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    UN Condemns ‘Deeply Deplorable’ North Korean Launch

    Tensions just blew sky high. The Hermit Kingdom has drawn global criticism following yesterday’s launch, which Pyongyang claims placed a satellite in orbit but critics believe was really a test of ballistic missile technology. NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg called for North Korea to “refrain from any further provocative actions,” and China expressed “regret” that it hadn’t been able to dissuade Kim Jong Un through diplomacy. The U.N. Security Council, which labeled it a “serious violation,” held an urgent meeting in New York and is expected to respond with a new sanctions resolution.

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