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North Korean Rocket Puts Object into Space, Angers Neighbors, U.S.

By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL, Feb 7  – North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbors and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic

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U.N. Security Council to Hold Emergency Meeting on North Korea Launch

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 – The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the North Korean rocket launch as requested by United States, Japan and South Korea, the U.N. press office said. The closed-door consultations of the 15-nation council on North Korea will take place at 11 a.m. ET,

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U.S. Officials Suspect North Korea Nearing Launch

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Feb 6 – Satellite images taken this week of North Korea’s Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past shortly before a rocket launch, a U.S. think-tank said, as U.S government officials signaled that a launch could occur as early as Monday. North Korea has told U.N. agencies

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North Korea Overcomes Poverty, Sanctions with Cut-price Nukes

By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL, Jan 11 – North Korea has developed a nuclear weapons program despite poverty and international sanctions, using home-grown technology and virtually free labor to cut costs, experts said. South Korean government analysis has put North Korea’s nuclear spending at $1.1 billion to $3.2 billion overall, although experts say

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N. Korea Nuclear Test Poses Sanctions Dilemma for Major Powers

By David Brunnstrom and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON, Jan 7 – U.S. presidential candidates and members of the U.S. Congress demanded more sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday after its latest nuclear test, but major powers will likely be reluctant to take the tough steps necessary to force Pyongyang to abandon its weapons program, former U.S.

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North Korea “Successfully Conducts” Nuclear Test

By Ju-min Park and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL, Jan 6 – North Korea said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday morning, marking a significant advance in the isolated state’s strike capabilities and raising alarm bells in Japan and South Korea. The test, the fourth time North Korea has

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North Korea ‘Likely’ To Have Conducted Nuclear Test

SEOUL, Jan 6  – North Korea is “likely” to have conducted a nuclear test that caused an earthquake near a known testing site in the isolated country, South Korea’s meteorological agency said on Wednesday. The United States Geological Survey reported a 5.1 magnitude quake that South Korea said was 49 km (30 miles) from the

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Singapore Calls for Resumption of EU-ASEAN Free Trade Talks

BERLIN, Dec 29 – Singapore’s trade and industry minister has called for a resumption of free trade talks between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations now that problems over Myanmar have been removed, a German newspaper said. The EU and 10-nation ASEAN launched free trade talks in 2007, but abandoned them

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