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Failed Missile Test May Make North Korea More Belligerent

The disintegration of North Korea's latest long-range missile shortly after liftoff today increases the likelihood that the communist nation will resume testing nuclear weapons or take other provocative steps to show its strength, analysts say.

Pakistan's Parliament Approves Steps For U.S. Ties

Members of Parliament have approved a list of 14 proposals aimed at revamping relations with the United States. This list includes a ban on American drone strikes or any other incursion into Pakistani territory. And, it would bar arms or munitions from NATO convoys that carry supplies through Pakistan for Western forces in Afghanistan.

Chinese Political Scandal Evolves Into Murder Mystery

A scandal in China has led to the ouster of a powerful political player, who was once a rising star in the Communist Party. Richard MacGregor, a former China bureau chief for the Financial Times, talks to Renee Montagne about the scandal. MacGregor also authored The Party, a book about China's political system.

North Korea Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

North Korea has failed in its attempt to send a satellite into space. U.S. military officials say the rocket broke apart shortly after launch on Friday.

Latin Summit To Discuss Approach To Drug War

President Obama travels to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas Friday. Leaders will discuss development and economic issues. There will also be a push to address the problem of narcotics. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, talks to Renee Montagne about how the U.S. war on drugs is going.