North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of US-South Korea drills

NORTH Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile yesterday, Seoul’s military said, in Pyongyang’s latest show of force just days before South Korea and the United States kick off major joint military exercises.

Pyongyang’s KCNA news outlet said hours later that leader Kim Jong-un was on the ground to witness “a powerful volley” by an artillery unit “ready to respond to actual war”.