North Korea Fires Pair of Short-Range Missiles, Twice in a Week

Headline Roundup May 9th, 2019

Less than a week after testing short range missiles, North Korea again launches a pair. Coincidentally, Stephen Biegun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, visited Seoul on Thursday morning.

North Korea Fires Pair of Short-Range Missiles, Twice in a Week

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For the second time in less than a week, North Korea launched suspected short-range missiles, according to South Korea's military.

The projectiles were fired Thursday from near a military base about 50 miles from North Korea's capital Pyongyang. There were few other details immediately available.

State media in North Korea said that on Saturday the nation held a short-range ballistic missile test as part of a regularly scheduled defensive military exercise. It was the country's first such test in more than a year and came amid what appear...

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Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korea has launched two "short-range missiles," South Korea's military said it suspected on Thursday, adding yet another complication into Pyongyang's stalled negotiations with the United States and peace talks with South Korea.

It launched the projectiles at 4:29 p.m. local (3.29 a.m. ET) and 4:49 p.m. local towards the east, which had an estimated range of 420 kilometers (260 miles) and 270 kilometers respectively, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.

The missiles had an altitude of around 50 kilometers and hit...

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North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Thursday, according to South Korean military, as the U.S. responded with an intercontinental ballistic missile test of their own just 10 minutes later.

The launch, the second such move in less than a week, occurred around 4:30 p.m. local time from the North’s Sino-ri missile base, the South’s joint chiefs of staff said in a statement. The base is located around 130 miles north of the border with South Korea. The missiles flew 260 and 170 miles respectively, according to South Korean military...

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