News of a North Korean soldier who defected in November 2017 has begun to spread in North Korea.
The news came via towns along the Chinese border, which is where most North Korean's foreign contact occurs.
Olympic developments have been overshadowed by the news.
North Korea strictly controls news coming in and out of its country and rarely reports on defections.
Three months passed before North Koreans found out one of their country’s soldiers made a dramatic defection
On November 13 2017, a North Korean soldier dramatically defected to South Korea by running across the Demilitarized Zone.
PANMUNJOM, South Korea (Reuters) - Along the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea, the Olympic thaw in relations has led to more tourists and VIPs and fewer security incidents, tour operators and international sold...
South Korea normally encourages defections from the North, but not at the Olympics when North Korea will send an historic delegation to the Games.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea approved on Wednesday the use of a record 2.86 billion won ($2.64 million) to bankroll the cost of hosting hundreds of visiting North Koreans during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Yonhap via Reuters PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—One good defection would have saved the day for Mike Pence. Think of the distraction of a lone North Korean, among more than 400 sent to the Winter Olympics, bolting into the arms of a Sou...