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South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

 

August 19, 2018



By KIM TONG-HYUNG and CHANG YONG JUN, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War.

The weeklong event at North Korea's Diamond Mountain resort comes as the rival Koreas boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve a standoff over North Korea's drive for a nuclear weapons program that can reliably target the continental United States.

The temporary reunions a...



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