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North Korea reopens border hotline with South Korea

The North's decision to open the border phone line came a day after S Korea proposed high-level discussions amid a tense standoff over N Korea's missile and nuclear programmes

Christine Kim | Reuters  |  Seoul 

North Korea reopened a long-closed border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, hours after US President Donald Trump appeared to mock the North’s leader by saying he has a “bigger and more powerful” nuclear button than he does. The North’s decision to open the border phone line came a day after South Korea proposed high-level discussions amid a tense standoff over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes. That followed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s New Year address in which he said he was open to speaking with the South and would ...

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First Published: Thu, January 04 2018. 02:04 IST
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