WAR OF WORDS

North Korea Taunts Hillary

This won’t help accusations that Pyongyang behaves like a petulant child: North Korean officials are trading schoolyard insults this week with Hillary Clinton: On Thursday, Clinton said in Thailand that North Korea has "no friends left that will protect them from the international community's efforts to move toward denuclearization." In response, an unnamed North Korean official called Clinton "by no means intelligent" and a "funny lady." The official even went after her looks: "Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping." Meanwhile, U.S. officials believe the North Korean government's modus operandi is to be deliberately provocative, CNN reports—to "act out" to get the U.S.'s attention.