China has already denounced the sale, one of the biggest yet by the United States to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province, warning of unspecified "countermeasures."
The test verified the combat effectiveness of the overall system, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un predicted "it would be an inescapable distress to the forces becoming a fat target of the weapon", state news agency KCNA said.
Thursday's missile tests were the first since Kim and US President Donald Trump agreed to resume nuclear talks during an impromptu meeting last month in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea.
John Bolton is meeting South Korea's chief of National Security Office, defence minister, and foreign minister in Seoul to discuss issues including denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and ways to strengthen the South Korea-US alliance.
More than 100,000 people are still living in evacuation centres following the Daesh siege of the Philippines’ city of Marawi, but as they await reconstruction, the president has announced a new military base to be completed this year.
The sustainability of China's Belt and Road Initiative in the Mediterranean will depend on whether China can help defuse tensions in the Mediterranean while respecting each country's domestic concerns.
Turkey's President Erdogan met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing to discuss stronger bilateral relations.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang says any disputes between China and the US should be resolved through talks.
China's state planner says trade frictions with the United States has had some impact on China's economy, but it was "controllable" and countermeasures would be rolled-out when needed to "keep economic operations within reasonable range".
President Xi Jinping called for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support for a project Washington worries is increasing Beijing's strategic influence.
How a crowd of 40,000 North Korean spectators put on a synchronised show, making marathon runners feel like professional athletes attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
Cho Yang-ho, 70, was on trial for corruption and his death comes less than two weeks after he was forced off the board by shareholders amid snowballing scandals surrounding his family members.
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