US Calls North Korea Rocket Launch a 'Provocative Act'

United States officials confirm that North Korea appears to have carried out the successful launch of a long-range rocket. The move comes as a surprise to the international community, which has consistently called on North Korea to abandon its efforts. Less than 24 hours earlier, the North Koreans had indicated they were grappling with "technical uncertainties" that forced them to extend the launch window to Dec. 29. The secretive regime insists its efforts are part of a peaceful space...Full Story
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