North, S. Korea Restart Talks Meant to Ease Animosity

December 12, 2015 7:03 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea started the second day of high-level talks at a North Korean border town on Saturday, a promising sign of reconciliation efforts after stepping away from a military standoff in August.

While the Koreas often have difficulty agreeing on talks, once they do, overlong sessions are common. Hwang Boogi, South Korea's vice minister of unification and the head negotiator of the meetings in Kaesong, said that the discussions could prolong again on Saturday.

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