'Diplomatic breakthrough' in North-South Korea talks

Officials from the two sides met for 11 hours and eventually agreed Seoul would lift sanctions temporarily, so North Korean athletes could visit the South for next month's Winter Olympics.

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    Much anticipated talks between North and South Korea have wrapped up and are being described as a major diplomatic breakthrough.

    Officials from the two sides met for 11 hours and eventually agreed Seoul would lift sanctions temporarily, so North Korean athletes could visit the South for next month's Winter Olympics.

    This represents the biggest thaw in relations for years, but Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions were off the negotiating table.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Seoul.


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