North Korea blamed the US for internet outages, referring to president Obama as a “monkey in a tropical forest”. Above, moviegoers pose in a photo booth ahead of viewing ‘The Interview’ Photograph: Yonyap/EPA

North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of being responsible for internet outages it experienced in recent days amid a confrontation betwee(...)

Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

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Xbox and PlayStation networks were hit by connection failures on Christmas Day when gamers were likely to be trying to use the technology. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Live is back up while Sony Corp’s PlayStation Network remained offline for a second day after a hacker group claimed responsibil(...)

Edward Longshore draped in an American flag stands outside the Silent Movie Theatre for a midnight screening of ‘The Interview’ in Los Angeles, California. The provocative comedy  went straight to US consumers  in an unprecedented online debut. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Sony Pictures’ comedy The Interview grossed more than $1 million in limited release at the US box office on December 25th, the studio said on Friday.T(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looking at a computer screen  with soldiers. A cyber attack on Sony Pictures was followed by physical threats against cinemas set to show ‘The Interview’, in which  Mr Jong Un is the target of an assassination plot. Photograph: EPA/KCNA 1:18

Controversial comedy The Interview will be released on Christmas Day, reversing an earlier move by Sony to pull the film following a massive hack of t(...)

A woman walks past a poster for the film ‘The Interview’  in New York. China has told the US that it is against cyber attacks but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings, linked to the film,  that Washington has blamed on North Korea. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA.

China has told the US that it is against cyber attacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not d(...)

President Barack Obama said the Sony hacking was an “act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously. We will respond proportionately”. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama does not consider the cyber attack on Sony to be an act of war, he said in an interview, remarks apparently aimed at limitin(...)

 An undated picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) from  July 2014 showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) surrounded by  soldiers as he tours a front-line military detachment in the East Sea, North Korea.

North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the US into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment and warned of “serious” conseq(...)

Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Pictures, has said “the president, the press and the public are mistaken as to what actually happened”. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg 2:30

The head of Sony Pictures has insisted the studio has “not caved” over the decision to cancel the release of a movie about a plot to assassinate North(...)

A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theatre during the premiere of the film The Interview in LA, California on December 11th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters/Kevork Djansezian 2:30

The New York premiere of The Interview, a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong Un, has been cancelled after(...)