The missile was
fired from near the North Korean coastal town of Wonsan at 5.40
p.m. (0840 GMT) and flew northeast for about 200 km and then
"made contact" with the mainland, South Korea's military said in
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has presided over a string of
short-range missile launches in recent weeks in what North
Korean state media has characterized as a response to U.N.
sanctions imposed for its fourth nuclear test in January.
U.S. President Barack Obama will meet South Korean President
Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday
to discuss North Korea's nuclear program, the White House said
The meeting on the sidelines of a Nuclear Security Summit in
Washington will take place the same day Obama talks with Chinese
President Xi Jinping.
(Reporting by Rebecca Jang and Ju-min Park; Wrting by James
Pearson; Editing by Robert Birsel)
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