1. HARSH WORDS

    N. Korea Ends Peace Accord With South

    Korean People's Army training in N. Korea. (KNS/AFP/Getty)

    Put North Korea in time-out, and a temper tantrum is sure to ensue. The nation lashed out Friday, ending its peace accord with South Korea, in response to the United Nations Security Council’s vote Thursday punishing it for nuclear testing. The unanimous approval of the strict sanctions came in spite of threats from the aggravated country, which claimed that it would retaliate against the United States and engulf Washington in a “sea of fire.” A top general confirmed that Pyongyang is armed with nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles and ready to launch at any time. The South responded by warning that if North Korea does attack with a nuclear weapon, Kim Jong-un’s regime “will be erased from the earth.”

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