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Defiant North Korea Holds Anti-South Rally

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang’s central square on Friday to protest South Korea’s government, which has been sharply critical of the North’s failed rocket launch last week. State television footage showed a massive crowd of soldiers and civilians waving their fists and chanting slogans against South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, as […]

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Defiant North Korea Holds Anti-South Rally

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea said Friday a rally was being held in Pyongyang’s central square to protest against South Korea’s government, which has been sharply critical of the North’s failed rocket launch last week. In typically aggressive language, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the square was crowded with military members and civilians who vow […]

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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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China, Analysts Debate Importance of Kim Jong Un Speech

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state media is urging the world to positively encourage change in North Korea, citing an unprecedented public speech by new leader Kim Jong Un as a sign that the reclusive Stalinist state is interested in engagement. The Communist Party-affiliated Global Times says in a commentary Monday that engagement, rather than resistance, may be more […]

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Kim Jong Un Delivers First Public Speech

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong Un delivered his first-ever televised speech Sunday during a major military parade to make the 100th anniversary of the birth of his grandfather. Wearing a black Mao suit, Mr. Kim told huge cheering crowds in the capital, Pyongyang, that he offered his “purest respect and the greatest honor to […]

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North Korea Prepares for Mass Celebrations of Kim Il Sung Anniversary

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people gathered in Pyongyang’s huge football stadium Saturday in a show of support for North Korea’s ruling dynasty, a day after a failed rocket launch that has opened the Communist nation to worldwide criticism. The audience, including members of North Korea’s 1.2 million strong military, women in colorful gowns and men […]

Experts Assess What Went Wrong in N. Korea Rocket Launch

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean scientists are scrambling to find out what caused their much-hyped long-range rocket to crash into the sea shortly after it was launched on Friday, causing a public embarrassment for the new leadership of Kim Jong Un. North Korea’s state television acknowledged that the three-stage Unha-3 rocket disintegrated barely a minute into its flight, […]

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China, Japan, S. Korea Meet On N. Korean Launch

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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China, Japan and South Korea continue to urge North Korea to cancel its plan to launch a rocket possibly as early as next week. Foreign ministers of the three Asian countries met Saturday in China’s port city of Ningbo in the eastern Zheijang province to discuss North Korea’s plan and other regional issues. Japanese Foreign […]

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Ex-US Diplomat Says North Korea ‘Dangerous’ If Ignored

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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The former U.S. envoy to North Korea says the Obama administration must continue to engage with Pyongyang, even if goes through with a rocket launch scheduled for this month. Stephen Bosworth told VOA’s Korean Service this week that the United States has always made clear to the North Koreans that it is opposed to the […]

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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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