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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN chief voices concern over N Korea rocket launch plan

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 03:48pm

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations UN chief Ban Ki-moon is “seriously concerned” about North Korea’s planned rocket launch, warning that it could heighten tensions in the region, ... South Korea and Japan. Ban said the move would violate UN Security Council resolutions forbidding North Korea from conducting any launches using ballistic missile technology. “The ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rocket launch roundly condemned

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES AND CARY HUANG

    ... Agencies and Cary Huang Beijing expresses regret but defends North's right to explore space and urges cautious UN response Rocket launch could incur further sanctions North Korea's rocket launch has propelled the nation even further to the fringes of the global community, with long-time patron China expressing "regret" amid the global chorus of criticism. ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea says it may delay controversial rocket launch

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 10:41am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea said it may delay a much-criticised rocket launch originally scheduled for as early as Monday, as analysts say its efforts to mark a key ... in Seoul, said the North had stopped all preparations at the launch site in the country’s northwest. Analysts said technical problems or snow, rather than overseas political pressure, are likely ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is North Korean rocket launch really an act of aggression?

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk Donald Kirk says Kim Jong-un reportedly wants better regional ties Is North Korean rocket launch really an act of aggression? The Japanese chef who dished up sushi for North Korea's ruling dynasty for 13 years believes no one should be upset by the North's firing of a long-range missile. Kenji Fujimoto, Kim Jong-il's sushi chef from 1988 to 2001, ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    S Korea plans third rocket launch bid

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 04:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... into orbit. North Korea in April conducted a rocket launch that Pyongyang said would put a satellite in space. Most other countries, however, considered it a disguised ballistic missile test ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea plans to make its third attempt to join the exclusive club of countries capable of placing a satellite in space on Friday with a rocket launch ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Analysts predict North Korea could launch fourth rocket test in show of nuclear strength

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang could launch fourth atomic rocket test after issuing defiant statement warning US Analysts expect show of regime's nuclear strength North Korea ... "This would be beneficial not only to meeting the US interests but also to ensuring the security of its mainland." In March last year, North Korea put its "strategic" rocket units ...

  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    China rejects US call to tame North Korea after missile launch

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... North Korea China declines U.S. call to tame north korea China has resisted pressure to bring North Korea to heel after its rogue ally launched a long-range rocket, with Beijing arguing that any ... the rocket launch, avoiding the much stronger language of condemnation used by the United States, South Korea and Japan, among others. In South Korea, a foreign ministry spokesman said that North ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Russia urges North Korea to reconsider rocket launch

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 02:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul and Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul and Moscow Pyongyang installs rocket on launch pad, first stage complete Russia on Monday strongly urged North Korea to reconsider its plan to launch a rocket ... heard of the news of the plan “with regret”. North Korea announced Saturday that it would carry out its second long-range rocket launch this year between December 10 and 22. Pyongyang insists ...


    Experts divided over North Korean rocket's political target

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul Everyone agrees one big aim of North Korea's rocket launch was to influence others abroad Experts divided over rocket's political target North Korea ... attempt to pressurise Pyongyang into halting its nuclear programmes. If anything, North Korea's launch is likelier to favour the left. "An increasing number of South Koreans believe we ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Kim thumbs nose at Seoul as photos show him directing rocket fire near DMZ

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul North Korean leader is shown directing rocket launches near South Korean tourist observatory Kim makes it personal withact of defiance North Korea yesterday showed photos of Kim Jong-un directing rocket launches from a site close to South Korea- an apparent act of defiance that puts the face of its leader to actions provoking his neighbours. Satellite imagery ...




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