PROVOCATIONS

North Korea Restarts Nuclear Program

North Korea escaped its rocket launch earlier this month with only a UN condemnation, but even that slight rebuke has the nation fuming: According to the Associated Press, North Korea has vowed to restart its nuclear program and boycott international atomic-weapons talks in protest. North Korea “resolutely rejects the unjust action,” but a North Korea expert from South Korea said the threat was likely just a negotiating tool and talks will soon resume.