North Korea fires weapons

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NORTH Korea has fired two pro­jec­tiles to­wards its eastern sea, South Korea’s mil­i­tary said, an ap­par­ent re­sump­tion of weapons tests aimed at ramp­ing up pres­sure on the US over a stale­mate in nu­clear ne­go­ti­a­tions.

Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapons were fired from a re­gion near the North Korean cap­i­tal of Py­ongyang.

Ja­pan’s De­fence Min­istry said the North Korean weapons did not reach Ja­pan’s ter­ri­to­rial wa­ters. It fol­lows state­ments of dis­plea­sure over the slow pace of nu­clear ne­go­ti­a­tions with Wash­ing­ton.

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