North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile

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North Korea fired a ballistic missile, the14th known weapons test this year, within days of the South’s new president taking office.  South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “A recent series of North Korea’s ballistic missile launches poses a grave threat to the peace and stability of not only the Korean peninsula but also the international community.”  South Korea and Japan are urging the North to immediately halt such actions that escalate tensions and return to diplomacy.