"AP - President Bush won solid European support Wednesday for his handling of escalating nuclear crises with North Korea and Iran but was challenged over the Iraq war, the U.S. prison camp in Cuba and rising anti-American sentiment."
"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."