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The United States imposed new sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for a cyber attack on Hollywood studio Sony Pictures.
North Korea on Saturday called US President Barack Obama a "monkey" for inciting cinemas to screen a comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill its leader.
A fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un drew throngs of moviegoers, as it became an unlikely symbol of free speech thanks to hacker threats.
The United States urged North Korea to admit it ordered a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and to pay for the damage it had caused.
North Korea's alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired.
The devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures could see the Hollywood studio lose hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and incur massive recovery costs.
Sony Pictures abruptly canceled the release of the comedy which has angered North Korea and triggered chilling threats from hackers.
Sony Pictures Entertainment pressed media outlets Sunday against using data hackers may have leaked about the studio.
A group which claims to have hacked Sony's servers demanded that its movie studio pull a soon-to-be-released comedy depicting a fictional CIA plot to kill North Korea's leader.
Sony Pictures denounced a "brazen" cyberattack it said netted a "large amount" of confidential information, including movies as well as personnel and business files.
North and South Korea have never found dialogue easy, but academics from both sides currently meeting in Pyongyang are trying to steer things in the right direction.
An American held hostage for six months in North Korea arrived home after his surprise release.
US Secretary of State said that Washington had made no concessions to North Korea to win the release of one of three Americans detained in the isolated country.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un apparently missed a key political event, extending a month-long absence.
Three top North Korean officials made a surprise visit to South Korea on Saturday and held the highest-level talks for years.
Kazakhstani wrestler Almat Kebispayev has won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon.
Kazakhstani wrestler Rasul Kaliev has won a silver medal in the Men’s Freestyle 57 kg at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Kazakhstani trap women’s team wins gold at the 17th Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea.
South Korean President urged the world to help bring down the world's last Cold War frontier with the North.
North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights".
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