Sunday, May 28, 2017

N. Korea fires ballistic missile: S. Korea, Japan

Seoul (AFP) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Monday, the South's military and Japan said, a move that ratcheted up tensions over the North's quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the United States.

The test is the latest launch by Pyongyang this year as the isolated regime steps up efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can deliver a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.

The missile launches, and Pyongyang's threat to stage its sixth nuclear test, have prompted calls for tougher UN sanctions and a warning from US President Donald Trump that military intervention was an option under consideration ....