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Signs suggest a cyberattack against North Korea

North Korea appears to be suffering a cyberattack that has made the country's internet connection intermittent since Sunday evening.

Op-Ed: Why North Korea may not be behind Sony hacking

Washington - When I first heard about the hack attack on Sony, I thought that North Korean officials were incensed that a movie would poke fun at the Great Dear Leader and even have a plot that involved his assassination.

Op-Ed: North Korea and Cuba: Barack Obama and Rand Paul have it right

Rarely are Barack Obama and Rand Paul on the same side of history, but when it comes to combating communism both men have the right idea: Let it compete with the free market and allow the best policy to win. This could be a game-changer in 2016.

North Korea denies Sony hacking, threatens U.S. with consequences

North Korea issued a statement Saturday demanding a joint probe with the U.S. over the Sony hacking scandal. The statement claimed the country's innocence and threatened reprisals if the U.S. refuses to investigate the hacking with them.

Intel report: North Korea deployed 'terror teams' to attack U.S.

North Korea sent covert commando teams to infiltrate the United States to carry out possible terrorist attacks against major cities and nuclear power plants, a declassified US intelligence report has revealed.

FBI: North Korea behind Sony hack

Washington - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of the computer hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that led the company to cancel the release of the film "The Interview."

Op-Ed: Hopefully bidding war on for the Interview

Delft - There were reports Thursday that at least one bidder was offering to buy Sony’s “The Interview” and put in online free. Otherwise, Islamic terrorists, already using social media, may use blocking movies as a new way to manipulate the West.

Op-Ed: Sony's action could affect portrayal of N. Korea in video games

Christmas has been ruined for movie goers all thanks to North Korea's inability to have a sense of humor. After their hackers threatened theaters that screened 'The Interview' with acts of terrorism, Sony was forced to pull the film.

Op-Ed: Release The Interview — A future without theaters

Pyongyang - North Korea was the last place for innovation but their threat against Sony could hasten the end of theaters as we know them.

North Korea: Water shortages and water parks

Pyongyang - North Korea is a country full of enigmas. Isolated and repressive, and governed by a supposed much-loved dictator, little is known about what really goes on within its borders. But some things are impossible to hide, like droughts and water shortages.

Only one Kim Jong-un in North Korea, rest made to change name

South Korea’s KBS TV station has obtained a North Korean state document that was a directive for officials to go forth and force everyone named Kim Jong-un to change their name to something else. It was in anticipation of Kim Jong-un becoming leader.

Defense secretary favorite Ashton Carter wanted to bomb N. Korea

Washington - Pentagon insider Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's likely nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, once called for a 'preventive' military attack against North Korea.

'I wanted to stay' says returned captive Matthew Miller

Earlier this month, James Clapper, the head of National Intelligence, went to North Korea and successfully returned with two Americans, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae, who had been held captive. Now, the world has learned that Miller wanted to stay.

Op-Ed: No labour rights, no World Cup

Qatar promised it would reform its horrendous labour rights record last May. It has failed to substantially live up to that obligation.

Spanish filmmaker from Beijing banned from entering North Korea

Pyongyang - A Spanish cinematographer and documentary film director, based in Beijing, has been banned entry into North Korea on business Monday, due to Ebola fears. Pyongyang apparently considers Spain to be a risk country.

North and South Korea to hold high level talks

Pyongyang - After senior North Korean officials made a surprise visit to South Korea to attend the closing ceremonies of the Asian Games, Hwang Pyong-so, regarded as the second most powerful person in the North, met with South Korea's Reunification Minister.

American citizen sentenced to 6 years in North Korean prison

Pyongyang - A California man has been sentenced by a North Korean court to six-years in a labor camp for allegedly committing "acts of espionage".

Video: Experience North Korea with 'Enter Pyongyang'

Pyongyang - As the capital of North Korea the city sees massive amounts of commerce and activity. "Enter Pyongyang" is trying to give viewers an idea of just what goes on in from day-to-day.

North Korea proposes 'all-inclusive' report on human rights

Pyongyang - Officials were reportedly unhappy with a detailed report by the United Nations which detailed some severe human rights abuses. Now a new project from the government itself which they promise will be "all-inclusive."

Op-Ed: Is the 'Homefront' series cursed?

Two months after Crytek announced that 'Homefront: The Revolution' was in the works, reports began to surface that the gaming studio was struggling with finical and internal problems.

Crytek abandons 'Homefront: The Revolution' and closes UK studio

After months of rumored financial problems along with unpaid staffers leaving, Crytek has sold the 'Homefront' IP to Deep Silver while having shutdown Crytek UK.

See the video North Korea wants removed from the Internet

Kim Jong-un is shown in this parody of world leaders dancing and goofing off during a digital altered video. While North America and Russia say nothing of their leaders being mocked, North Korea wants the video removed.

NK missiles slam Sea of Japan

Tokyo - North Korea fired multiple ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan early Sunday morning, says a news report from NHK World in Tokyo.

Catch 22: North Korean nukes

Tokyo - The Government of Japan will only partially lift a ban on North Korean ships entering Japan as part of an ongoing rapprochement with Pyongyang.

Op-Ed: Another American detained. What isn't 'rash' by DPRK standards?

Pyongyang - Another American is detained on equally stupifying reasons as the other two. The US is trying to get them out, but how effective can negotiations really be?

North Korean authorities call comedy film an 'act of war'

A trailer for the upcoming comedy called "The Interview" has aroused international interest and a response for action from North Korean (NK) authorities themselves.

N. Korea, Japan trade food and medicine in kidnap investigation

The animosity between Japan and North Korea has been going on for years, occasionally escalating into hostile exchanges of threats. But the abduction of Japanese nationals in the late 1970s and early 1980s has never been resolved.

'Homefront: The Revolution' officially announced

Crytek has officially announced that 'Homefront: The Revolution' is in the works while set to be released in 2015 for the Next Gen consoles and PC.

Op-Ed: No propaganda, Voice of America need not fear reform bill

Washington - Mismanagement by senior executives threatens journalistic independence of Voice of America (VOA) much more than the bipartisan bill in Congress designed to reform U.S. international media outreach. There will be no government propaganda from VOA.

Op-Ed: The gray list : Turkey’s financing of terrorism

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recently gathered in Paris, France to analyze the efforts of countries around the world in combating the financing of terrorism, placing specific scrutiny on the member country of Turkey.
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Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014
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U.S. representatives say that North Korea would need to halt threats
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American Matthew Miller held in North Korea for espionage
American Matthew Miller held in North Korea for espionage
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The young man watches from the shuttle as the city is engulfed a nuclear explosion.
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South Korean sentry post near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea
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A North Korean commando on an infiltration mission to South Korea.
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The salvage vessel USNS Salvor attempting to rescue South Korean sailors trapped in the Cheonan.
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Ashton Carter is considered President Obama's likely nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as defense secretary.
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