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North Korea calls US-SKorean use of national flag in huge live-fire drills a grave provocation | The Washington Post

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Monday called the use of its flag during U.S.-South Korean military drills last week a serious provocation and evidence of U.S. hostility that justifies the growth of Pyongyang’s nuclear arms program. The statement from an unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman came on the 62nd anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War, which ...

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North Korea Tests the Patience of Its Ally, China | NYTimes.com, WPost

BEIJING — As Kim Jong-un, the young leader of North Korea, consolidates his grip on power, China is showing signs of increasing frustration at the bellicose behavior of its longtime ally. Since succeeding his father, Kim Jong-il, six months ago, Mr. Kim has quickly alienated the Obama administration and put North Korea on track to develop a nuclear warhead that ...

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Washington double-talk on nukes | The Washington Post

The United States needs a consistent position on nonproliferation if its efforts to lower the nuclear weapons threat is to be taken seriously. The last two weeks prove the point. On Thursday, India successfully tested what it called its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the Agni V. Since it traveled only 3,000 miles, the missile would be considered an intermediate-range ballistic ...

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India missile test has few critics, unlike NKorea | TheState.com

By RAVI NESSMAN – Associated Press NEW DELHI — India’s successful test of a powerful new missile that can carry nuclear weapons to Beijing caused barely a ripple – even in China – just days after North Korea was globally vilified for a failed rocket launch. The vastly different responses show the world has grown to accept India as a ...

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North Korea: damp squib | Editorial, The Guardian

Instead of launching a satellite that was supposed to beam the song of General Kim Il-sung from space, the missile launched by North Korea on Friday lasted less than two minutes before exploding in 20 pieces and falling into the Yellow Sea. Rod Stewart’s I Am Sailing would have been a safer bet to take on board. The question on ...

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North Korea moves rocket into position for launch | The Guardian

Pyongyang vows to go ahead with launch of what it says is a satellite launch but US fears is a long-range missile test   North Korea has moved three stages of a long-range rocket into position for a controversial launch in defiance of international warnings against violating a ban on missile activity. Foreign news agencies were allowed a first-hand look ...

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Along Korea’s DMZ, No Sign That Tensions Are Easing | NPR

As part of his visit to South Korea for the Nuclear Security Summit with 52 other heads of state Monday, President Obama is paying a visit to the military armistice line that has divided the Koreas. North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un made an unannounced visit to the DMZ earlier this month. There have been hopes that the recent ...

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