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Date: 2024-06-11T17:00:53+09:00

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The following is the second summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday.


■ (2nd LD) N. Korean soldiers briefly cross inter-Korean border, return after warning shots

SEOUL -- About 20 North Korean soldiers briefly crossed the inter-Korean land border earlier this week and went back to the North's side after the South's military fired warning shots, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Tuesday, amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang's trash-carrying balloon campaign.

The North Korean soldiers crossed the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in the central section of the border at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the JCS.



■ Yoon pledges support to deepen economic ties with Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT -- President Yoon Suk Yeol said Tuesday that South Korea's industrial know-how and technology, if combined with Turkmenistan's abundant resources, can create economic synergy between the two countries particularly in sectors such as energy and resource development.

Yoon made the remarks at a business forum attended by 200 government officials and business leaders from both nations in Ashgabat on the second day of his state visit to Turkmenistan.



■ Unification ministry mulls meeting with activists over anti-Pyongyang leaflet campaign

SEOUL -- The unification ministry is considering meeting with North Korean defectors' groups dedicated to sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the inter-Korean border amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul officials said Tuesday.

Tensions are running high as Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warned Sunday that her country could take an unspecified "new counteraction" against South Korea if Seoul keeps sending such leaflets and blaring its loudspeaker broadcasts across the border.



■ Patients express anxiety as community doctors plan strike next week

SEOUL -- Some patients expressed anxiety Tuesday as community doctors voted to stage a one-day strike next week, although it remains uncertain how many doctors would join the labor action.

The government has ordered community doctors to keep providing medical treatment as they are set to take a day off Tuesday amid a protracted standoff with trainee doctors over a plan to boost the number of medical students.