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Rival Koreas agree Seoul meeting after marathon talks

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North and South Korea agreed early Monday after marathon talks to hold a government-level meeting in Seoul with the aim of rebuilding trust following months of tensions and threats of nuclear war. 

North Korean chief delegate Kim Song-Hye (L) shakes hands with her South Korean counterpart Chun Hae-Sung during talks on June 9, 2013. North and South Korea agreed early Monday after marathon talks to hold a government-level meeting in Seoul with the aim of rebuilding trust following months of tensions and threats of nuclear war.

Sunday's preparatory discussions -- weighed down, as always, by decades of mutual distrust -- were held in the border truce village of Panmunjom where the armistice ending the 1950-53 Korean War was signed.

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