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North Korea says it cancels 1953 armistice

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South Korean protesters hit a huge banner with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally denouncing North Korea's recent threat and supporting South Korean President Park Geun-hye near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday. South Korea and the U.S. began annual military drills Monday despite North Korean threats to respond by voiding the armistice that ended the Korean War and launching a nuclear attack on the U.S.

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South Korean Army soldiers work on their K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicle during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Monday.

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South Korean protesters wearing masks hold placards during a rally denouncing the annual joint military exercises, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, between South Korea and the U.S., near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday.

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A state-run newspaper in North Korea said Monday the communist country had carried out a threat to cancel the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War, following days of increased tensions over its latest nuclear test. A U.N. spokesman said later in the day, however, that North Korea cannot unilaterally dissolve the armistice.
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    • South Korean protesters hit a huge banner with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally denouncing North Korea’s recent threat and supporting South Korean President Park Geun-hye near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday. South Korea and the U.S. began annual military drills Monday despite North Korean threats to respond by voiding the armistice that ended the Korean War and launching a nuclear attack on the U.S.
    • South Korean Army soldiers work on their K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicle during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Monday.
    • South Korean protesters wearing masks hold placards during a rally denouncing the annual joint military exercises, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, between South Korea and the U.S., near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday.
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