Asia-Pacific

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG | AP NEWS 1954 April 28 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire
flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. super carrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they’re seen as part of the North’s push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike the U.S. mainland. The latest test came as U.S. officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the U.N. in an effort to address what may be Washington’s most pressing foreign policy challenge.

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