North Korea declares a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reports; move suggests more missile launches are possible before US defense chief visits Seoul this week - @Reuters
North Korea's military threatens to shoot down balloons South Korean activists plan to send over border carrying 10,000 DVDs of satirical film 'The Interview'; balloon launch would be 'a de facto declaration of a war,' North Korean state media reports - @STForeignDesk
Korean peninsula is a 'touch-and-go nuclear powder keg' and North Korea has the power to deter an ''ever-increasing nuclear threat'' by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary, foreign minister Ri Su Yong says - @Reuters
Editor's note: The Wall Street Journal's Alastair Gale says past North Korean offers of talks with the South have been quickly stalemated. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un yet to meet a foreign leader since taking power in late 2011.
The US flew two B-2 stealth bombers over South Korea as part of a military exercise on Thursday, March 28.
The move is the latest event in long running tensions between the North and the South and follows strong rhetoric from Pyongyang. It comes a day after it cut a military hotline with the South. - BBC News