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North and South Korea open first liaison office 

The rival Koreas on Friday opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges ahead of a summit in Pyongyang next week. The office’s opening at the North Korean border town of Kaesong is the latest in a series of reconciliatory steps the Koreas have taken this year. The office is the first of its kind since the Korean peninsula was divided at the end of the Second World War. The Koreas so far have been using telephone and fax-like communication channels when they…