North Korea, Defying Warnings, Prepares Long-Range Rocket Launch

February 2, 2016 5:56 PM

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North Korea, Defying Warnings, Prepares Long-Range Rocket Launch

SEOUL, South Korea — In a new dare to the United States and its allies, North Korea has notified the United Nations agency responsible for navigation safety that it is planning to launch a long-range rocket this month to put a satellite into orbit.

The agency, the International Maritime Organization, said Tuesday that it had received a notification from the North Korean authorities of a launch between the hours of 7 a.m. and noon local time, on an as-yet unspecified day between Feb. 8 and 25. An agency spokeswoman, Natasha Brown, said North Ko...

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