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North Korea declares its long-range rocket launch a success as neighbors protest

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea appeared to successfully fire a long-range rocket Wednesday, defying international warnings as the regime of Kim Jong Un pushes forward with its quest to develop the technology needed to deliver a nuclear warhead.

Pyongyang’s state media quickly claimed that the country had succeed in its mission of putting a peaceful satellite into orbit with its long-range Unha-3 rocket. Officials at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, said North Korea appeared to have put an object into space.

But South Korea and Japan said they couldn’t immediately confirm that. The launch was something of a surprise, as North Korea had indicated technical problems with the rocket and recently extended its launch window to Dec. 29.

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  1. Menderman

    December 12th, 2012

    and in related? news:

    Air Force sends mystery mini-shuttle back to space

    http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/article/286637/250/Air-Force-sends-mystery-mini-shuttle-back-to-space

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  2. KF

    December 12th, 2012

    Bill Clinton and Bernie Schwartz (Schwartz was big Democrat player and mil contractor in 1990s) were unavailable for comment.

    Dirtbag traitors

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  3. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 12th, 2012

    For their next step in technology, the North Koreans will put a dog into space. Do you think PETA will object if Laika II goes into orbit?

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  4. Claudia

    December 12th, 2012

    No comment from Herr Obummer?

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