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August 25, 2009
South Korea launches first rocket into space

While South Korea just launched its first rocket to carry an observation satellite, North Korea remains critical. Though South Korea has claimed that the test was for purely scientific and peaceful purposes, the North has said that the technology could indeed be used to construct ballistic missiles.

Despite the recent controversy, tensions appear to be easing between North Korea and itsĀ adversariesĀ as high ranking officials meet, reunifications of families resume and meetings with U.S. diplomats are discussed.

Tony Birtley of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English explores these thawing relationships.

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