North Korea rocket launch - updates

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North Korea says it tested rocket launchers

May 05, 2019 - 8:30 AM

This comes a day after Pyongyang appeared to have launched its first short-range missile in more than a year

US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. Saul LOEB / AFP

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Mar 31, 2016 - 7:37 PM

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North Korean leader orders further nuclear tests

Mar 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED Overseeing a ballistic missile launch on Thursday March 10 Kim Jong Un ordered more nuclear explosion tests to estimate the destructive power of the newly produced nuclear warheads

MORE TESTS? An undated picture provided by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 9, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C), talking with scientists and technicians involved in research of nuclear weapons, at an undisclosed location, North Korea. File photo by KCNA/EPA

US secretly agreed to North Korea talks before nuke test – report

Feb 22, 2016 - 6:27 PM

It was the North Koreans who proposed discussing a peace treaty says a US State Department spokesman

epa05147257 (FILE) A file picture dated 12 January 2016 and released by North Korea's state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking during a ceremony at the meeting hall of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea launched a long-range rocket on 07 February 2016, just hours after South Korea's Defense Ministry said the reclusive country moved forward its time frame for the launch. The rocket was launched from a facility in north-western North Korea, South Korean media reported citing the South Korean military. North Korea has said the launch would send a satellite into orbit. South Korea and the United States believe that is a cover for a test of a ballistic missile, which is banned by multiple UN Security Council resolutions. EPA/RODONG SINMUN SOUTH KOREA OUT

North Korea lacks technology for anti-US nuclear strike – Pentagon

Feb 13, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Despite the recent launch North Korea s capabilities to strike the United States would be dependent on outside help according to the Pentagon

FIRING DRILL. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) inspects a rocket firing drill directed at US military bases in South Korea. Photo by Rodong Sinmun/EPA

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Feb 11, 2016 - 6:39 PM

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Japan slaps new sanctions on North Korea

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:50 PM

North Korean citizens and ships are barred from entering Japan

South Korea shutters joint industrial park after N.Korean rocket

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:45 PM

3rd UPDATE Seoul says it does not want its investment in the Kaesong park to be used for Pyongyang s nuclear program

epa05152296 (FILE) An undated file picture released on 06 December 2011 shows a general view of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North Korean border town of Kaesong. South Korea said on 10 February 2016 that it was suspending its participation in a jointly run industrial park on the border with North Korea, in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test and rocket launch, a news report said. On 06 January North Korea carried out its fourth nuclear test since 2006. It launched a long-range ballistic missile and sent a satellite into orbit. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

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Feb 08, 2016 - 12:06 PM

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Global outrage over North Korea rocket launch

Feb 07, 2016 - 4:58 PM

UPDATED NATO says Pyongyang s move is a blatant breach of 5 UN resolutions

ROCKET LAUNCH. This picture taken from North Korean TV and released by South Korean news agency Yonhap on February 7, 2016 shows North Korea's locket launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyong 4. AFP photo / North Korean TV / YONHAP 

North Korea begins fueling rocket: report

Feb 05, 2016 - 5:45 PM

In order to avoid any possible collision Japanese and South Korean airlines will be rerouting a number of flights during the window period of North Korea s planned rocket launch

2012 LAUNCH. A photo released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 13 December 2012 shows a monitor screen image of the launch of the communist country's long-range Unha-3 rocket, which successfully put a satellite into orbit, from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Pyongang Province, North Korea on 12 December 2012. North Korea's rocket launch was condemned by governments around the world as provocative and a violation of UN Security Council regulations. EPA/KCNA BEST AVAILABLE QUALITY

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North Korea hints at possible rocket launch

Sep 14, 2015 - 11:44 PM

Any such launch would invite fresh international sanctions and jeopardize a reunion being organized with South Korea of families divided by the 1950 53 Korean War

A file photo dated October 2010, then released by the North Korean Central News Agency KCNA, showing a 'Musudan' missile appearing during a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. KCNA/EPA

S. Korea says North 'rocket' could fly 10,000 km

Dec 23, 2012 - 3:28 PM

North Korea s recent rocket launch amounts to the test of a ballistic missile capable of carrying a half ton payload over 10 000 kilometers the South Korean defense ministry says

North Korea satellite appears dead - scientist

Dec 18, 2012 - 7:50 AM

A satellite launched with fanfare last week by a defiant North Korea appears to be dead as no signal can be detected

N. Korea holds mass celebration of rocket launch

Dec 14, 2012 - 11:25 AM

North Koreans hold a mass celebration for Pyongyang s long range rocket launch

N. Korea hails 'groundbreaking' rocket launch

Dec 12, 2012 - 2:11 PM

North Korea hails groundbreaking rocket launch

North Korea says rocket launch a success - KCNA

Dec 12, 2012 - 10:42 AM

North Korea confirmed Wednesday December 12 it had launched a long range rocket saying it had succeeded in its mission of placing a satellite in orbit

North Korea surprises world, fires rocket

Dec 12, 2012 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED North Korea said the three stage rocket which Pyongyang insists was solely aimed at placing a satellite in orbit had achieved all its objectives

AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

N. Korea stops rocket launch preparations: report

Dec 09, 2012 - 6:47 PM

North Korea stops all preparations for a rocket launch at a site in the country s northwest a South Korean official tells Yonhap News Agency on Sunday December 9

PH preparing for North Korean rocket launch

Dec 08, 2012 - 4:27 PM

Authorities will check for radioactive fallout in case debris from the projectile falls on land but so far no evacuations have been ordered

PLANNING FOR DEBRIS FALLOUT. Google Maps image of exclusion area between Cagayan (A) and Polillo Island, Quezon (B).

North Korea defies critics, challenges South with rocket plan

Dec 02, 2012 - 4:30 PM

The launch will escalate tensions experts say

North Korea to launch rocket in December: KCNA

Dec 01, 2012 - 4:47 PM

North Korea plans to launch a long range rocket between December 10 and 22 the North s official news agency says

N Korea vows retaliation over rocket

Apr 18, 2012 - 3:20 PM

North Korea warns of retaliation after the US scrapped food aid raising fears of a new nuclear test

N Korea: We'll continue testing and launching

Apr 18, 2012 - 7:02 AM

North Korea condemns the UN s condemnation of its failed rocket launch saying it will continue launching for space development in the future

S. Korea steps up operation to retrieve debris

Apr 14, 2012 - 6:14 PM

Despite threats of ruthless retaliation by North Korea Seoul is combing its territory for rocket chunks

US: N Korea wasting money amid hunger

Apr 13, 2012 - 10:17 AM

The US says North Korea s failed rocket launch threatens security and violates international law

Japan: N Korea rocket launch regrettable

Apr 13, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Japan calls on the UN Security Council to make an appropriate response to North Korea s failed rocket launch

2009 rocket launch was also a 'failure'

Apr 13, 2012 - 7:59 AM

North Korea s rocket launch in April 2009 was branded as the regime s attempt to put satellite into orbit but it was also seen as a failure

N Korea rocket failed, say US, Japan, S Korea

Apr 13, 2012 - 7:50 AM

2nd update They said it broke apart a minute after lift off; South Korea says it disintegrated into several pieces

PH, Japan on alert ahead of rocket launch

Apr 12, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Civil defense chief Benito Ramos says launch is imminent

NoKor rocket installed on launch pad

Apr 08, 2012 - 9:23 PM

North Korean space officials have moved all three stages of a long range rocket into position for a controversial launch

Cambodian official to visit North Korea

Apr 04, 2012 - 11:46 PM

The Cambodian foreign minister s planned visit to North Korea this year is aimed at easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula says the Asean chief

Myanmar, N. Korea in focus as Asean summit starts

Apr 03, 2012 - 11:10 AM

Leaders of the 10 member Asean gather in Phnom Penh2 days after the victory of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar s by elections

Asean: 'Real concern' on rocket launch

Apr 02, 2012 - 2:56 PM

Asean leaders are due to hold a 2 day summit in Phnom Penh where they are expected to tackle North Korea s planned rocket launch

Philippines protests against N. Korea rocket launch

Apr 01, 2012 - 6:00 PM

After a US diplomat said debris from North Korea s rocket launch will land off the Philippines the government filed diplomatic protests

FVR worried about Nokor rocket launch

Mar 29, 2012 - 6:10 PM

Former Philippine President Fidel V Ramos said the country faces danger with the planned rocket launch of North Korea

President Benigno S Aquino III with former President Fidel V Ramos. Malacanang photo