We start with North Korea today, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff have confirmed the North fired an unidentified projectile this morning.
This comes just 13 days after its latest ballistic missile launch.
For more on this, we have defense correspondent Kim Ji-yeon on the line.
Ji-yeon, tell us the latest.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea fired one unidentified projectile from its inland area in an easterly direction at 6:40AM on Tuesday.
This is seen as yet another provocation, just two weeks after the North test-fired long-range cruise missiles and a modified version of its KN-23 Iskander-class ballistic missile from a train.
This is also North Korea's sixth military provocation this year.
The launch came three days after Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, said that the North could declare a formal end to the Korean War as suggested by the South and even discuss the possibility of a summit on condition that Seoul drop its double standards and hostile attitudes toward the regime.
This comes as the North attempts to see whether South Korea will denounce the launch following the warning about double standards in other words don't chastise the North's weapons tests while other countries conduct weapons tests without criticism.
Watchers say it's a tactic used to sour inter-Korean relations in order to gain the upper hand in future negotiation talks and dramatically reconnect the two Koreas' direct communications line before making a conciliatory gesture when it sees that the timing is right that's when some concessions from South Korea and the U.S. are made.
That's all I have for now. Back to you.