Governments around the world have condemned North Korea for conducting its third nuclear test since 2006. Pyongyang confirmed the test hours after seismic sensors registered a possible underground explosion.
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 defended its recent rocket drills and says it might carry out other types of nuclear tests. Its remarks come in response to UN condemnation of Pyongyang's latest missile launch.
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.
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.
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