N.Korea fires missile, warns of strong action over U.S. sanctions push

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By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired an apparent missile on Friday, just hours after criticising a U.S. push for new sanctions over its recent missile launches as a “provocation” and warning of strong reaction. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea launched an unidentified projectile, without elaborating. Japan’s coast guard also said the North fired what could be a ballistic missile. North Korea defended its missile tests as its legitimate right to self-defence and said the United States was intentionally escalating the situation by imposing new sa…

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