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  • Russian leaders seek to revisit history as tension with U.S. grows

    A leading Russian elected official on Thursday called for an investigation of the United States' atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II as a "crime against humanity." The effort to reconsider history by Sergei Naryshkin, the...
  • Hundreds of theaters screen 'The Interview': 'We're taking a stand for freedom'

    Hundreds of theaters screen 'The Interview': 'We're taking a stand for freedom'
     Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event. Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to...
  • Record numbers evacuated in Malaysia's worst floods in decades

    More than 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes by authorities in five northern states of Malaysia hit by the Southeast Asian' nation's worst monsoon floods in decades. Extremely high levels of floodwater and bad weather have made...
  • Afghan interpreter finds refuge at Marine's home in Champaign

     Afghan interpreter finds refuge at Marine's home in Champaign
    Every morning, Dinar sits in a folding chair in a second floor bedroom of a house in this university town and Skypes with his family a world away. This is likely as close as he will ever be to them again. Dinar, a 30-year-old Afghan man, was an...
  • Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission

    Full text of statement from North Korea's National Defence Commission
    Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK issued the following statement Sunday: Strange thing that happened in the heart of the U.S., the ill-famed cesspool of injustice, is now afloat in...
  • China says hopes Japan stays on 'path of peace' with new minister

    China hopes that Japan continues down the "path of peace", the defense ministry said on Thursday, in Beijing's first direct reaction to the appointment of a new Japanese defense minister who has a desire for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability....
  • 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...
  • Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live

    Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live
    A skyline-altering retail, residential and hotel complex with three high-rise towers in the bustling South Park neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles is finally moving forward. Chinese developer Oceanwide Real Estate Group began leveling several...
  • Full Text of Statement From North Korea's National Defence Commission

    North Korea on Monday lashed out at Barack Obama, the FBI and Sony Pictures Entertainment as it once again denied any involvement in the corporate hacking that led to the cancellation of "The Interview." Its National Defence Commission issued a...
  • Christmas banned by Chinese university, says it is "kitsch"

    A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a "kitsch" foreign celebration unbefitting of the country's own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films instead, media said on Thursday. The state-run Beijing News said...
  • Obama glad 'Interview' released, but won't say if he'll watch film

    Obama glad 'Interview' released, but won't say if he'll watch film
    President Obama cheered Sony's decision to make the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview" widely available on digital platforms, but declined to say whether he would be streaming the spoof of North Korea while on his Hawaii vacation. During a photo op midway...