"U.S. weighs shootdown of N. Korea missile — WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is weighing responses to a possible North Korean missile test that include attempting to shoot it down in flight over the Pacific, defense officials told The Associated Press...
"Reuters - North Korea wants talks with the United
States over its planned missile test, Yonhap news agency
reported on Wednesday, a sign Pyongyang might be ready to step
back from the mounting crisis."
"AP - North Korea said Wednesday it wants direct talks with the United States over its apparent plans to test-fire a long-range missile, a day after the country issued a bristling statement in which it declared its right to carry out the launch."
"Reports concerning the completed fueling of N Korea's long range Taepodong-2 missile and its planned launch within a month omit several key aspects of the story, including the fact that North Korea already launched a missile that hit Alaska. One would expect this story to...
"North Korea fuels missile, readies launch, U.S. officials say — WASHINGTON (Reuters) — North Korea is believed to have completed fueling a missile capable of reaching Alaska, raising the probability of an imminent test launch, U.S. officials said on...
"Reuters - Clouds and storms closed in on Tuesday
over a site where North Korea may be preparing to test a
long-range missile, potentially delaying a flight that regional
powers have warned the reclusive state not to launch."
"AP - North Korea appeared close Sunday to test-firing a long-range missile capable of reaching the United States, prompting the White House to warn of an appropriate response and Japan to threaten a "fierce" protest to the United Nations."
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reports that North Korea is preparing to test fire a long-range missile have drawn renewed scrutiny of U.S. efforts to build a reliable system to intercept such missiles, which is still not...
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"AP - Iran has received its first batch of North Korean-made surface-to-surface missiles that put European countries within firing range, Israel's military intelligence chief said in an interview published Thursday."