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South Korea snubs North's offer to cancel military drills

South Korea rejected North Korea's offer to take a series of steps to ease tension that included cancelling Seoul's regular military drills with Washington, saying Friday that Pyongyang must take nuclear disarmament steps first.

North Korea releases detained US Korean War veteran Merrill Newman

North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old US veteran of the Korean War after a six-week-long detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.

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