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North Korea To Launch Another Rocket
2012-12-02 09:26:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online North Korea announced Saturday that they would attempt to launch a long-range rocket before the end of the year, just eight months after a failed attempt to do so was condemned by a United Nations ban prohibiting the nation from developing nuclear and missile programs. According to The Guardian, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced that a rocket transporting a planetary observation satellite would be...

Technical Glitch Delays South Korean Satellite Launch
2012-10-26 14:39:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online South Korea's space agency planned on launching a satellite from its own soil today, but said it will be delaying the attempt due to a gas leak. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) was forced to postpone the attempt due to a last-minute technical glitch, hindering the company from trying to restore its launch reputation. Kim Seung-jo, KARI's space agency chief, said engineers found a gas leak in the link between the...

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2009-04-22 13:00:00

A government official said Wednesday, Japan is mulling an early warning satellite that can detect missile launches amid worries about North Korea's missile power. On April 5, Pyongynag launched a rocket that Japan saw as a disguised missile test.  The launch has sparked calls for Japan to consider possessing an early warning satellite and churning up a missile shield. Kei Oguro, an official at the government's Strategic Headquarters for Space Policy said, after being asked whether Japan...

2008-06-26 09:02:24

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, June 26 Kyodo - South Korea on Thursday welcomed North Korea's submission of a list of its nuclear programmes to China. In a press briefing, Foreign Minister Yu Myung Hwan said the North's submission is "positive, as it would provide the foundation to moving on to the next stage of dismantling" nuclear weapons programmes. Yu said North Korea submitted the nuclear declaration Thursday afternoon. Yu also said the...

2008-06-26 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, June 26 Kyodo - The planned US removal of North Korea from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism will not change its stance on the issue of North Korea's abduction of Japanese nationals, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said Thursday. At a news conference, Machimura also said Japan intends to take part in examining North Korea's long-overdue nuclear declaration, expected to be presented to...

2006-09-05 22:20:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States have discussed warning North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Wednesday. "We talked about the need to make very clear to the DPRK that this would a very, very unwelcome development," Hill told reporters after meeting Wu Dawei, China's chief diplomat in charge of negotiations with North Korea. The Communist state's official title is the Democratic People's...

2006-09-05 21:02:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States have discussed warning North Korea against conducting a nuclear test, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Wednesday. Hill, speaking to reporters after meeting Wu Dawei, China's chief diplomat in charge of negotiations with North Korea, said he had no clear information to substantiate reports that Pyongyang might be preparing to test a nuclear device. "We discussed the danger that the DPRK could take...

2006-09-05 10:38:22

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea's test firing of a volley of missiles in July has disappointed its traditional ally China, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said in Beijing on Tuesday. Hill, the top U.S. negotiator in six-party talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons, said the talks were jeopardized by Pyongyang's refusal to participate, and the host country, China, was also frustrated. "We would like to get on with a diplomatic track, but I think...

2006-09-02 01:24:26

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of provoking war by carrying out an anti-missile test over the Pacific and holding military drills with South Korean forces on the divided peninsula. The U.S. military shot down a dummy warhead over the Pacific on Friday in what it called a "huge step" in the development of an anti-missile shield activated in July to guard against missiles test-fired by North Korea. The North's Committee for Peaceful Reunification of...

2006-08-25 00:25:54

SEOUL (Reuters) - Regional powers should not try to back North Korea into a corner over its missile tests and nuclear weapons programme but should stand firm when Pyongyang behaves badly, South Korea's foreign minister said on Friday. U.S. and Japanese news reports have said North Korea might be preparing for its first nuclear weapons test. The North defied international warnings and test-fired seven missiles on July 5, prompting condemnation by the U.N. Security Council. "We need to...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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