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North Korea Fires Three Missiles Into Sea as G20 Leaders Meet in China

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North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan in a move almost certainly intended to capture the attention of Barack Obama and other world leaders meeting at the G20 summit in China. North Korea appeared to successfully launch a ballistic missile from a submarine last month – a disturbing development for its neighbours, since missiles fired from beneath the ocean’s surface is more difficult to detect in advance.

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That missile flew 310 miles (500km), farther than any other North Korean missile of its kind, prompting experts to warn that the regime was making demonstrable progress towards its aim of possessing nuclear strike capability.

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