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North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages

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SEOUL - North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of being responsible for Internet outages it experienced in recent days amid a confrontation between them over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.

Japan says close to deal with South Korea and U.S. on North Korea defense

TOKYO - Japan, the United States and South Korea are close to reaching a deal on sharing and safeguarding sensitive information on North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, Japan's Defence Ministry said on Friday.

Sony's 'Interview' draws U.S. moviegoers who trumpet free speech

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that they were championing freedom of expression. | Video

Entertainment, Tech, Media, World 26 Dec 2014

In Asia, 'The Interview' is watched illegally online, and panned

SEOUL/SHANGHAI - Hundreds of thousands of people viewed illegal copies of "The Interview" in China and South Korea on Friday, just hours after the controversial movie on the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was released in the United States.

Sony's 'Interview' draws U.S. moviegoers who trumpet free speech

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that they were championing freedom of expression. | Video

Entertainment, Tech, Media, 25 Dec 2014

Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

TOKYO - 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.

World, Tech, Japan, 24 Dec 2014

North Korea's Internet links restored amid U.S. hacking dispute

SEOUL/WASHINGTON - North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienced a complete Internet outage for hours before links were restored on Tuesday, but U.S. officials said Washington was not involved. | Video

Tech, World, 23 Dec 2014

Downing North Korea's Internet not much of a scalp

SINGAPORE - If someone did just knock North Korea off the Internet for half a day, it wouldn't have taken much.

World, Tech, 23 Dec 2014

At U.N. council, U.S. calls life in North Korea 'living nightmare'

UNITED NATIONS - The United States and other Western members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday slammed North Korea's human rights record after voting to overrule China's objections and add alleged grave abuses by the hermit state to the council's agenda.

World, China, United Nations, 22 Dec 2014

Internet outage seen in North Korea amid U.S. hacking dispute

WASHINGTON/BEIJING - North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said.

Tech, World, United Nations 22 Dec 2014