North Korea demanded $10 billion (€8.8 billion) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, according to former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak. Photograph: Kcna/Reuters

North Korea demanded $10 billion (€8.8 billion) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, (...)

A woman walks past a poster for the film ‘The Interview’ in New York. Sony has delayed the publication of  its final quarterly earnings, citing the disruption of accounting systems last year during the cyber attack

Sony is delaying the release of its final quarterly earnings, citing the disruption of accounting systems last year during a crippling cyber attack on(...)

 In the first State of the Union address after the September 2001 attacks on the US, President George W  Bush branded Iraq, Iran and North Korea as “an axis of evil”, adding that “by seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger”. These words later haunted Republicans after Bush was found to have invaded Iraq on a false premise. File photograph:  Win McNamee/Reuters 2:12

The annual State of the Union speech to the joint session of Congress gives the US president an opportunity to underscore past policy achievements and(...)

US president Barack Obama said on Tuesday “we’ve got to stay ahead of those who would do us harm”. Photograph: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images.

US president Barack Obama sent a bill to Congress on Tuesday to strengthen US cybersecurity laws after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, H(...)

US director Richard Linklater (centre) poses with the cast of ‘Boyhood’ in the press room after winning Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 11 January 2015. From left to right: Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltran and Ethan Hawke. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA 2:28

Click here for a full list of winnersThe small, often eccentric electorate at the Golden Globes sprung a few surprises last night, but Richard Linklat(...)

South Korean soldiers walk past barbed wire entanglements at the demilitarised zone seperating South and North Korea. A Pyongyang foreign ministry spokesman said the fresh round of sanctions would not weaken North Korea’s 1.2 million-strong army. Photograph: Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

North Korea has responded angrily to tighter US sanctions over the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, with Pyongyang saying it had n(...)

 North Korea has expressed fury over the Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy The Interview, which depicts the fictional assassination of leader Kim Jong Un.  Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

North Korea has issued a furious statement against the United States for imposing sanctions against its government figures and defence industry for th(...)

US president Barack Obama enjoys a dessert with his daughter Malia (R) at Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii on Thursday during his Christmas break. The US has announced sanctions against North Korea in response to its suspected role in the hacking of Sony. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters.

The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyber attack against Sony. The new(...)

Kim Jong Un has turned to using public speeches to deliver his message, in a different propaganda style from his father whose voice was only broadcast once on state television. Photograph: Yonhap South Korea/EPA 0:48

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said he is open to a high-level summit with neighbouring South Korea, days after a proposal from Seoul to resume d(...)

The Interview has earned more than $15m online, making it Sony’s top online movie. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Security experts investigating the devastating hack against Sony Pictures appear to be moving away from the theory that the attack was carried out by(...)