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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea courts China to break US stalemate

Neighboring allies reaffirm ties on 60th anniversary of friendship treaty

SEOUL/BEIJING -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signaled hopes for greater diplomatic cooperation from China to deal with the U.S. in a message marking the 60th anniversary of their mutual defense treaty.

Kim hailed the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in a message Sunday to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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