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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea tests Trump's limits by showcasing SLBM

Sub-launched missile lands in Japanese waters days before talks with US

What appears to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile flies in an undisclosed location in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency on Oct. 2.   © Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON -- A submarine-launched ballistic missile fired by North Korea on Wednesday is a challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's diplomatic approach to Pyongyang just days before the two countries are set to resume nuclear negotiations.

North Korean state media said on Thursday that the country had successfully test-fired a new type of SLBM, confirming what analysts had suspected.

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