Roger L. Simon

Hold the atom bombs a moment, I have to go spend a penny...

From Reuters in Beijing: Ten days into what have become marathon talks to end the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, weary delegates from six countries have gulped down 2,000 cups of coffee to keep themselves awake.

Beating back the summer heat, thirsty delegates from the two Koreas, the United States, Russia, Japan and host China have also consumed 5,000 bottles of mineral water, Qing Gang, spokesman for the Chinese delegation, told reporters on Thursday.