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In Small Breakthrough, Koreas Will Meet for Talks on Tuesday

The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South and to improve their abysmal ties, Seoul officials said Friday. While a positive sign after last year’s threats of nuclear war, the Koreas have a long history of failing to move past their deep animosity.

Pro-Government Rallies in Iran After Days of Protest, Unrest

Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, state media reported, a move apparently seeking to calm nerves after a week of protests against the government and unrest that has killed at least 21 people.

N. Korea Reopens Cross-Border Communications with S. Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war.

Two Protesters In Iran Killed As Social Media Apps Blocked

Iran on Sunday blocked access to Instagram and a popular messaging app used by activists to organize and publicize the protests now roiling the Islamic Republic, as authorities said two demonstrators had been killed overnight in the first deaths attributed to the rallies.

Trump’s Busy Christmas Eve: Calls To Troops, Talk Of Santa

President Donald Trump’s first Christmas Eve in office was a busy one that unfolded like this: tweet against perceived adversaries, cheer U.S. troops spending the holidays overseas, play golf, chat with children anxious to know when Santa will bring their presents, eat dinner with the family and attend a church service.

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