North Korea Cancels Joint Olympic Performance With South Korea

It says it's cancelling due to "biased" and "insulting" reporting by South Korean media.
Posted at 6:48 PM, Jan 29, 2018

North Korea has canceled a joint Olympic performance with South Korea, accusing its neighbor of "biased" and "insulting" media coverage.

The announcement comes as the two countries were ironing out details about a performance meant to celebrate the Pyeongchang Games.

South Korea called the decision "regrettable."

North Korea called its southern neighbor in early January, marking their first official talk since 2016.

The initial decision to perform together was made amid heightened tensions related to the North's growing nuclear arsenal.

But the cancellation seems to be a step back in recent diplomatic progress between the countries.