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North Korea fires missile that lands near Russia
By Lena Reece
Monday 15/05/2017

Defying calls to rein in its weapons programme, North Korea has fired a ballistic missile which landed in the sea near Russia.

The US military's Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile that was fired on Sunday but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile" and the threat assessment has not changed.

Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be a new type.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the situation, including the latest missile launch, and expressed "mutual concerns" about growing tensions.

South Korean President remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it is only possible when the North shows a change in attitude. 

Source: News.com.au

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