North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, escalating tensions, says South Korea

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By Heekyong Yang and Junko Fujita SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) -North Korea fired two ballistic missiles towards the sea off the Korean Peninsula’s east coast on Sunday, said South Korea and Japan, prompting South Korea’s presidential office to “strongly condemned” Pyongyang for escalating tensions. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the two medium-range missiles flew about 500 kms (311 miles). Japan’s Vice Defence Minister Toshiro Ino said the missiles seemed to have landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and there had been no report of damages. “North Korea’s ballistic mis…

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