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North Korea says rockets not linked to visit by ‘so-called pope’

This file photo taken on April 15, 2012 shows SA-3 ground-to-air missiles being displayed during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang.  North Korea test-fired ten short-range missiles into the sea, a South Korean news agency reported on March 16, 2014, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.       AFP

North Korea on Friday ridiculed suggestions that it had sought to upstage the visit of the “so-called pope” to South Korea by firing a series of short-range rockets as the pontiff flew into Seoul.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea threatens US over rockets launches

In this photo released by Korea Aerospace Research Institute, South Korea's rocket lifts off from its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. South Korea says it has successfully launched a satellite into orbit from its own soil for the first time. Wednesday's high-stakes launch comes just weeks after archrival North Korea successfully launched its own satellite to the surprise of the world. AP

North Korea is threatening to retaliate for what it calls U.S. double standards over recent rocket launches by Pyongyang and U.S. ally Seoul.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

S. Korea launches rocket weeks after N. Korea

A rocket carrying a satellite is launched by South Korea at the Naro Space Center in Goheung Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. South Korea says it has successfully launched a satellite into orbit from its own soil for the first time. Wednesday's high-stakes launch comes just weeks after archrival North Korea successfully launched its own satellite to the surprise of the world. AP/Yonghap, Seo Myung-gon

South Korea says it has successfully launched a satellite into orbit from its own soil for the first time.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rocket still centerpiece as NKoreans mourn Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, arrives with other top leaders under a portrait of his late father Kim Jong Il as they attend a national meeting on the eve of the anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday. AP

North Korea’s top leadership is calling the successful launch of a satellite proof that Kim Jong Un has the strength to lead the country one year after his father’s death.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US: NKorea missile launch is ‘provocative act’

A man watches TV screen showing a North Korean TV anchorwoman announcing the success of a rocket launch, at an electronic shop in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea successfully fired a long-range rocket on Wednesday, defying international warnings as the regime of Kim Jong Un took a giant step forward in its quest to develop the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead. AP/Lee Jin-man

The White House on Tuesday condemned North Korea’s successful launch of a long-range rocket, calling it a “highly provocative act” that threatens regional security.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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