The Week June 12-18


Softer Talk in Korea

The leaders of North Korea and South Korea have agreed to meet in an attempt to defuse the tensions that have developed over the North's nuclear program. It would be the first time leaders of the two countries have met since the two Koreas were established in the wake of World War II. Matchmaker in the meeting was former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who met with Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang and then conveyed his invitation to South Korean President Kim Young Sam, who accepted. Korean summits have been proposed in the past but have never...

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