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N.Korea’s ceremonial head to attend World Cup opening

Pyongyang, June 9: North Korea’s ceremonial head of state will attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Russia on June 14, state media reported on Saturday. Kim Yong-nam’s visit would be the latest in a series of diplomatic overtures by the Pyongyang regime. “Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, will soon visit Russia to attend the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup,” reported KCNA, without providing further details. IANS