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North Korea’s reported failed rocket launch might’ve cost them big

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  • 90 seconds from launch until utter failure — they’re 0 for 3 source
  • failure With much fanfare and tons of controversy surrounding the launch, North Korea’s rocket launch (intended to honor Kim Il-sung) reportedly failed Friday morning local time, with the rocket getting off the ground, falling apart, and going into the sea.
  • cost The Obama administration says that even though the rocket launch didn’t succeed, they would likely still continue with plans to suspend its food aid program with the country — a deal which at the time seemed to suggest easing relations between the countries. source

» One good thing that came out of this: The photos that Western journalists got this week at the very least gave us an interesting view into an area of the world that few have ever seen.

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