NORTH KOREA ROCKET LAUNCH

  • Satellite failed to enter into orbit: N Korea April 13, 2012

    Pyongyang: North Korea's muchanticipated rocket launch ended quickly in an embarrassing failure early on Friday, splintering into pieces over the Yellow Sea soon after takeoff. Within minutes of the early morning launch, the US and South Korea declared it a failure. North Korea acknowledged that hours later in an announcement...
  • North Korea vows to boycott nuclear talks April 14, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea on Tuesday announced it will boycott international negotiations on ending its nuclear weapons programme and restore nuclear facilities that have been disabled as part of an earlier multilateral agreement. The sixparty talks "in which we are participating have become no longer necessary", the foreign ministry said in a...
  • World powers agree UN draft statement on North Korea April 13, 2009

    New York: The world powers have agreed on a UN Security Council draft statement condemning North Korea's rocket launch, diplomats said on Sunday. The five permanent members of the council and Japan agreed on Saturday to the draft statement seen as a compromise between the supporters of tough measures against North...
  • In pics: Shock, protests follow N Korea's rocket launch April 5, 2009

    North Korea defiantly carried out a rocket launch on Sunday that the US, Japan and other nations suspect was a cover for a test of its longrange missile technology. North Korea went ahead with the launch despite mounting international pressure to cancel the liftoff which US President Barack Obama warned...
  • N Korea defies US, readies for rocket launch April 3, 2009

    Seoul: Reclusive North Korea pressed ahead on Friday with final preparations to blast a multistage rocket over Japan as world leaders scrambled to forge a united stance on how to punish it for the launch. Saturday is the start of a fiveday window during which the North says it will send...