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North, South Korea Relax Defense Posture Following Deal

North Korea has reduced its military readiness posture, South Korea said Wednesday, after the two sides reached a deal to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula. The North lifted its self-described "quasi-state of war" following the Tuesday agreement, the officials confirmed, adding Seoul reciprocated by relaxing its own defense stance. Under the accord, North Korea expressed "regret" about a recent land mine explosion that injured two South Korean soldiers. In...

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