News Wire | Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022

North Korea Launches Two Missiles in First Test Since June

By Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times

North Korea launched two cruise missiles early Wednesday in its first weapons test in more than two months as South Korea and the United States geared up for joint military exercises that had been pared down or canceled in recent years.

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After a Bitter Contest, Kenyan Opposition Leader Rejects Election Result

By Declan Walsh, Abdi Latif Dahir & Matthew Mpoke Bigg | The New York Times

Speaking for the first time since he lost Kenya’s hard-fought presidential election, the opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected the result announced Monday and vowed to pursue “all legal options,” apparently signaling that the dispute that has gripped the East African country is likely to be decided at its Supreme Court.

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