North Korea launches ballistic missile into sea, says Seoul

South Korean military’s report of launch from east coast port of Sinpo comes as Donald Trump and Xi Jinping prepare for Florida summit this week

North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its east coast into the sea off the peninsula, South Korea’s military has said, ahead of a summit between US and Chinese leaders who are set to discuss Pyongyang’s arms programme.

The missile was launched on Wednesday from Sinpo, a port city, and flew about 60km (37 miles), South Korea’s office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a short statement. Sinpo is the site of a North Korean submarine base.

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