Koreas to hold family reunion talks

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North and South Korea are to hold talks Monday on reunions of families divided by the Korean War.

The negotiations are due to take place at the Panmunjom truce village, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

The timing and location of the reunions will be the main item on the agenda at the talks.

Agreeing to restart the reunions was part of a deal aimed at easing tensions between the two states following a recent escalation that culminated in an exchange of artillery fire.

Most surviving members of separated families are in their 70s and 80s.

The most recent reunions took place in February 2014.

The Korean War of 1950-53 ended in a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty, leaving the two sides in a technical state of war.

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