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By Foster Klug And Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press

UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions.

Condemnation and skepticism greet North Korea’s announcement it has tested a hydrogen bomb

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of North Korea’s declaration that it had tested a hydrogen bomb for the first time was greeted with widespread condemnation ‚Äî but also skepticism and doubt ‚Äî as world powers vowed Wednesday to punish the impoverished and defiant nation with new international sanctions.