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North Korea rocket launch sparks global anger

PYRRHIC VICTORY A man in Seoul, South Korea, watches a TV broadcast of North Korea’s successful rocket launch on Wednesday. The surprise launch was roundly condemned by most of the free world, including the Philippines. The suddenness of the launch ends all hope that the new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might be a young progressive reformer. AFP/AP

The UN Security Council on Wednesday held emergency talks on North Korea’s long-range rocket launch amid western demands for tough action against the isolated state.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US, PH conclude strategic talks, strongly condemn N. Korea’s rocket launch

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In this monitor screen image taken by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, the Unha-3 rocket lifts off from a launch site on the west coast, in the village of Tongchang-ri, North Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Officials from the Philippines and the US on Wednesday strongly condemned North Korea's decision to pursue its rocket launch.  AP PHOTO/KOREA CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY VIA KOREA NEWS SERVICE

Officials from the Philippines and the United States on Wednesday strongly condemned North Korea’s decision to pursue its rocket launch, saying that the two countries would strengthen and increase their alliances with the “current threat to regional security.”

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

North Korea rocket parts plunge east of Luzon

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PYRRHIC VICTORY A man in Seoul, South Korea, watches a TV broadcast of North Korea’s successful rocket launch on Wednesday. The surprise launch was roundly condemned by most of the free world, including the Philippines. The suddenness of the launch ends all hope that the new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might be a young progressive reformer. AFP/AP

The Philippines on Wednesday condemned North Korea’s rocket launch, debris from which reportedly fell into waters 340 kilometers east of Luzon.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH condemns North Korea’s rocket launch—DFA

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The Philippines on Wednesday condemned North Korea’s decision to proceed with its rocket launch, saying it violated United Nations (UN) resolutions.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Philippines has 3 hours to react after North Korea rocket launch

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In this April 5, 2009 image made from KRT video, a rocket is lifted off from its launch pad in Musudan-ri, North Korea. As the US and its allies decry North Korea's planned rocket launch, they're also rushing to capitalize on the rare opportunity it presents to assess the secretive nation's ability to strike beyond its shores. AP

Philippine authorities have just three to four hours after North Korea launches its rocket to warn people in coastal communities in northeastern Luzon to stay clear of the rocket’s projected path.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cagayan residents keep cool amid hot North Korea rocket talk

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NORTH KOREA ROCKET PLAN. North Korea has said the rocket will travel south towards the Philippines or Indonesia.

While national government officials worry about North Korea’s launching a rocket this week, residents of Cagayan are taking the matter in stride.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Let big boys deal with North Korea rocket launch, Enrile tells gov’t

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

Playing down threats to the Philippines from a North Korean rocket launch, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said Monday that the country was not in a position to meddle with the launch planned for mid-April.

Posted: April 10th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines to declare no-fly zone

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In this April 5, 2009 image made from KRT video, a rocket is lifted off from its launch pad in Musudan-ri, North Korea. As the US and its allies decry North Korea's planned rocket launch, they're also rushing to capitalize on the rare opportunity it presents to assess the secretive nation's ability to strike beyond its shores. AP

A no-fly and no-seafaring zone will be declared over a wide area off northern Luzon from April 12 to 16 when North Korea is scheduled to launch a long-range missile.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asean hits North Korea rocket launch

Asean chief Surin Pitsuwan. AFP PHOTO

Southeast Asian nations voiced “real concern” on Monday about North Korea’s planned rocket launch, which the United States and its allies describe as a ballistic missile test.

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines to continue pressure on N. Korea to stop rocket launch

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The Philippines will continue to press North Korea to abandon its plan to launch a long-range rocket in April, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said.

Posted: March 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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