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Jun 16th, 2009

Summary: North Korea has threatened a “fire shower of nuclear retaliation” if provoked by the U.S., but U.S. officials are downplaying any imminent threat to the United States of a North Korean missile strike or confrontation between the two countries at sea. … December 16, 2009 update: President Barack Obama has written a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il as part of an intense effort to draw the reclusive nation back to nuclear disarmament talks.

Apr 5th, 2009

Summary: North Korea has fired a multistage rocket over Japan, defying Washington, Tokyo, and other world leaders who suspect the launch was cover for a test of its long-range missile technology.