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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 »

US: NKorea missile launch is ‘provocative act’

South Korean man uses his smartphone to take a television screen reporting a news about North Korea's rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday. AP

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 »

North Korea says rocket launch a success — KCNA

This Monday Dec. 10, 2012 satellite image provided by GeoEye and annotated by 38 North, shows recent activity at the Sohae rocket launching facility in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. AP FILE PHOTO

North Korea confirmed Wednesday it had launched a long-range rocket, saying it had succeeded in its mission of placing a satellite in orbit, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

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

US: Situation ‘dangerous’ ahead of NKorea launch

This Monday Nov. 26, 2012 file satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe and annotated by 38 North, the website of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, shows the Sohae Satellite Launch Station in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. AP Photo/DigitalGlobe via 38 North, File

The commander of American troops in Japan said Thursday that the situation ahead of North Korea’s planned launch of a long-range rocket this month is “very dangerous.”

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Diplomatic efforts to halt N. Korea rocket launch

In this Associated Press file photo made from KRT video, a rocket is lifted off from its launch pad in Musudan-ri, North Korea.

South Korea’s top nuclear envoy left for Washington Tuesday for talks on North Korea’s planned rocket launch, as Seoul urged China to play an active role in getting Pyongyang to cancel the mission.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

S. Korea sets new window for rocket launch

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1). AP PHOTO

South Korea said Monday it would make another attempt to send a satellite into space next month after a scheduled rocket launch last week was cancelled because of a technical glitch.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘No sail, no fish, no fly’ ban lifted as S. Korea rocket launch fails

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Workers of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute wheel the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1), South Korea's third space rocket, to its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. The rocket is scheduled to blast off on Oct. 26 for the third launch attempt of its first space rocket. AP Photo/Korea Pool KOREA OUT

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Friday lifted the “no sail, no fish, no fly” policy as South Korea aborted its rocket launch on the same day.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

India tests nuke-capable missile able to hit China

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This photograph released by the Indian Ministry of Defense shows India’s Agni-V missile, with a range of 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles), being launched from Wheeler Island off India's east coast, Thursday, April 19, 2012. India announced the successful test launch Thursday of the new nuclear-capable missile that would give it the capability of striking the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai for the first time. (AP Photo/Indian Ministry of Defense)

India announced the successful test launch Thursday of a new nuclear-capable missile that would give it the ability to strike the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai for the first time, a significant step forward in its aspirations to become a regional and world power.

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

North Korea vows retaliation over rocket

North Korea has warned of retaliation after the US scrapped food aid over its rocket launch, raising fears of a new nuclear test, as China reportedly suspended a refugee deal with its wayward ally.

Posted: April 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea will push for new rocket launch–report

North Korea will push for the launch of a new and bigger rocket as part of a five-year space programme despite last week’s failed launch, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan said Monday.

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

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