The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: U.S. completes first expedited deportations of Central American migrants, North Korean leader directs military drills near South Korean border, Cambodian security forces clash with protesters, and Thailand melts thousands of guns into recycled metal.
After weeks of ratcheting up tensions—including blowing up a liaison office—the hermit kingdom said its scrapping plans for military action, and removed anti-South content from state media outlets.Junhyup Kwon
The North is continuing its recent streak of provocations, warning the South that intransigence could lead to “setting Seoul on fire.”Min Ji Koo
South Korea Threatens Stiff Action Against Cross-Border Propagandists After Outcry From North Over Leaflets
The president’s office warned that the time-honored practice of scattering anti-North Korea messages across the border would no longer be tolerated.Junhyup Kwon
The latest provocation represents an escalation of a diplomatic feud between the two nations over anti-North propaganda scattered across the border by South Korean activists.Junhyup Kwon
North Korea seems to be making good on its threat to cut all ties with its neighbor.David Gilbert
At least eight Thai activists have similarly vanished abroad since Thailand's military coup in 2014, some of whom later turned up brutally murdered.Koh Ewe