South Korea's defence minister-designate Kim Kwan-jin threatens North Korea with air strikes if the shelling of Yeonpyeong is repeated. The shelling was in response to South Korean naval exercises.
South Korea's incoming defence minister, Kim Kwan-jin, promises a tougher response, including air strikes, if North Korea attacks again.
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- The Yonhap news agency reports that sources have advised them that North Korea is plotting to assassinate Kim Kwan-jin, currently South Korea's defence minister.
- Kim Kwan-jin becomes the new Minister for Defense in South Korea, replacing Kim Tae-Young who resigned following the shelling of Yeonpyeong.
- North Korea and South Korea open their first liaison office near Kaesong ahead of third third summit meeting between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un in 2018.
- Eighty-nine South Koreans are selected via lottery to be reunited for three days with North Korean relatives they were separated from in the Korean War six decades earlier.
- North Korea and South Korea officials begin high-level negotiations, with reports suggesting that Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in could be planning for a summit in Pyongyang later this month.