Really, does this surprise anyone? I mean, you can set your calendar on when North Korea will go ballistic (yes pun intended) and say they aren't coming to the talks, they're going to build more nukes, and/or they will cancel all tourism activities. Seriously, it's right there on the calendar, one week after Taeborŭm: obscure Chinese characters that read, "Day of North Korea yelling something crazy and storming out of the room." There's another one in four weeks.
- North Korea declares end to cooperation on six-party talks and says it will bolster atomic defense and end armistice in retaliation for joint ROK-US military exercises (CNN, Reuters, AFP, AP via WaPo, Bloomberg, Yonhap, KCNA, Korea Times)
- Beijing says other parties should remain resolute and patient (Yonhap)
- South Korea routs New Zealand, 9-2, in field hockey World Cup to keep on track in semi-finals (AFP)
- South Korea's Noh Seung-yul wins Malaysia Open (AP)
Ten thousand apologies.