S. Korea Warns North on Rocket

North Korea announced Saturday morning that it plans to launch a rocket later this month, in an announcement from the country's state-run news agency—a move that South Korea immediately denounced as violating a United Nations treaty for the area. The three-stage rocket will reportedly launch a satellite into orbit in what will be the country's fourth attempt to do so. Shortly after the announcement, South Korea's foreign ministry released a statement decrying the planned launch as a "grave provocation that ignores the international community's concern and warnings" about long-range missiles.