North Korean Nukes

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Published: Wednesday, 05/27/2009 12:00 am EDT

North Korea detonated an underground nuclear bomb Monday, eliciting worldwide condemnation and threats from the UN Security Council, the Globe and Mail reported. The UN called it a "clear violation" of a 2006 resolution that bans the country from developing its nuclear program. But in a further show of disdain, the hermit nation tested two short-range missiles from an east coast launch pad on Tuesday. Pyongyang had been threatening in recent weeks to conduct a nuclear test unless the Security Council apologized for condemning North Korea's long-range missile test on April 5.

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