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N. Korea to resume family reunions

SEOUL — North Korea agreed to resume reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War on Friday, the latest conciliatory gesture from a country that was threatening South Korea and the United States with nuclear war almost a year ago.

Seoul welcomed the decision. South Korea has been wary of the North’s larger outreach, noting that Pyongyang has previously followed such calls for detente with provocations.

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