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North Korea rejected South Korean President Roh Tae Woo's proposal to end the animosity between the two Koreas. The official Central News Agency, monitored in Tokyo, quoted North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland as stating that the plan is "a new version of the old document" that would "idle away the time . . . and legalize the 'two Koreas.' " In his televised broadcast last week, Roh announced a major policy switch, promising to increase cross-border contacts and to help Pyongyang improve ties with the United States and Japan.

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