[Korea Now Today's Headline] 09/30/THU
1. According to the North's Korean Central News Agency, 김정은 said inter-Korean communication lines with the South will be restored in the coming days. Meanwhile, Kim accused the US of proposing talks without changing its "hostile policy" towards the North.
2. Chief nuclear envoys of South Korea and the U.S. met in Jakarta, Indonesia to discuss North Korea's recent missile launches and other Korean Peninsula-related issues.
3. The UN Security Council will gather behind closed doors Thursday to discuss the situation in North Korea and the regime's latest advances in weapons technology.
4. During a policy coordination meeting on Thursday, finance minister 홍남기, the top central banker and financial regulator said tougher rules would come into force in October, as part of efforts to curb the fast growth of household debt.
5. South Korea reported 2-thousand-564 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, marking a week-long trend of a new record being set for infections on that day of the week. With this, the government is likely to extend the current distancing rules.