North Korea has fired a projectile into the Sea of Japan, which is also known as the East Sea, according to a South Korean Defense Ministry official. The object was fired from the Tongchang-ri, in the country’s North Pyongan province, early Monday local time, the official said. South Korea and the United States are currently holding their annual military

exercises, known as Foal Eagle. North Korea has already denounced this year’s exercises through state media service KCNA. “Now that the US imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces again kicked off the dangerous nuclear war drills against the DPRK at its doorstep, our army will counter them with the toughest counteractions,” it said. FULL STORY