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  • Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

    Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans
    Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the...
  • Sony hack highlights widespread vulnerability to cyber terrorism

    Forget the emails leaked by hackers that exposed, among other secrets, the childishness of Sony Pictures executives. Dispense with the finger-wagging at major theater chains for dropping commitments to show "The Interview" during the holiday season....
  • Japan is honest on history and 'comfort women'

    To the editor: The notion that the Japanese government denies or downplays history is misleading. Following the stance of the past administrations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his sincere commitment to face history with humility on numerous...
  • If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack

    If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack
    North Korea has discovered that not only is the pen mightier than the sword, but malware may be more powerful than its nuclear deterrent. For decades, North Korea's propaganda machine (dubbed by a colleague of mine, Aidan Foster-Carter, the Great...
  • WRAPUP 4-Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube, other digital platforms

    "The Interview," theprovocative comedy that triggered a devastating cyberattack onSony Pictures, went straight to U.S. consumers on Wednesday inan unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented itswide release on Christmas day. The film was...
  • Clash tied to tribal and land disputes leaves nearly 70 dead in India

    Indian paramilitary forces rushed to the restive northeastern state of Assam on Wednesday after separatist rebels gunned down nearly 70 people in a spasm of violence linked to long-running land and tribal disputes. The coordinated attacks late Tuesday...
  • Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

    Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack
    Japan, fearing it could be a soft target for possible North Korean cyberattacks in the escalating row over the Sony Pictures hack, has begun working to ensure basic infrastructure is safe and to formulate its diplomatic response, officials said. The...
  • Tribal guerrillas kill 33 in wave of attacks in northeast India

    Suspected tribal separatists killed at least 33 people, including women and children, in India's northeastern state of Assam on Tuesday, police said. Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and armed groups fighting for greater autonomy or secession...
  • Sony's 'The Interview' on strange ground, but is it in cult-film zone?

    Cult movies come about in different ways. Some, like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," happen because their particular brand of badness lends itself to celebration. Others, such as "The Big Lebowski," reach cult status due to a matching of style and fan...
  • North Korea Internet outage ends with photos of Kim at catfish farm

    BEIJING An Internet outage that cut North Korea from the Web ended after more than nine hours Tuesday with both the United States and China denying responsibility. The outages, which began about 1 a.m. local time, shut down the Hermit Kingdom's two...
  • Reader Report: Crossing the Cold War frontier into North Korea

    Reader Report: Crossing the Cold War frontier into North Korea
    PANMUNJOM, South Korea – My wife and I have just returned from North Korea. Our visit to this infamous land of tyranny and oppression lasted about 10 minutes. Our adventure began in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, when we headed north...