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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 the UN.
North Korea said on Tuesday it was preparing to launch a communications satellite on one of its rockets, saying it would mark a great step forward for the communist state.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Taepodong-2 long-range missile test-fired by North Korea on July 5 broke up and fell back to earth just after its launch, making its flight much shorter than previously believed, media reports said on Sunday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea launched some type of missile that landed in the Japan Sea on Wednesday, NHK television said. A Japanese government official confirmed that a launch occurred at about 3:30 a.m. local time but said it was unclear if it was a ballistic Taepodong missile.
By Carol Giacomo and Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is far along in its preparations for testing a long-range ballistic missile but the United States would not necessarily use its missile defense system to shoot it down, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has activated its ground-based interceptor missile-defense system amid concerns over an expected North Korean missile launch, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday.
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has moved its ground-based interceptor missile defense system from test mode to operational amid concerns over an expected North Korean missile launch, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday.
By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is believed to have completed fueling a missile capable of reaching Alaska, raising the probability of an imminent test launch, U.S. officials said on Sunday.