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    North Korea Proposes Talks With U.S.

    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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