North Korea said it sees no legitimate reason for its leader Kim Jong-un to attend the ASEAN summit, accusing South Korea of harming relations by depending on the US in resolving inter-Korean issues.
The latest launch is seen by analysts as the most provocative test by North Korea since it started the talks with the United States in 2018.
The launch came hours after a senior North Korean diplomat announced that North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume working-level nuclear negotiations this weekend.
Donald Trump has one less hawk in his administration, that much is certain. What is unclear is whether it means a less combative foreign policy with countries like Iran or Venezuela.
US President Donald Trump abruptly sacks his national security chief amid disagreements with the hawkish aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, and Russia.
North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Belarus make an appearance in the list of countries the organisation says are cracking down on press freedoms.
The launches came after North Korea said a day earlier that it was willing to restart nuclear talks with the United States in late September.
North Korea fired two "unidentified projectiles" into the sea off its eastern coast, South Korea's military says, the latest in a series of launches by Pyongyang.
South Korea said it would stop exchanging intelligence on North Korea with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute. Japan's foreign minister Tokyo "strongly" protested against the decision, calling it "extremely regrettable".
North Korea said that inter-Korean talks are over, while reportedly launching at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday.
The airport, one of the world's busiest, blamed demonstrators for halting flights on Monday, but the exact trigger for the closure was not clear as protesters occupying the arrivals hall for the past five days have been peaceful.
UN report seen by Reuters showed that North Korea “used cyberspace to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks to steal funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges to generate income.”
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