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.”
North Korea's latest missile launches were meant as a warning to Washington and Seoul over their joint war games, the North's leader Kim Jong Un said, according to state news agency KCNA.
The launches, the third round of missile launches in a week, were fired off separately from North Korea's eastern coast early Friday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff told Yonhap.
The test verified the combat effectiveness of the overall system, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un predicted "it would be an inescapable distress to the forces becoming a fat target of the weapon", state news agency KCNA said.
Thursday's missile tests were the first since Kim and US President Donald Trump agreed to resume nuclear talks during an impromptu meeting last month in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea.
John Bolton is meeting South Korea's chief of National Security Office, defence minister, and foreign minister in Seoul to discuss issues including denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and ways to strengthen the South Korea-US alliance.
South Korea is seeking compensation for the victims of forced labour, as Japan restricts the export of key chemicals to Seoul.
Professor Edward Erickson says Turkey’s S-400 acquisition is a ‘political problem’ rather than a military problem for the US but doesn’t think Turkey’s role in NATO will be affected by the F-35 issue.
Kim Jong-un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military, a move interpreted by some as a chance to project the image of the country as a normal state and the leader as the bringer of peace.
President Donald Trump becomes the first US leader to enter North Korean territory after meeting its leader Kim Jong-un at the DMZ.
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