North Korea Plans Rocket Launch

    In this Nov. 23, 2012 photo, North Korean soldiers vow to retaliate against any South Korean military action during a rally at the Phyonghwa Seaside Culture Farm in South Hwanghae Province, North Korea. The coastal farm is located just miles from South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island, which North Korean troops shelled two years ago after warning the South Korean military not to carry out live-fire drills in the disputed waters. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

    Jon Chol Jin / AP Photo

    Like father, like son. North Korea said that it would carry out its second rocket launch of 2012 on Saturday, a move that quickly drew condemnations from the United States and neighboring South Korea. State media announced that the isolated communist country would launch another space satellite one day after leader Kim Jong-un met with Chinese leaders in the capital of Pyongyang. China urged calm in the region after the announcement, saying that it expressed “deep concern” about North Korea’s decision.

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