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Leaders from North, South Korea hold highest-level talks since 2009
Leaders from North, South Korea hold highest-level talks since 2009

High-ranking officials from the North and South Korean governments held their most significant talks in nearly five years on Saturday, stirring hope for improved relations after months of tension and missile launches, according to reports in the Associated Press and Seoul media. Hwang Pyong So, vice chairman of North Korea's Defense Commission, who is considered to be the country's second-in-command behind Kim Jong Un, and two other top officials met with South Korean Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae shortly before the closing ceremonies of the 2014 Asian Games, according to The Korea Times. It was not immediately clear what was discussed, but the officials agreed to hold...

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