The South Korean military claims that North Korean military has launched an "unidentified projectile" into the sea, marking the second time North Korea has conducted a weapons test in a single week.
North Korea launches a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from its Chagang Province. The missile reached an altitude of 2,000 km before landing in the Sea of Japan. It is North Korea's first IRBM launch since 2017. South Korea's National Security Council holds an emergency meeting in response to the launch.
North Korea rejects South Korea's offer to send special envoys to defuse the current tensions on the peninsula, after having destroyed the Inter-Korean Liaison Office, and says the Korean People's Army will re-enter the demilitarized Kaesong and Mount Kumgang areas.
A Korean People's Army soldier defects to South Korea via the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). He was shot and injured by fellow North Korean soldiers as he crossed to the South Korean side at Panmunjom, and has been taken to hospital.
North Korea launches a long range rocket that critics claim is a test of banned technology for a long range missile that could hit the United States. South Korea's military says the rocket released an object into orbit.