North Korea internet suffers second outage
North Korea internet suffers second outage

 Internet and 3G mobile network of North Korea were paralysed again amid bickering between the United States and the former over an earlier cyber attack on Sony Pictures.

Sony's ''Interview'' draws US movie-goers who trumpet free speech

"The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that they were championing freedom of expression.

Obama lauds Sony U-turn on releasing the comedy film on North Korea
Obama lauds Sony U-turn on releasing the comedy film on North Korea

Thanks to a U-turn by Sony Pictures, 'The Interview' - the movie that created much furore and buzz even before hitting the box office in America, will now be released in some theatres on Christmas Day. The move has been hailed by the movie makers and the White House, which hailed the measure, saying 'the US believes in free speech'.

Sony Pictures allows some theaters to show ''The Interview''
Sony Pictures allows some theaters to show ''The Interview''

Sony Pictures cleared the way for the release of "The Interview" on Dec. 25 less than a week after pulling the comedy`s planned release following a devastating cyberattack, a Dallas cinema set to screen the film said on Tuesday.

More Americans disapprove of Sony film cancellation: Poll

 Nearly half of Americans believe Sony Pictures made the wrong decision by canceling the theatrical release of the comedy "The Interview," the film that provoked a Sony Pictures made the wrong decision by canceling the theatrical release of the comedy "The Interview released on Monday.

North Korea proposes joint probe with US into Sony cyber attack

North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington`s "slandering" after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation.

Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack
Obama vows US response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

 President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.

George Clooney criticizes Hollywood in Sony cyberattack

Oscar winner George Clooney slammed Hollywood power players for not supporting Sony Pictures following the cyberattack on the company over the satirical comedy "The Interview" about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Washington tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack

Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response.

Sony cancels December 25 release of 'Interview' after theaters bail

Sony Pictures said on Wednesday it canceled the Dec. 25 theatrical release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," after major U.S. theater chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hackers.

'Russia invites North Korea leader for May visit'

Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim`s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan`s Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday.

'The Interview': Comedy film turns North Korea's Kim Jong Un into butt of jokes

As the end credits roll for Sony Pictures' comedy "The Interview," the audience giggles at the standard disclaimer stating that any resemblance of the film`s characters to real people is coincidental.

Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'
Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'

Controversial American basketball legend Dennis Rodman has branded Russian president Vladimir Putin as 'actually cool' after he returned from a recent trip to Russia filled with praise for another leader with disreputable roots.

North Korean leader`s sister may attend Seoul event: Organiser

North Korea has offered to send leader Kim Jong-Un`s increasingly influential sister to a private cultural festival in Seoul next year, the South Korean organiser of the event said Thursday.

North Korean leader bans name 'Kim Jong Un'
North Korean leader bans name 'Kim Jong Un'

In North Korea, there can be only one Kim Jong Un.

North Korea's "princess" moves closer to centre of power

In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Young sister of North Korean leader takes senior party post: KCNA

The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has assumed a senior position in the ruling Workers` Party, state media reported on Thursday, consolidating a third generation of Kim family rule in the secretive state.

Vladimir Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Enough evidence to hold N Korea's Kim accountable for human right atrocities: UN official

A UN investigator said on Thursday there was enough evidence to hold North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accountable for "massive" human rights atrocities committed by the state.

North Korea halts talks with EU over UN draft on international court referral

North Korea has halted talks with the main sponsor of a UN resolution urging the country`s referral to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, following months of attempts to win over key supporters of the draft.