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N. Korea reopens hotline with South, talks set for June 9

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North Korea reopened a hotline with South Korea on Friday as the two sides agreed to weekend talks aimed at mending ties after months of soaring tensions and threats of nuclear war. 

South Korean military trucks drive past barricades on the road leading to North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex on June 6, 2013. North Korea has reopened a hotline with South Korea as the two sides agreed to weekend talks aimed at mending ties after months of soaring tensions and threats of nuclear war.

The two Koreas unexpectedly reached a snap agreement Thursday on opening a dialogue, with South Korea responding to a North initiative by offering a ministerial-level meeting in Seoul on June 12.

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