International condemnation hasn't put North Korea off celebrating its successful rocket launch on Wednesday. Pyongyang believes the launch is evidence that North Korea is a world power.
After several months of conciliatory rhetoric emerging from Pyongyang, the North Korean leadership has gone back to provocative military actions and calling its enemies names.
North Korea has fired shells near the Northern Limit Line, its maritime border with the South. South Korea's military said some shots crossed the boundary, and that it returned fire across the Yellow Sea divide.
The Security Council has condemned Pyongyang’s launch of two ballistic missiles as a violation of UN resolutions. North Korea had fired the medium-range missiles amid a Japan-Korea security summit hosted by the US.
Germany's Foreign Ministry has summoned North Korea's envoy to Berlin after Pyongyang threatened to carry out a new nuclear test. The demand was also made in response to missile tests conducted over the Sea of Japan.
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