Updated May 14, 2017 2:37 a.m. ET
North Korea fired what appeared to be a new type of ballistic missile Sunday, days after the election of a new South Korean president who advocates more engagement with Pyongyang.
Experts said the missile had a greater range than any others North Korea has successfully launched, and U.S. President Donald Trump said the missile landed “close to Russian soil.”
The missile rose to a height of about 1,240 miles, Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said, a much steeper trajectory than usual for a North Korean missile test. She said officials were looking into the possibility that…
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