US urges North Korea to compensate Sony for cyberattack
US urges North Korea to compensate Sony for cyberattack

 The United States urged North Korea on Monday to admit it ordered a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and to pay for the damage it had caused.

China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea
China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea

China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to US calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault.

South Korea nuclear plant operator says hacked, but no risk to reactors
South Korea nuclear plant operator says hacked, but no risk to reactors

 Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, but only non-critical data has been lost and there is no risk to the safety of nuclear installations including the country`s 23 atomic reactors, the company and the government said on Monday.

Another police officer killed in US

 A police officer was killed in the US Sunday, a day after two New York police officers were shot dead by a gunman in Brooklyn.

A bullet that changes direction in mid-air

 The US Department of Defense is testing a bullet that could change direction in mid-air.

US dismisses North Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China`s help
US dismisses North Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China`s help

 The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang.

US asked for China`s help on North Korea cyberattacks: Official

The United States has asked China to help block cyber attacks from North Korea as it weighs a response to the crippling hack of Sony Pictures, a US official said Saturday.

Government strips off diplomat Devyani Khobragade from her duties

The government has stripped off diplomat Devyani Khobragade from her duties in the Ministry of External Affairs, days after she spoke to the media without seeking permission.

PM Modi's US visit showcased India's potential: Gabbard

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic US visit, America has recognised the great potential India holds for ties between both the nations, US Congress member Tulsi Gabbard said here on Saturday.

US not in a position to police every evil: Gabbard

US Congress member Tulsi Gabbard here said America is not in a position to police every evil across the globe with its limited resources.

In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts

 Andrew Steele, 15, chose a drone as a Christmas present. And he`s not alone. Thousands of drone fans -- young and old -- turned out at a recent show in Los Angeles.

Indian-American Richard Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Devyani Khobragade stripped off her duties, put on 'compulsory wait'
Devyani Khobragade stripped off her duties, put on 'compulsory wait'

The government has stripped off diplomat Devyani Khobragade from her duties in the Ministry of External Affairs, days after she spoke to the media without seeking permission.

For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids

The hacking attack on may have been a practice run for North Korea`s elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors from the isolated state said.

Sant Singh Chatwal sentenced to 3 years probation for violating poll laws in US

New York: Rejecting the prosecution's demand for a jail term, a federal judge here has sentenced prominent Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal to three years probation and a USD 500,000 fine on charges of illegally donating thousands of dollars to political campaigns.

US Marine in Philippine murder case makes first court appearance

A United States Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino appeared in a Philippine court for the first time on Friday, as his lawyers sought the suspension of the trial, in a case that could test the strength of security ties between the two allies.

Despite billions in aid, US unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan`s army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed.

US does not rule out visit by Cuban President Raul Castro

The US on Thursday did not rule out a visit to the White House by Cuban President Raul Castro, arguing that President Barack Obama has visited countries like China and Myanmar and invited their leaders to America, despite having serious human rights concerns about them.

Barack Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill, says White House

The White House on Friday said US President Barack Obama will sign the Russia sanctions bill as it again appealed to Moscow to "end its occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea and cease support for separatists in eastern Ukraine".

Executions in US dip to 20-year low

Executions in the United States this year fell to their lowest point in two decades, the Death Penalty Information Center said Thursday.