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India to Test Nuclear Missile Capable of Reaching Beijing

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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India has announced it is planning to test-launch a new long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead as far as the Chinese capital, Beijing. Ravi Gupta, a spokesman for India’s Defense Research and Development Organization — which built the Agni-V missile — said Wednesday that it will be, in his words, a “quantum leap” […]

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EU Leaders Urge Pyongyang to Abandon Missile Launch

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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European Union leaders are calling on North Korea to abandon its planned rocket launch and dismantle its nuclear weapons program. Following a Wednesday meeting in Seoul with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said he was “gravely concerned” about Pyongyang’s plan to launch a satellite into orbit next month. “We […]

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Japan Prepares Defenses Against N. Korean Rocket Launch

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Japan says it is preparing its missile defense systems to shoot down any North Korean rocket that threatens Japanese territory. Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka, spoke Friday in Tokyo, as North Korea moves forward with plans to launch a missile next month that it says will put a satellite in orbit. The United States, South Korea […]

UN Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ at North Korean Missile Launch Plans

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “deep concern” about North Korea’s plan to launch a satellite into orbit, and vowed to raise the issue at next week’s nuclear security summit in Seoul. Mr. Ban, speaking Thursday, said the missile launch — widely seen outside the North as a pretext for testing a nuclear weapons delivery […]

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UN Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ at North Korean Missile Launch Plans

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “deep concern” at North Korea’s plan to launch a satellite into orbit, and vowed to raise the issue at next week’s nuclear security summit in Seoul. Speaking Thursday in Malaysia, Mr. Ban said the missile launch threatens regional security and undermines recent advancements toward ending the dispute over Pyongyang’s […]

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UN Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ at North Korean Missile Launch Plans

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “deep concern” at North Korea’s plan to launch a satellite into orbit, and vowed to raise the issue at next week’s nuclear security summit in Seoul. Speaking Thursday in Malaysia, Mr. Ban said the missile launch threatens regional security and undermines recent advancements toward ending the dispute over Pyongyang’s […]

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Ex-Aide Says N. Korean Satellite Launch Violates Agreement with U.S.

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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A former senior White House aide on Asia policy says North Korea’s recently announced plan to launch a satellite into orbit would violate an agreement with the U.S. on the suspension of ballistic missile testing. Victor Cha, the former director of the National Security Council for Asian Affairs, says when Pyongyang agreed last month to […]

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North Korea Launch Plan Raises Regional Tensions

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tensions rose Monday on the Korean peninsula, with Pyongyang releasing video of a major military exercise and Seoul accusing its northern neighbor of using a planned satellite launch as a pretext for testing a nuclear weapon delivery system. The North Korean video shows leader Kim Jong Un meeting soldiers and watching what is described as […]

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North Korea Flexes Military Muscle; South Denounces Missile Plan

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tensions rose Monday on the Korean peninsula, with Pyongyang releasing video of a major military exercise and Seoul accusing the North of using a planned satellite launch as a pretext for testing a nuclear weapon delivery system. The North Korean video shows leader Kim Jong Un meeting soldiers and watching what is described as a […]

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Seoul Slams North Korean Rocket Plan as Nuclear Test

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea accused North Korea on Monday of using a planned satellite launch to further development of a long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload. The North announced Friday that it would launch a rocket in mid-April to put a satellite into orbit for peaceful purposes. After a meeting Monday morning of foreign and […]

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