North Korean Test Missile Explodes on Launch

"USPACOM is fully committed to working closely with its allies in the Republic of Korea and in Japan to maintain security", Benham said.

The launch, near Shinpo on North Korea's east coast, comes a day after Pyongyang held a military parade to mark the anniversary of the birth of its founder, Kim Il Sung.

The U.S. military says North Korea launched a missile Sunday morning, bnut it blew up nearly immediately after launch. They plan to celebrate the Easter holiday with US troops in Korea.

The Ministry of Defence told the Press Association it never comments on private conversations between Sir Michael and his worldwide counterparts.

A man watches a TV showing file footage of a North Korea's ballistic missile at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Early assessments suggested the projectile was not an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the continental US, two USA military officials told NBC News.

But a White House foreign policy adviser travelling with Pence played down Sunday's test, saying the missile - probably a medium-range one - failed after about four to five seconds.

Klopp upset at UEFA's Dortmund decision
He has also been accused of planning adductions and murder, as well as leading an Isis command unit in Iraq in 2014. We saw a lot of times on TV and it was far away from us, even when it was in Istanbul which is in my country.

No planned response is expected from the Trump administration because the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the administration's initial understanding of the launch, said there was no need for the U.S.to reinforce the failure.

It is not known what kind of weapon was tested on Sunday, although Pyongyang has repeatedly stated its aim of developing a rocket that could drop a nuclear payload on the United States mainland.

The reports came after Trump said that the North Korean nuclear issue would be taken care of, while calling on China to pressure its neighbor into giving up its nuclear program.

Trump has warned that the country is "looking for trouble" and ordered an aircraft carrier group to the region.

Pence plans to celebrate Easter with US and Korean troops on Sunday before talks on Monday with acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn.

Pence is the son of a Korean War veteran and displays his late father's Bronze Star in his office.

The failed missile came the day after Pyongyang publicly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade.

Sean Spicer, the White House Easter Bunny, Would Like to Apologize
Expanding on a motif from her previous appearances as Spicer, McCarthy asked for her "baby dolls" to illustrate the history of "Passover, aka Jewish Easter".

The South Korean and United States military said the latest launch - conducted as tensions rose over the North's nuclear ambitions - was a failure. Pence and President Donald Trump have been in contact, aides to the vice president said.

"The opportunity for me to be here today at such a time as this is a great ... a privilege for me. If they are unable to do so, the USA, with its allies, will!" he tweeted Thursday.

The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that Sunday's missile exploded on launch.

There has been no confirmation as yet of the launch attempt from North Korea, according to CNN.

They could also reduce the effectiveness of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD), which Washington and Seoul are deploying in the South to counter missile threats, to the fury of Beijing.

North Korea shows off missiles that may be able to reach U.S.

Sunday's failed missile test occurred near the naval base in Sinpo where North Korea is reportedly developing a sea-based nuclear deterrent.

Soccer fans ruin game after fighting opposing players
The balls were thrown back by Lyon forward Memphis Depay before the players were attacked by Bastia supporters. Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who was rested for the game, took to Twitter to express his anger.

Recommended News

  • A slice for the stranded: Delta buys pizza for passengers

    He says employees ordered 60 pizzas and 20 trays of chicken biscuits to feed more than 300 customers in Panama City, Florida. That has helped boost the airlines' profits but makes it harder to rebook passengers when flights are canceled.
    Pakistan to submit new dossier on Jadhav to UN

    Pakistan to submit new dossier on Jadhav to UN

    Muslims protest against Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif for the death sentence given to Kulbhushan Jadhav, in Allahabad, on Friday. Furthermore, arrests and raids done by Pakistan security agencies on Jadhav's tip-offs are also shared in it with detail.
    Trump hails 'tremendous progress' in talks with Xi

    Trump hails 'tremendous progress' in talks with Xi

    Beijing's most powerful leader in decades also invited the USA president on a coveted state visit to China later in the year. The US began deployment of the Thaad system last month, a day after the North test-fired four ballistic missiles.
  • Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition says referendum outcome unclear until appeal finalised

    Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition says referendum outcome unclear until appeal finalised

    It sets a limit of two five-year terms for presidents and also allows the president to remain at the helm of a political party. In another Istanbul neighborhood, a "yes" voter expressed full support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan .
    John Horgan promises no tolls and better jobs at NDP campaign kickoff

    John Horgan promises no tolls and better jobs at NDP campaign kickoff

    Hydro, and you could cancel all your contracts with IPPs, and you know what - it would hardly have any impact on rate increases". In response to Clark's attack on NDP spending, Popham said her party will release a "fully costed" platform on Thursday.

    Next Star Wars movie to feature new female character

    Disney CEO Bob Iger said in March that the filmmakers were "not changing ( The Last Jedi ) to deal with her passing". Kenney added they had to go through regrouping after the sudden death of the actress previous year .
  • President Trump Condemns Deadly Church Bombings In Egypt

    The first bombing occurred in the northern Egyptian city of Tanta, where an explosion ripped through a Palm Sunday service at St. Abu Anas al-Ansari is claimed to be a founding member of Wilayat Sinai militant group which pledged allegiance to IS in 2014.
    Mexico says fugitive ex-Gov. Duarte detained in Guatemala

    Mexico says fugitive ex-Gov. Duarte detained in Guatemala

    Under Mr Duarte, Veracruz also became the most unsafe region of the country for journalists, with 17 killed during his term. A news conference at the Mexican embassy later on Sunday was expected to clarify the extradition process Duarte faces.
    Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126

    Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126

    It said those killed were mostly residents of two villages in Idlib province but included rebel fighters guarding the convoy. It was not immediately clear if the evacuees feared attacks similar to Saturday's bombing.
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will have split-screen multiplayer co-op on consoles

    Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will have split-screen multiplayer co-op on consoles

    One of the biggest complaints about Star Wars Battlefront was the lack of a single-player campaign. Along the way, she and her companions encounter a cast of Star Wars' greatest characters.
    Referendum in Turkey: A poll which is

    Referendum in Turkey: A poll which is "not normal"

    The outcome is expected to have a huge effect on Turkey's long-term political future and its worldwide relations. Republic People's Party, or CHP, deputy chairman Erdal Aksunger predicted the figure could even increase to 60%.
    United Airlines adds insult to injury for beaten passenger

    United Airlines adds insult to injury for beaten passenger

    Still none bit, so a manager boarded the flight and informed passengers that four people would be selected to leave the flight. The attorney, Thomas Demetrio, also stated that Dao suffered a broken nose, a concussion, and two broken teeth.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.