January 3, 2018 1:06 am
Updated: January 3, 2018 10:40 am

North Korea to reopen cross-border communication with South Korea

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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea says North Korea has announced it will reopen a cross-border communication channel in another sign of easing animosity between the rivals.

The announcement Wednesday comes a day after South Korea offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to co-operate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday suggested that the North might send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Games.

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The South’s Unification Ministry says the North’s state-run radio station made the announcement in a broadcast Wednesday.

The ministry says the North’s radio said there were plans to restore the communication channel at the border village of Panmunjom later Wednesday.

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North Korea didn’t say whether it would accept the South Korean offer for talks.

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