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North Korea fires missile as US official says 'clock has now run out' on Pyongyang

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North Korea fired an apparent ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s military said early Wednesday.
North Korea fired an apparent ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s military said early Wednesday. 
The launch came hours after U. S. President Donald Trump described North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear arsenal as a “humanity problem” and a senior U. S. official told reporters that the “clock has now run out” on Pyongyang.
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile fired from the North’s eastern coastal town of Sinpo on Wednesday morning flew about 37 miles. It gave no further details.
Wednesday’s firing was made as South Korean and U. S. troops were conducting annual military drills that the North views as an invasion rehearsal. North Korea often responds to the drills with its own military training and harsh rhetoric.
Two weeks ago, the South Korean and U. S. militaries said they detected what they called a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch.

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