Politics

North Korea claims it tested "super-large" multiple rocket launcher

People watching a TV showing an image of a North Korean missile launch at the Seoul Railway Station on Aug. 10 in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun / Staff/ Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher," the country's state-run KCNA news agency reports.

Why it matters: This appears to be yet another demonstration of North Korea expanding its weapons arsenal apparently with the intention of increasing leverage ahead of the possible resumption of negotiations with the U.S. to denuclearize, as AP points out.

G7 summit: French police use tear gas and water cannon on protesters

, 2019, on the sidelines of the annual G7 Summit
A protester throws a canister back toward French security personnel during a rally in Bayonne, south-west France Saturday. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities detained 68 people Saturday night after a mostly peaceful protest involving about 400 people in Bayonne, France, near the G7 summit, AP reports. A small group clashed with police, who used tear gas, water cannon and disperse grenades on them, AP notes.

The big picture: Earlier Saturday, thousands of anti-globalization and environmental activists joined protesters belonging to France's Yellow Vest (Gilet Jaunes) and Basque separatist movements on Saturday for a peaceful march near Biarritz, where the summit is taking place this weekend, to demand action from G7 leaders, per Euronews.

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