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Ex-CIA Chief Surprised Pyongyang Admitted Rocket Failure

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says North Korea may have had “no choice” but to acknowledge that its attempt at launching a satellite into orbit last Friday was a failure. Hayden says he is among the many analysts who were surprised when North Korea’s state media reported the failure, just hours after the rocket fell […]

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Nuclear Authority Says Visit to North Korea Now ‘Unlikely’

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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The International Atomic Energy Agency says it is now unlikely to send a delegation to North Korea, after Pyongyang stated it is no longer bound by an agreement with the United States not to test missiles and nuclear devices. Spokeswoman Gill Tudor made the announcement late Tuesday, ending hopes for the visit for which IAEA […]

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US Senators Frustrated With North Korea

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. senators have expressed alarm, displeasure and frustration with North Korea’s insistence on launching a missile last week. VOA spoke with several of them on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain said North Korea’s actions are part of an ongoing cycle of aggression and negotiation. He called on China — […]

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Nuclear Authority Says Visit to North Korea Now ‘Unlikely’

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Atomic Energy Agency says it is now unlikely that it will send a delegation to North Korea, after Pyongyang stated it is no longer bound by an agreement with the United States not to test missiles and nuclear devices. Spokeswoman Gill Tudor made the announcement late Tuesday, ending hopes for the visit for […]

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N. Korea Rejects UN Condemnation of Rocket Launch

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea on Tuesday rejected the United Nations’ condemnation of Pyongyang’s failed rocket launch, and is vowing to continue trying to fire a long-range rocket into space to place a satellite in orbit. The North Korean foreign ministry insisted that Pyongyang was within its legal rights when it launched a rocket last week that it […]

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China Joins World Powers in Strong Warning to Pyongyang

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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China has joined other world powers in warning North Korea that they will not tolerate any more provocations after the isolated nation’s failed rocket launch last week. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said late Monday in Brasilia that the U.N. Security Council members, including China, are agreed there will be “further consequences” in the […]

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Reporters Visiting Pyongyang Get Rare Chance to Meet North Koreans

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Celebrations in Pyongyang marking the 100th birth anniversary of North Korea’s first leader, Kim Il Sung, gave a few foreign journalists a rare chance to visit the reclusive and impoverished nation, and to talk with some of its people. VOA’s Sungwon Baik was one of them and has this report from the North Korean capital. […]

World Reacts to Failed North Korea Rocket Launch

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and many other international leaders have condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile, even though the test was a failure. The rocket fell into the sea about one minute after liftoff. North Korea’s official news agency acknowledged the missile broke apart, preventing its cargo – described as a weather satellite […]

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World Reacts to Failed North Korea Rocket Launch

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and many other international leaders have condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile, even though the test was a failure. The rocket fell into the sea about one minute after liftoff. North Korea’s official news agency acknowledged the missile broke apart, preventing its cargo – described as a weather satellite […]

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International Community Condemns North Korean Rocket Launch

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has joined international leaders in condemning North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that crashed into the sea shortly after liftoff on Friday. Mr. Ban said that despite the failure of the launch, the action was “deplorable” and goes against the “firm and unanimous stance of the international community.” […]

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