Trump considering visit to Korean DMZ next month, source says

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un

Pyongyang has denied responsibility for the cyberattacks, criticizing Seoul for "fabricating" claims about online attacks, Reuters said.

The university's email also told residents and visitors to the school to prepare for emergency sirens and to follow instructions.

The North's ruler vowed to take "high-level" retaliation against Washington as Trump threatened to "totally destroy" the North. The WPK held the plenary meeting to conduct the personnel reshuffle days before its 72nd anniversary of the founding which falls on Tuesday.

South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean relations, confirmed that no major event or ceremony was held in the North on Tuesday to celebrate the founding of the ruling party.

The drills prompted South Korean and US forces to conduct their short-range defence drill last month, the source added. North Korea on Saturday promoted Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho to a member of the political bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) from an alternative member, a rare promotion of a top diplomat to a key party position. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say the bombers flew from Anderson Air Force base in Guam and entered the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone at around 8:50 p.m. Joined by South Korean F-15K fighters, the B-1Bs simulated air to ground missile firing over the East Sea. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports that Seoul has been subject to a barrage of cyber attacks by its communist neighbor in recent years, with many targeting government websites and facilities. Another 25 percent of the bonds will be of 10-year maturity, and the remaining 30 percent will be 20-year, 30-year and 50-year bonds.

And it comes after it emerged that Kim's soldiers have built a model of the South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

The White House sent a team of officers at the end of September to check the locations in the area where Trump "may carry out this special activity", according to the source.

"The Ministry of National Defense has yet to find out about the content of 182 gigabytes of the total (stolen) data", the lawmaker said in a statement to Yonhap.

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