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U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches

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UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea's most recent ballistic missile launches as a grave violation of an international ban and called on the 193 U.N. member states to enforce toughened sanctions on the Asian state.

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Japan probes suspected North Korean rocket nose cone amid growing missile concerns 23 Jun 2016

TOKYO Japan on Thursday began to examine the suspected nose cone of a North Korean rocket that washed up on a Japanese beach hoping to glean information on the reclusive state's ballistic missile programme a day after it test-launched two more missiles. | Video

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Japan probes suspected North Korean rocket nose cone amid growing missile concerns 23 Jun 2016

TOKYO Japan on Thursday began to examine the suspected nose cone of a North Korean rocket that washed up on a Japanese beach hoping to glean information on the reclusive state's ballistic missile program a day after it test-launched two more missiles. | Video

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North Korea leader says missile launch shows ability to attack U.S. in Pacific 23 Jun 2016

SEOUL North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said after supervising the test launch of an intermediate-range missile that the country now has the capability to attack U.S. interests in the Pacific, official media reported on Thursday.

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North Korea leader says missile launch shows ability to attack U.S. in Pacific 23 Jun 2016

SEOUL North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said after supervising the test launch of an intermediate-range missile that the country now has the capability to attack U.S. interests in the Pacific, official media reported on Thursday.

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Pentagon chief says North Korea test shows need for better defences 23 Jun 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday he did not know if North Korea's latest missile test was a success, but it flew further than past attempts and showed the need to step up defences in South Korea, the United States and Japan.

UPDATE 3-N.Korea leader says missile launch shows ability to attack U.S. in Pacific 23 Jun 2016

SEOUL, June 23 North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said after supervising the test launch of an intermediate-range missile that the country now has the capability to attack U.S. interests in the Pacific, official media reported on Thursday.

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Pentagon chief says North Korea test shows need for better defenses 23 Jun 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday he did not know if North Korea's latest missile test was a success, but it flew further than past attempts and showed the need to step up defenses in South Korea, the United States and Japan.

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Steely will seen behind Kim's push for North Korea weapons that work 22 Jun 2016

SEOUL Images in March of a smiling Kim Jong Un inspecting a silver sphere, purported to be a miniaturized nuclear warhead but likened in the media to a disco ball, burnished the North Korean leader's international image as deluded and reckless.

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North Korea's missile launches 'brazen, irresponsible act' - U.N. chief 22 Jun 2016

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described North Korea's latest ballistic missile launches as a "brazen and irresponsible act" ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting on the issue on Wednesday.