North, South Korea agree to cross-border reunions for families split by war
An emotional cross-border meeting beckons for 200 Koreans separated by decades of conflict.
North Korean Son Kwon Geun, from center, weeps with his South Korean relatives as he bid farewell after the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, on Oct. 22, 2015.Korea Pool / AP file
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SEOUL, South Korea — Two hundred family members separated by the decades-long Korean War will take part in emotional reunions next month, South Korea said Friday — the latest breakthrough in North Korea’s diplomatic thaw.
The families will be briefly reunited August 20-26 at a resort in Mount Kumgang, or "Diamond Mountain," in North Korea, the South’s Unification Ministry announced after talks.