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Satellite Images Suggest N. Korea Preparing for Missile Test

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A sateliite operator says new images show increased activity at a North Korean launch site, suggesting a long-range missile test could take place in just weeks. The image released Monday by DigitalGlobe shows an increased level of personnel, trucks and other equipment at North Korea’s Sohae (West Sea) Satellite Launch Station. DigitalGlobe says if North […]

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North Korea Tried to Ship Missile Parts to Syria: UN Diplomats

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomats say North Korea is suspected of shipping ballistic missile components to a Syrian company, in apparent violation of U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang. U.N. diplomats say South Korean authorities seized at least 445 graphite cylinders in May from a Chinese ship in the South Korean port city of Busan. The cylinders, which were disguised as […]

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North Korea, Japan to Hold Talks

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japan and North Korea say they will hold talks next week in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency said Friday that the talks will be held next Thursday and Friday and will focus on ways to improve relations. Japanese media reported Friday that Tokyo will raise the issue of […]

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North Korea Says Its Rockets Could Hit Continental US

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea is warning that its rockets are capable of striking the continental United States, two days after Seoul said it signed a deal with Washington to allow South Korea to extend the range of its ballistic missiles. A spokesperson for the North’s National Defense Commission said in state media Tuesday Pyongyang has “strategic rocket […]

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North Korea Says Its Rockets Could Hit Continental US

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is warning that its rockets are capable of striking the continental United States, two days after Seoul said it signed a deal with Washington to allow South Korea to extend the range of its ballistic missiles. A spokesperson for the North’s National Defense Commission said in state media Tuesday Pyongyang has “strategic rocket […]

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North Korean Soldier Kills 2 Before Defecting to South

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A South Korean official says a North Korean soldier has defected to the South after killing two officers. A South Korean Defense Ministry official says the defection took place around noon on Saturday across the western section of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries. The South Korean military says the soldier used […]

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North Korean Soldier Kills 2 Before Defecting to South

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean official says a North Korean soldier has defected to the South after killing two officers. A South Korean Defense Ministry official says the defection took place around noon on Saturday across the western section of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries. The South Korean military says the soldier used […]

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North Korean Soldier Kills 2 Before Defecting to South

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean official says a North Korean soldier has defected to the South after killing two officers. A South Korean Defense Ministry Official says the defection took place around noon on Saturday across the western section of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries. The official said the soldier is being interrogated […]

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S.Korea ‘Disappointed’ at No Economic Reforms in Pyongyang

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it is disappointed that North Korea failed to announce any economic reforms that some expected to be passed during a rare session of parliament held this week in Pyongyang. Sources said to be close to North Korean leadership tell Western news agencies that the impoverished, authoritarian state may soon allow farmers to […]

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Report: North Korea Halts Work on Launch Pad

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based research institute says new satellite imagery suggests North Korea has halted construction on a launch pad capable of testing intercontinental missiles. The website 38 North says the delay, possibly due to recent heavy rains, could push back the project’s completion by up to two years. The new launch pad, located at the Tonghae […]

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