Seoul/Washington — North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday, its second such test in less than a week and an apparent protest by leader Kim Jong-un  after President Donald Trump rejected his calls for sanctions relief at a summit in February. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who earlier cut short a European trip to return to Washington for meetings on Iran, would also have discussions on North Korea after learning of the launches, a senior US state department official said. Under a week ago, Kim oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and a missile and coincided with a visit to the South Korean capital by US special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun. The two missiles fired on Thursday went in an easterly direction from the northwestern area of Kusong, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. They covered distances of 420km and 270km  and reached an altitude of about 50km before falling into the sea, they said. Pentagon spokesman Lt-Col Da...

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