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North Korea Vows to Keep Launching Satellites ‘One After Another’

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has vowed to launch satellites into space “one after another,” a week after it defied international protests by launching a long-range rocket that failed just after taking off. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday quoted space agency officials as saying Pyongyang will continue conducting the launches, which it says are […]

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South Korea Declares Ability to Strike Deep Into North

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it has deployed a new cruise missile capable of striking North Korean nuclear and missile sites. South Korean military officials announced the deployment Thursday at a news conference for South Korean reporters, apparently in reaction to North Korea’s failed rocket launch and fears that a nuclear test is being prepared. Seoul later […]

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South Korea Declares Ability to Strike Deep Into North

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it has deployed a new cruise missile capable of striking North Korean nuclear and missile sites. South Korean military officials announced the deployment Thursday at a news conference for South Korean reporters, apparently in reaction to North Korea’s failed rocket launch and fears that a nuclear test is being prepared. A video […]

Embargoed Missiles Leave Finland

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Finland has allowed a British ship carrying dozens of Patriot missiles to leave port, after determining no wrongdoing was involved in the shipment. Officials say the Thor Liberty resumed its scheduled Germany to South Korea trip early Friday with 69 missiles on board. The Thor was prevented from leaving the Finnish port of Kotka last […]

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Finland to Release Seized Missiles

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Finland has granted the release of 69 Patriot missiles seized last month from a ship on the way to South Korea from Germany. The Finnish government made the announcement Wednesday, but it was not clear when the missiles would be released. The ship Thor Liberty docked in the Finnish port of Kotka in December with […]

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Finland Releases Impounded Ship, Without Missiles

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Transport officials in Finland say a ship that docked in the Scandinavian country earlier this month has been allowed to leave after its cargo of 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles and at least 150 tons of explosives were removed from the vessel. Authorities said Monday that the ban on the Thor Liberty was lifted Monday but […]

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Germany: Impounded Patriot Missiles Were Legitimate Shipment

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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German officials say a shipment of 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles confiscated by officials in Finland was a legitimate delivery from Germany to South Korea, but Finnish authorities say they were headed for China. Finnish authorities discovered and impounded the missiles Wednesday during a search of the cargo ship Thor Liberty in the Finnish port of […]

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Finnish Authorities Find 69 Missiles Aboard Ship

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Finnish authorities have confiscated 69 Patriot missiles found on a ship that docked in Finland. The surface-to-air missiles were found during a search of the cargo ship Thor Liberty in the Finnish port of Kotka. Explosives were also discovered on the vessel, which is owned by a Danish company. Following the discovery, the anti-crime unit […]

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US Experts Question Report on China Nuclear Arsenal

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Arms control experts are questioning the findings of a U.S. university professor and his students who say China’s nuclear arsenal may be many times larger than official estimates. The study examines China’s vast network of tunnels designed to hide the country’s missile and nuclear arsenal. Students at Georgetown University, led by their professor, Philip Karber, […]

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US Says It Will Not Change Missile Shield Plan After Russian Threat

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will not change its plans for a NATO missile defense system in Europe despite a Russian threat to take counter-measures. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said the United States wants cooperation with Russia, but will not in any way limit or change the program. He reiterated that the system […]

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