North Korea launched four short range missiles off its east coast, according to a South Korean defense official. Earlier this month saw the first (temporary) reunions between South and North Koreans since 2010. This followed the highest-level talks between South and North Korea in years. The talks came about after North Korea sent a "reconciliation" letter South Korea said it ignored.
A recent UN report blasted the hermit communist regime in North Korea for its "unparalleled" human rights abuses.