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Obama: North Koreans did it

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. AP

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.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hack attack vs Sony Pictures spurs call for more North Korea sanctions

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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.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

North Korea marks end of Kim Jong Il mourning period

North Koreans gather at the Mansu Hill where the statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, and Kim Jong Il tower over them Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea, a day before the 3rd anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

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.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea urges UN action over ‘inhuman’ US torture

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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.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN confronts North Korea over crimes against humanity

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, left, meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 27, 2014. AP /Jason DeCrow

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 […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »