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  • Obama says Sony erred in canceling film, should have 'spoken to me first'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama criticized Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday for retreating on a film that seemingly instigated a devastating cyberattack now blamed on the North Korean government. Amid escalating concerns over porous U.S....
  • Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals
    Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to...
  • Absurd, this fuss over Three Stooges-like 'The Interview'

    We live in a time when even frivolous pop-culture touchstones are blown out of proportion, from Grumpy Cat’s pout to Kim Kardashian's booty. But not in a million years did I imagine the R-rated lunacy of “The Interview” would become...
  • U.S. reaches out to China, others, for help on Sony hack

    The United States has soughthelp from China, Japan, South Korea and Russia in combatingcyber attacks such as the one Washington on Friday accused NorthKorea of carrying out against Sony Pictures, U.S. officialssaid. The outreach, which included...
  • Washington is limited in its response to North Korea over Sony hack

    President Barack Obama's threat of a "proportional" response to North Korea's hacking of Sony Pictures shows once more the limits of Washington's options as it seeks to rein in one of the world's most unpredictable and isolated countries. U.S....
  • Obama Says Sony Was Wrong To Cancel Release Of Film

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures "made a mistake" in canceling the release of the satirical film "The Interview" after threats from anonymous hackers, offering an unusual public rebuke by a president of a...
  • Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack

    President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack 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....
  • Don't let North Korea have the final say on 'The Interview'

    You might have heard there's a film out there so offensive to North Korea's dictator that hackers connected to his regime spooked a major Hollywood studio into scrubbing the movie's Christmas Day release. Sony Pictures, listen up: Free-expression fans...
  • China sees a boom in theme park development, led by Dalian Wanda

    China sees a boom in theme park development, led by Dalian Wanda
    The giant red cylinder, aglow like a Chinese lantern, perches on the edge of East Lake where Mao Tse-tung loved to spend summers. This state-of-the-art theater, built at a reported cost of $400 million, stretches more than 200 feet from basement to roof;...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Coming Together

    Obama's Foreign Policy Coming Together
    The nadir for President Obama's foreign policy was probably last April. His Republican critics were calling him "weak" and "indecisive" after Russia's invasion of Crimea. A deflated Obama responded meekly that sometimes the best a president can do is to...
  • Civilian deaths in Afghanistan war reach new high in 2014: U.N.

    At least 3,188 Afghan civilians have been killed in the intensifying war with the Taliban in 2014, making it the deadliest year on record for non-combatants, the United Nations said on Friday. The numbers are a sharp reminder that the Afghan war is far...