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International relations

Is Pyongyang returning to missile-launching gambit?

Kim Jong Un, left, honors scientists behind nuclear development.   © Korea News Service

SEOUL -- North Korea may be preparing to fire a long-range missile in another round of brinksmanship as the U.S. and China discuss sanctions in response to the Jan. 6 nuclear test.

     Pyongyang finished renovations on its Tongchang-ri missile site last year, including upgrading a 50-meter launch tower to 70 meters for greater range, according to multiple sources.

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