South Korean amy soldiers walk on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea resumed talks Sunday after negotiating through the night in a bid to ease tensions involving an exchange of artillery fire that brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict.North Korea and South Korea have remained technically in a state of war since their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty, and inter-Korean relations have been in a deep freeze since the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship.The North denies laying the mines.The United States, which has 28,500 soldiers based in South Korea, is conducting annual joint military exercises with the South.On Sunday, the North's military was on heightened combat posture with twice the usual artillery deployed on the frontline and a majority of its submarine fleet -- more than 50 -- away from bases, Yonhap said.South Korea accused the North of torpedoing one of its navy ships in 2010 from a submarine, which Pyongyang denies.
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