North Korea shoots another missile

epaselect epa07749486 A South Korean man watches a breaking news report for North Korea's missile launch, at Seoul Station in Seoul, South Korea, 31 July 2019. According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), North Korea fired two short-range missiles toward the East Sea from the Kalma area near the North's eastern port of Wonsan on 31 July. EPA-EFE/JEON HEON-KYUN

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North Korea has fired another short-range missile twice, in the country’s third weapons test in just over a week.

The launches happened in an area on the country’s eastern coast early on Friday.

They are considered a reaction to planned military exercises between South Korea and the US due this month.

Meanwhile, the UK, France and Germany have called on North Korea to engage in “meaningful” talks with the US.

After a closed-door meeting at the UN Security Council, the countries said international sanctions need to be fully enforced until Pyongyang had dismantled its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.


Via BBC / The New York Times

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