N Korean nuclear strike could cause chaos in US

South Korea switches off propaganda broadcasts, Moon upbeat on...
A few things ongoing at the moment. RoK loudspeakers have been turned off for the first time in two years. Moon is praising Tubby III for saying publicy what he's been doing for months;
“North Korea’s decision to freeze its nuclear programme is a significant decision for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a regular meeting at the Blue House on Monday.

“It is a green light that raises the chances of positive outcomes at the North’s summits with South Korea and the United States. If North Korea goes the path of complete denuclearisation starting from this, then a bright future for North Korea can be guaranteed.”
According to the Global Times, the US can't take all of the praise for the meeting:
The Global Times, a hawkish tabloid newspaper run by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, said all parties “should cherish this hard-won state of affairs” and continue to make efforts towards peace and denuclearisation.

“Washington should not regard North Korea’s halt to nuclear and missile tests as a result of its maximum pressure,” the Global Times wrote.

“It must be attributed to multiple factors, one of which is that Pyongyang has mastered certain advanced nuclear technologies and successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of more than 10,000 km.”
03.09.2017, DPRK's last nuclear test (alleged thermonuclear)
28.11.2017, DPRK's last missile test
02.12.2017, earthquake reported in the region of the DPRK test site.

North Korea agrees to let South Korean media broadcast part of...
Tubby III is allowing part of the bilateral meeting to be filmed between him and Moon on Friday:
North Korea has agreed to a live broadcast by South Korean media of part of Friday’s summit, as well as summit coverage by the South’s reporters in the North’s part of the Joint Security Area at the border, Seoul’s presidential Blue House said on Monday.

The two sides held working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the border truce village of Panmunjom to discuss matters of protocol, security and press coverage ahead of the summit.
China says 32 nationals killed when bus falls off bridge in North...
Tourism still seems to appeal to some. $44M revenue per annum apparently:
Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died when a bus crashed off a bridge in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese nationals in critical condition.

Chinese tourists make up about 80 percent of all foreign visitors to North Korea, says a South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates that tourism generates revenue of about $44 million each year for the isolated country.

Chinese diplomats visited the scene of Sunday’s crash in North Hwanghae province, the foreign ministry said.


State television’s main Chinese-language news channel showed images of a crashed blue bus with its wheels in the air, in footage taken in pouring rain in the dark.
 

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