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AP Explains: What's behind N. Korean silence to talks offer

Is North Korea agonizing? Just not interested? Something else?

At the start of the week, South Korea offered to hold rare face-to-face talks with North Korea at their shared border village in the Demilitarized Zone. One set of talks was proposed for Friday to discuss easing military confrontations and another on Aug. 1 to discuss restarting reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. The day for the first talks came without a response from the North.

A look at what North Korea's silence may mean for new South Korean President Moon Jae-in's outreach to the North and future ties between the rival countries.


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