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North Korea Launches Mid-Range Missiles

North Korea has fired two medium-range missiles into the sea off its east coast, a move Seoul and Washington immediately slammed as a provocation. South Korea says the suspected Rodong ballistic missiles fired early Wednesday flew about 650 kilometers before landing in the sea between Korea and Japan. That represents an escalation for Pyongyang, which has test-fired a series of short-range Scud missiles in recent weeks. Seoul’s Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok called the move a “serious provocation” and noted it was meant...

North Korea Tests Rocket; Early Reports Say It Failed

SEOUL, South Korea — Defying weeks of international warnings of more censure and further sanctions, North Korea launched a rocket on Friday, a belligerent act that the United States called a cover for developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that one day might be able to carry a nuclear warhead.