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North Korea launches ballistic missile amid rising tensions with U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched a ballistic missile Tuesday, the first missile test since President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, agreed to put more pressure on the country to come to the negotiating table.

The missile took off from the Banghyon airfield in the northwestern town of Kusong and landed in the sea between North Korea and Japan, the South Korean military said in a statement. Military officials were still analyzing flight data to determine what type of missile had been used in the test.

It was the first missile test by the North since it launched land-to-sea cruise missiles off its east coast on June 8. Under a series of U.N. Security Council resolutions, North Korea is banned from developing or testing ballistic missiles.