North Korea test-fires missile in bid to test South, US

Ballistic missiles are displayed at the Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade in Pyongyang, marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of the late North Korean leader, on April 15, 2017. AFP Photo

SEOUL: North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in an apparent bid to test the South’s new liberal president and the US which have both signalled an interest in negotiations to ease months of tensions.

The missile flew more than 700 kilometres (435 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The US Pacific Command said it did not appear to be...

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