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BEIJING (AP) — The United States and North Korea met for a second day of talks Friday on restarting nuclear disarmament in return for aid, negotiations that were delayed by the death of North Korea's longtime leader Kim Jong Il two months ago.
The discussions, which ran all day Thursday, could signal whether North Korea under new leader Kim Jong Un is ready to agree to steps demanded by Washington and Pyongyang's neighbors to return to broader multinational disarmament talks. More than three years have passed since the last six-nation discussions, which are meant to provide aid and diplomatic concessions in return for the North taking verifiable steps to mothball its nuclear weapons programs.