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  • M. Ryder

    LYONS: The right response to North Korea

    North Korea's outrageous and provocative threats to the United States and our allies Japan and South Korea have certainly had the intended effect of causing world attention to focus on the hermit kingdom and its new "dear leader," Kim Jong-un.


  • Secretary of State John F. Kerry (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Kerry: Response to North Korea will send Iran a message

    The world must show its resolve in the face of North Korea's nuclear provocations or risk emboldening Iran, which is under scrutiny over its uranium enrichment program, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Wednesday.


  • Women in Tokyo read copies of an extra edition of a Japanese newspaper reporting North Korea's nuclear test on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

    Obama calls North Korean nuclear test 'highly provocative'

    North Korea confirmed on Tuesday that it had conducted its third nuclear test, setting off a wave of global condemnation, including from President Obama, who called the test a "highly provocative act" that "undermines regional stability."


  • On a large television screen in front of Pyongyang's railway station, a North Korean state television broadcaster announces the news that North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. North Korea conducted a nuclear test at an underground site in the remote northeast Tuesday, taking an important step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile that could reach United States. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea's nuclear test

    The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting Tuesday morning to discuss North Korea's latest nuclear test, conducted at a remote underground site, according to various media. South Korean authorities initially reported a 5.1 magnitude "artificial earthquake" that was a suspected nuclear test from its northern neighbor.


  • ** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks at a banquet for rocket scientists in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in this image made from video. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)

    North Korean leader Kim vows strong action

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convened top security and foreign affairs officials and ordered them to take "substantial and high-profile important state measures," state media said Sunday, fueling speculation that he plans to push forward with a threat to explode a nuclear device in defiance of the United Nations.


  • Construction is under way at a site in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Sholmo on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. A European diplomat says Germany and three other European members of the U.N. Security Council are preparing a statement condemning Israel's latest settlement plans in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

    Netanyahu vows more Israeli construction in east Jerusalem

    Israel's prime minister on Tuesday rejected international criticism of plans to build thousands more Jewish homes in east Jerusalem, insisting that construction will move forward.


  • South Koreans at Seoul Station in the nation's capital watch a TV news report on the launch of an Unha rocket from Tongchang-ri, North Korea, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The launch by North Korea of the long-range rocket came only days before South Korean presidential elections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    White House condemns North Korean rocket launch

    The White House on Wednesday condemned North Korea's successful launch of a long-range rocket, deeming it a "highly provocative act" that threatens security in Asia and directly violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.


  • North Korean youths in traditional Korean outfit play instruments in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 12, 2012, to celebrate a rocket launch. North Korea appeared to successfully fire a long-range rocket, 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. (Associated Press)

    U.S.: N. Korea missile launch is 'provocative act'

    The White House was quick to condemn North Korea's successful launch of a long-range rocket, calling it a "highly provocative act" that threatens regional security.


  • **FILE** The United Nations headquarters in New York

    Palestinians urge U.N. action on Israeli settlements

    The Palestinians demanded urgent action by the U.N. Security Council and the international community on Wednesday to halt Israel's "illegal settlement campaign."


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