10/15/2009

Despite launching five missiles in a test this week, North Korea has proved to be in a relatively congenial mood as of late -- apologizing to South Korea for a flooding incident that killed six people and meeting with Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of U.S. evangelist Billy Graham. The apology to South Korea has opened a diplomatic channel with its neighbor that might see South Korea resume unconditional food aid to North Korea, which was suspended last year.

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