North Korea Launches 14th Ballistic Missile Test

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile towards its east coast, about a week after the North said it would develop its nuclear capabilities at the fastest possible speed.

The launch is the North’s fourteenth weapons test this year, and comes less than a week before South Korea’s newly elected President Yoon Suk-yeol, a conservative, is due to be sworn into office.

Pyongyang last month tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile since twenty- seventeen as it ratchets up the diplomatic pressure on its regional neighbours and the United States