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South Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions

SEOUL: South Korea on Monday offered to hold rare military talks with the North, aiming to ease tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The offer of talks, the first since South Korea elected dovish President Moon Jae-In, came as the Red Cross in Seoul proposed a separate meeting to discuss reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. The South’s defence ministry proposed a meeting to be held on Friday at the border truce village of Panmunjom, while the Red Cross…