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.
- Two South Korean media personnel from KBS News are arrested for trespassing the home of a North Korean envoy in Singapore.
- At 23:30 local time, North Korea changes its time zone to match South Korea (UTC+09:00) - a "first practical" impetus for Korean reunification, says the official North Korean agency KCNA.
- South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un the second time in recent months at the peace village on the Northern side to discuss the topic of the June 12 summit in Singapore between the U.S. and North Korea, which was cancelled then left with the possibility of happening the day after.