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N Korea missile launch fails, says South Korea

BBC News

North Korea has attempted to launch a missile on its east coast which is believed to have failed, South Korea's military says. It comes a day after the state warned the US that it was "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks" amid mounting tension in the region. On Saturday, a military parade was held in Pyongyang as a show of force. North Korea has already conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches.

The Latest: Report Says North May Be Readying Missile Launch

U.S. News

South Korean army soldiers prepare barbed wires during a military exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a "massive military response," South Korea's military on Monday fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North's main nuclear test site a day after Pyongyang detonated its largest ever nuclear test explosion.

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Los Angeles Times

South Korea election: In the March 19 Section A, an article about South Korea's upcoming election quoted Lee Ji-soo, a spokesman for South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in, as calling North Korea a "partner" of South Korea. Lee, a native Korean speaker who was being interviewed in English, said he meant to call North Korea a "counterpart," not a partner. If you believe that we have made an error, or you have questions about The Times' journalistic standards and practices, you may contact Deirdre Edgar, readers' representative, by email at, by phone at (877) 554-4000, by fax at (213) 237-3535 or by mail at 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. The readers' representative office is online at


Los Angeles Times

South Korea's military says North Korea has launched another ballistic missile. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that Tuesday's launch was made from North Korea's North Phyongan province. The statement said the launch was immediately reported to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. It wasn't immediately clear if this was a routine firing of a short-range missile or an attempt to perfect North Korea's longer range missiles.

Come Visit: South Korea's Leader Invited to North Korea

U.S. News

Nothing has been settled on any trip north by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. But the verbal message to come at a "convenient time" from dictator Kim Jong Un, delivered by his visiting little sister, Kim Yo Jong, is part of a sudden rush of improving feelings between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Olympics. The result: a heady, sometimes surreal, state of affairs in a South Korea that has seen far more threat than charm out of the North.