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    North Korea Proposes Talks With U.S.

    In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by the Korea News Service (KNS) in Tokyo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, listens during his visit to Unit 405 of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location of North Korea.  (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)  JAPAN OUT UNTIL 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSION

    KCNA/AP,via KNS

    Is North Korea ready to be reasonable? On Sunday, the North Korea proposed high-level talks with the U.S. to discuss easing tensions, drafting a treaty to formally end the Korean War, and eventually eliminating nuclear threats on the Korean peninsula—including American ones. A spokesman even said that North Korean officials are willing to meet "any time and at any place the United States wants." It's a dramatic turnaround from comments spanning the past few months, in which officials vowed never to discuss the possibility of eliminating its nuclear-weapons programs. Are they for real this time?

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