North Korean rocket launch was provocative act: White House

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's much-anticipated rocket launch ended quickly in failure early Friday, splintering into pieces over the Yellow Sea soon after takeoff. North Korea acknowledged in an announcement

With the situation in Syria still uncertain and North Korea launching a long-range missile Thursday ahead of crucial talks with Iran over its nuclear program, the Group of Eight bloc urged speedy resolutions to the trio of front-burner issues.

A North-Korean carrier rocket took off at 7:39 am local time on Wednesday. However, the launch has been confirmed to have failed.

North Korea's much-hyped rocket launch has failed, the country admitted on Friday. The Unha-3 rocket – which the North said would put a satellite into orbit – was launched from Cholsan, a coastal town in the country's northwest, in the early hours of

A North Korean soldier stands in front of the country's Unha-3 rocket at a launching site in Tongchang-ri, North Korea on April 8. / By David Guttenfelder, AP PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a long-range rocket early Friday,