North Korea, South Korea exchange gunfire after Kim Jong-un reemerges

Choi Kang, vice president of the Asian Institute for Policy Studies, says the timing of the "grey area" provocation shows Kim is still in charge of the North Korean military.

South Korea responded by firing two shots toward North Korea; no injuries were reported.

"We can confirm at least the initial reports are that you've described are just about right". "A handful of shots that came across from the North. We think those are accidental", Mr. "So far as we can tell, there was no loss of life on either side".

The government official declined to provide reasons, but said speculative reports that Kim had had an operation, citing some differences in his leg movements, were untrue.

"U.S. -North Korea talks going nowhere; Kim Jong Un pushing the envelope, say through short-range missile tests; Trump hoping that nothing much happens at least through the November elections".

The two neighbors remain technically at war, after fighting in the Korean War was halted with an armistice in 1953.

The incident came just one day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reappeared in public after a almost three-week absence that fueled speculation he was gravely ill or perhaps had died.

The North Korean leader was reportedly seen for the first time publicly in three weeks at the completion ceremony for a fertiliser plant in Pyongyang on May 1.

Donald Trump said that he was "glad" that his North Korean counterpart had re-emerged and appeared to be healthy.

Kim Jong Un was not spotted in the public eye for three weeks, and missed out on two important holiday celebrations.

As for North Korean media, it issued a series of statements about Kim's regular back-and-forth communications with officials, foreign leaders, and construction workers in Samjiyon, a model city in the country's north.

It is the first reported exchange of gunfire between the two Koreas along the border since 2017, when the North fired bullets at one of its soldiers who was fleeing to the South.

"It looks like Chairman Kim is alive and well".

In 2014, Kim disappeared for about 40 days, eventually reemerging with a cane.

His absence triggered a series of unconfirmed reports over his condition, while the United States and South Korea insisted they had no information to believe any of the conjecture was true.

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington was monitoring the situation closely and that the U.S. focus remained on "making sure that that country doesn't have nuclear weapons."North Korea has shown no willingness to abandon weapons it sees as vital for defense of the nation and the Kim dynasty".

Related Articles

  • Premier League told: Finish season in Perth!

    Premier League told: Finish season in Perth!

    Liverpool held a whopping 25 point lead in the English Premier League with nine games to play before Covid-19 halted play.
    Third GTA frontline worker dies of COVID-19

    Third GTA frontline worker dies of COVID-19

    Ontario Public Health (OPH) is reporting 434 new lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus today, 615 recoveries, and 40 deaths. There are now 2,540 health care workers who have tested positive for the virus, which is about 14.5 per cent of cases.
    Canada Bans 1,500 Models Of Military-Style Assault Weapon After Mass Shooting

    Canada Bans 1,500 Models Of Military-Style Assault Weapon After Mass Shooting

    While he acknowledged that most firearms owners are law-abiding citizens, he said hunters don't need this sort of fire power. But as Friday's news conference may have demonstrated, a virus may have helped protect Canadians from a gun.
  • Musk Says Social Distancing Is Just

    Musk Says Social Distancing Is Just "Fascist"

    It also appears the stay-home order may force Tesla to dial back its forecast produce more than 500,000 vehicles in 2020. Tesla reported stronger-than-expected first quarter global sales.
    ‘You are part of my soul’: Vanessa Bryant posts tribute daughter Gianna

    ‘You are part of my soul’: Vanessa Bryant posts tribute daughter Gianna

    You deserved to live a long, healthy and happy life. "Mommy Natalia , Bianka , Capri and daddy love you so much baby girl. Mother of Gigi, Vanessa Bryant recently posted a photo of her daughter captioning it, "I'm so proud of you, Gigi".
    Coronavirus: Los Angeles offers free virus testing to all residents

    Coronavirus: Los Angeles offers free virus testing to all residents

    But Garcetti said the city now has the testing capacity to provide tests for anyone who in the county who wants to get one. The city built its testing infrastructure in 40 days, the mayor said , focusing on disadvantaged and homeless communities.
  • Trump tells United States  coronavirus vaccine will be ready 'by end of year'

    Trump tells United States coronavirus vaccine will be ready 'by end of year'

    Mr Trump took a swipe at the former Vice President before claiming he and President Obama had numerous failures while in office. Trump said on February 26, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., did not see the coronavirus outbreak as a serious issue.
    Gigi Hadid Confirms Pregnancy With Zayn Malik On Jimmy Fallon's Show

    Gigi Hadid Confirms Pregnancy With Zayn Malik On Jimmy Fallon's Show

    It wasn't long after when Gigi confirmed the happy news during her virtual appearence on Jimmy Fallon's TV show. But this is the beauty of life: a soul leaves us, but there comes a new one.

    How Technology Changed Gaming

    They are as popular as Fortnite’s second chapter that, according to techradar.com , will be talked about for some time. The gaming industry as a whole now has games with demanding graphics that can be played on a phone as well as on a computer.
  • Nicolas Cage to Play Joe Exotic in

    Nicolas Cage to Play Joe Exotic in "Tiger King" Scripted Series

    Cage has been announced for an eight-episode scripted series about Exotic from CBS Television Studios and Imagine Entertainment. There's no word yet on this series' title, other casting or creative elements, or when it might air.
    County's total confirmed cases since start of COVID-19 pandemic reaches 78

    County's total confirmed cases since start of COVID-19 pandemic reaches 78

    The only Wisconsin counties that haven't found a positive case of COVID-19 include Forest, Langlade, Taylor, Pepin, and Burnett. Hopkins County has a 6th confirmed case of COVID-19, according to Hopkins County Emergency Management.
    The Case For An Annual Major League Baseball Game In Nebraska

    The Case For An Annual Major League Baseball Game In Nebraska

    Naturally the sellout crowd was impressive - per ESPN, 12 MLB teams currently average fewer than 25,454 fans per game. The game attracted a sellout crowd of 25,454 to TD Ameritrade Park, even though Gordon was sidelined due to injury.