North Korea tests missile, Seoul says, ahead of vote seen as gauge of support for hardline South Korean leader


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By Brad Lendon, CNN Seoul, South Korea (CNN) — North Korea test-fired a presumed intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday, South Korean officials said, its latest military maneuver since leader Kim Jong Un’s New Year declaration that he was ending a policy seeking reconciliation with the South. Pyongyang made no immediate comment on the suspected test, which comes just over a week before key legislative elections in South Korea that will provide a barometer of support for conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol, who has taken a hard line against the North during his two years in office. North Korea, which has...