Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of China, assures that China will prevent war breaking out between North Korea and South Korea.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, criticizes South Korea over their tracking of a military parade that will be held in Pyongyang during the weekend, defining South Korean officials as a "weird group, hard to understand" and the "idiot and top of the world's list in misbehaviour". South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his position to establish talks with North Korea remains unchanged.
Heavy rains cause floods and landslides in Gapyeong, South Korea, killing at least 14 people and forcing the evacuation of more than 1,000. The rains have also battered China, Thailand, India and Myanmar. Neighboring North Korea warns of possible floods, while the New Zealand government reports the deaths of three of its citizens in the South Korean floods.
A day after North Korea severed its hotlines with South Korea over defectors who sent anti-Pyongyang leaflets to the border, South Korea announces it is taking legal action against two organisations that conducted such operations, saying that they "have created tension between the two Koreas and caused danger to the border-area residents' lives and safety".
North Korea announces it is severing hotlines with South Korea in retaliation for actions taken by defectors who sent anti-Pyongyang leaflets to the border. In addition, South Korea says the North refused to respond to calls to its liaison office.