North and South Korea are holding a second day of talks in what is being seen as a positive sign in efforts to ease tensions that have brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict.
Top aides to the countries’ leaders began meeting on Saturday at the Panmunjom truce village inside the Demilitarised Zone or DMZ.
The rivals were under pressure after the North set an ultimatum for the South to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts or face military action.
That deadline passed without any reported incident.
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