North Korea Still Plans Missile Test

    South Korean conservative activists shout slogans with placards showing pictures of North Korean new leader Kim Jong-Un during a rally denouncing the North's announcement of a planned satellite launch, in Seoul on March 20, 2012. South Korea accused on March 19 North Korea of trying to develop a nuclear-armed missile through a satellite launch next month, after Pyongyang dismissed international calls to abandon the exercise.   AFP PHOTO/JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    North Korea plans to roll the dice with its missile launch next month, despite stern warnings from President Obama and the international community to abandon the idea. The Hermit Kingdom has claimed that the launch is for a peaceful space program, but South Korea and Japan aren’t buying it and have readied missile defenses. At a summit in Seoul, Obama and leaders from 40 nations pledged to secure the world’s nuclear material by 2014 to keep it out of the hands of rogue states and terrorists.

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