A North Korean official denounced a report by South Korea`s spy agency that leader Kim Jong Un had ordered the execution of 15 senior officials as "malicious slander" but acknowledged that executions took place.
North Korean military`s "cyber army" has boosted its numbers to 6,000 troops, the South Korean Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, double Seoul`s estimate for the force in 2013, and is working to cause "physical and psychological paralysis" in the South.
"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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.