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N Korea at crossroads

North and South Korea cling to tenuous peace on war anniversary

After weeks of tensions, Pyongyang edges back from brink of fresh confrontation

SEOUL -- On a milestone war anniversary, the two Koreas are clinging to a tenuous peace after weeks of heightened tensions.

North Korea appeared to step back from the brink of confrontation on Wednesday, with state media announcing that leader Kim Jong Un had decided to scuttle plans for military action against its southern neighbor. South Korea's military later reported having observed North Korean troops removing propaganda loudspeakers from near the border.

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