Koreas Reach Deal on Family Reunions in Step to Ease Tension

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  • Families to be reunited at North Korean resort Oct. 20-26
  • Negotiations followed last month's talks that defused standoff

South Koreans bid farewell to their North Korean family members following their three-day family reunion at the North Korean Mount Kumgang resort.

Photographer: AFP/Getty Images

North Korea and South Korea agreed to hold the first reunions of families divided by their civil war in nearly two years, as they continue to ratchet down tensions after a military standoff last month.

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