Korean Leaders Back Off the Insults, Defusing Tensions

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South and North Korean officials shake hands after their meeting at the Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea on August 25, 2015.

Photographer: South Korean Unification Ministry via Getty Images

Negotiators from North Korea and South Korea reached an agreement involving concessions on both sides to defuse a military standoff that had taken tensions on the peninsula to their highest level in years.

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