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April 14th, 2009
World Links: Pirates Capture Four More Ships, N. Korea Vows to Restart Nuclear Program

North Korea says it will boycott nuclear disarmament talks and restart its nuclear weapons program to protest the United Nations Security Council’s condemnation of N. Korea’s April 5 rocket launch.

The trial of Roxana Saberi, a 31-year-old Iranian-American journalist accused of spying for the U.S., begins in Iran.

Somali pirates hijack four ships and more than 60 crew members in 48 hours, despite U.S. and French rescue missions that have left several pirates dead in the past few days.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari signs a regulation enforcing Sharia law in the Swat valley and surrounding areas, amid threats of violence by Taliban militants.

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