agency believes that the technology was used for missile and nuclear programs.
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