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    Japan Protests North Korea’s Latest Missile Launch

    The U.N.’s not going to like this. The Hermit Kingdom’s neighbors are closely monitoring developments after the unpredictable state fired at least one ballistic missile into the ocean today, the latest in a series of aggressions following harsh new international sanctions. A U.S. official and South Korean media have reported that it was a medium-range missile, the first North Korea’s launched since 2014 — and fully capable of reaching Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned that Japan would “take all necessary measures” to be prepared to respond to hostilities.

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