Another opportunity for North Korea to launch its controversial rocket opened Friday as neighbors kept a nervous eye on the reclusive, nuclear-armed country's launch site and diplomats warned Pyongyang against provocative moves.
The North Koreans have said the long-range rocket is needed to put a weather satellite into orbit. They say they plan to launch it sometime between Thursday and Monday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and noon (6 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, Wednesday to Sunday).
Thursday's launch window passed uneventfully. North Korean state television made no mention of the rocket, and international journalists in Pyongyang were taken on an official