US President Barack Obama has declared that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged that the United States would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal.
Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher US steps to cut that country’s access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.
North Korea marked the end of a three-year mourning period for the late leader Kim Jong Il on Wednesday, opening the way for his son, Kim Jong Un, to put a more personal stamp on the way the country is run.
North Korea, rattled by UN condemnation of its human rights record, urged the Security Council Wednesday to censure the United States for its use of “inhuman torture” methods.
UNITED NATIONS, United States―The United Nations is preparing to confront North Korea over its dismal rights record with a key vote this week that could compel Pyongyang to answer to crimes against humanity. A UN General Assembly committee will vote Tuesday on a resolution drafted by the European Union and Japan condemning human rights abuses […]