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  • WRAPUP 2-Washington tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack

    Washington madethe woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursdayas the White House acknowledged that the devastating strikeagainst the big Hollywood studio was a matter of nationalsecurity that would be met by a forceful government...
  • Washington tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack

    Washington tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack
    Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government...
  • Pakistan military signs death warrants for six 'hard core terrorists'

    Pakistan military signs death warrants for six 'hard core terrorists'
    The Pakistani military said on Thursday its Chief of Army Staff had signed death warrants for six "hard core terrorists" following a deadly Taliban attack on a school that killed 132 children earlier this week. It was unclear if the men had been accused...
  • U.S. tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack blamed on North Korea

    U.S. tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack blamed on North Korea
    Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government...
  • Japan, U.S. extend deadline for new Asian security guidelines

    Japan and the United States on Friday extended by six months a deadline to revise guidelines for their security cooperation in order to give Tokyo a more prominent military role in East Asia. The delay beyond an initial year-end target is the result in...
  • China tightens grip on Macau as dissent rises in gambling hub

    By night, Ieong Man Teng was dealing baccarat to gamblers at the Wynn Macau casino. By day, he was mobilizing thousands of fellow dealers to protest on the street for better working conditions and higher pay. That made him one of the people on Beijing'...
  • Chinese shopping 'agents' cash in on Russian currency slide

    In Blagoveshchensk on Russia's side of the Chinese border, Mou Jiani has turned her home into a warehouse, stocking up on Apple Inc iPhones, handbags and milk powder to sell back home as Chinese shoppers take advantage of the rouble's slide. Chinese...
  • Pakistan court grants bail to man accused of masterminding Mumbai attack

    Pakistan court grants bail to man accused of masterminding Mumbai attack
    A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said. The decision to grant bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi drew quick condemnation from India and is likely to...
  • In Hong Kong, trams offer a ride like no others

     In Hong Kong, trams offer a ride like no others
    At Rumsey Street and Des Voeux Road, two middle-aged women step into the hot-pink double-decker tram, gripping large black plastic bags filled with pungent dried cod and shrimp. Several men in bespoke suits, one carrying a sleek Armani briefcase,...
  • New control center to fight rise in attacks in Afghan capital

    A new control center is to be created to coordinate security forces and fight a rise in Taliban attacks in Kabul, the capital's police chief said on Thursday, hours after a bomb killed a police officer and injured three in the city. As most foreign...
  • Jobless claims point to firmer labor market

    Jobless claims point to firmer labor market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in December,...