North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un inspects artillery launchers ahead of a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) on April 25, 2017. KCNA/File Photo via REUTERS
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President Donald Trump said the United States would "handle" the situation after North Korea launched what the U.S. believed to be an international ballistic missile that landed close to Japan Wednesday.North Korea fired the missile a week after Trump put the country back on a U.S list of states that Washington says support terrorism.A North Korean missile on Aug. 29 was airborne for 14 minutes over Japan.Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported three projectiles were fired, the nearest landing 210 kilometers west of Japan's northern mainland, suggesting the missile broke into pieces.Two U.S. government sources said earlier that U.S. government experts believed North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days.After firing missiles at a rate of about two or three a month since April, North Korea paused its missile launches in late September, after it fired a missile that passed over Japan's northern Hokkaido island on Sept. 15 .The U.S. officials who spoke earlier declined to say what type of missile they thought North Korea might test, but noted that Pyongyang had been working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States and had already tested inter-continental ballistic missiles.Last
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