Rubbish-filled North Korea balloons prompt closure of Seoul airport


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Takeoffs and landings at South Korea’s Incheon international airport have been disrupted for about three hours because of balloons launched by North Korea filled with refuse, an airport spokesperson said. One balloon landed on the tarmac near passenger terminal two and the three runways at Incheon were temporarily shut down on Wednesday, the spokesperson said. North Korea has flown balloons carrying rubbish into South Korea since late May, with hundreds landing in South Korea. Several balloons were spotted in and around the airport boundaries, the spokesperson said, adding that this was not the first time operations at the airport –...