It’s hard not to yawn.
North and South Korea have agreed to hold preliminary military talks on 8 February, in an attempt to defuse heightened tensions on the peninsula.
South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak urged the North to seize a “good chance” to improve relations.
The Koreas will discuss the two deadly attacks by Pyongyang against the South, which killed a total of 50 people, Seoul’s defence ministry said.
The talks may lead to a more senior meeting, possibly at ministerial level.