U.S. officials have seized a North Korean coal ship that was allegedly violating international sanctions, the Justice Department confirmed Thursday. It was the first time the U.S. has seized a North Korean ship; the ship was allegedly in violation of a resolution banning North Korea from exporting coal. The announcement came just hours after North Korea fired at least one unidentified projectile. North Korea has dismissed international criticism of its continued launches, calling them "regular and self-defensive" drills. This week's tests were Pyongyang's first launch of a ballistic missile since November 2017. President Trump said he was unhappy with the news of North Korea's missile launching.

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