Korean Families Reunite at Long Last at N. Korean Resort
About 90 elderly South Koreans are reunited with the North Korean relatives they have been separated from for more than six decades since the war that split the peninsula in two. The relatives shared tearful embraces Monday in North Korea's Mount Kumgang tourist resort, hours after a convoy of buses crossed the border into the North. Over three days, the participants will have six face-to-face meetings with their North Korean relatives -- under the watchful eyes of North Korean agents. There have been just 20 reunions since 2000, the last one took place in October 2015. Millions of Korean families were divided by the 1950-53 Korean War. After more than 50 years of separation, many of those waiting to be reunited with their loved ones have died. Most of those surviving are over 80 years of age. Among those most desperate to reconnect with family are Korean-Americans who have never...
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