North Korea proposes parliamentary talks with South

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Friday proposed holding parliamentary talks with South Korea in its latest diplomatic overture toward Seoul after months of animosity.
South Korea quickly dismissed the idea, saying that the two sides were already discussing a preliminary meeting for high-level defense talks.
The Koreas have been in a standoff following the North's November shelling of a South Korean island and its alleged attack on a South Korean warship in March.