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  • Read On: Yanking 'The Interview' was inevitable

    Read On: Yanking 'The Interview' was inevitable
    Well, what a year, huh? Crazy stuff in politics, in sports, in entertainment. Really crazy in entertainment. Let's take, for example, the explosion this week of the Sony computer hacking scandal into an international event with the pulling of the...
  • Obama is right on Cuba

    Obama is right on Cuba
    Bravo to President Barack Obama for undertaking the normalization of relations with Cuba ("Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana," Dec. 17). I've often wondered why we have diplomatic...
  • U.S. Turns to China to Help Stop North Korean Hackers: Report

    The Obama administration is seeking China's help in stopping North Korea from launching future cyber-attacks, the New York Times reports. President Barack Obama said on Friday that the U.S. would retaliate for the attack on Sony Pictures, which the FBI...
  • North Korea threatens 'grave consequences' if U.S. does not join hack probe

    North Korea threatens 'grave consequences' if U.S. does not join hack probe
    North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictureswere "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. An unnamed spokesman of North Korea's...
  • 4 Guantanamo prisoners transferred to Afghanistan

    4 Guantanamo prisoners transferred to Afghanistan
    Four detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced on Saturday. The Afghan detainees were released late on Friday at the request of...
  • U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

    Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a gradual push by the Obama administration to close the jail. The men were flown to Kabul...
  • Cuba and North Korea

    Cuba and North Korea
    President Barack Obama has done what's been needed for decades — changing our policies toward Cuba ("Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill," Dec. 17). Now, what about North Korea? Burying your head in sand over "undemocratic...
  • Sony Hack: North Korea Denies Responsibility, Proposes Joint Investigation

    North Korea has once again denied that it was behind the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after the FBI announced on Friday that the country was "responsible" for the hack. Instead, it's offering to launch a joint investigation with the U.S. into the...
  • Dispute between China and Vietnam is felt in Little Saigon

    Dispute between China and Vietnam is felt in Little Saigon
    Anna Le stepped out of the Westminster Boulevard seafood restaurant, clutching a menu, and quickly phoned her fiancee to tell him her choices for the traditional eight-course wedding banquet. Lobster, oyster mushrooms, a bird's nest of crispy chow mein,...
  • China's Xi preaches diversification in gambling hub Macau

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the world's biggest gambling hub, Macau, to accelerate diversification away from its bread-and-butter casino industry, which has lost about $60 billion in market value over the last six months. Xi, in...
  • North Korea says to boost nuclear power to counter U.S. hostile policy

    North Korea vowed on Saturday to boost its "nuclear power" to counter Washington's hostile policy, saying it had become apparent the United States aimed to invade the North under the guise of human rights abuses. Member countries of the United Nations...