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People watch a TV broadcast of a news report on North Korea's missile launch at a railway station in Seoul on April 29.   © Reuters
North Korea Crisis

Pyongyang shakes a divided international community

Latest missile flew right after UN heard bickering on North Korea issue

HIROSHI MINEGISHI, TSUYOSHI NAGASAWA, Nikkei staff writers | China

SEOUL/NEW YORK -- A U.N. Security Council meeting Friday in New York seems to have given North Korea an opening to test launch another missile.

And Pyongyang immediately took advantage of the situation at around 5:30 on Saturday morning its time, test-firing a ballistic missile from a site north of the capital.

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