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US officials are expected to formally identify North Korea as being behind  the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

US president Barack Obama said Sony made a mistake in cancelling the release of its film The Interview under threat make by hackers in North Korea. “W(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Moscow next year, a Kremlin spokesman said. Photograph: Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of(...)

The Regal Chain said Sony’s decision to ditch The Interview was: “due to the wavering support of the film by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats.” Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

In the century-long history of the cinema we have never seen anything quite like the kerfuffle surrounding Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a catfish farm in this undated photograph released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. Photograph: KCNA

North Korea has denied orchestrating a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures in retaliation for an upcoming Hollywood film that depicts an assassination plot(...)

North Korea has refused to deny it was behind a cyber-attack a week ago that resulted in online leaks of several new Sony Pictures filmsNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un  in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Photograph: Reuters/KCNA

North Korea has refused to deny it was behind a cyber-attack a week ago that resulted in online leaks of several new Sony Pictures films, possibly in (...)

North Korea’s ambassador to Russia Kim Hyun-joon with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin after presenting his credentials in Moscow. Mr Putin called for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security. Photograph: EPA

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin called yesterday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a pe(...)

File photograph - A UN resolution is urging that North Korea and its leader be held accountable for alleged crimes against humanity. Photograph: REUTERS/KCNA

A UN committee has approved a resolution that urges the examination of the human rights situation in North Korea. The UN General Assembly’s human righ(...)

US citizen Kenneth Bae, accompanied by his sister Terri, speaks to the media during a news conference after he and fellow  prisoner Matthew Todd Miller landed aboard a US air force jet at McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Photograph: Anthony Bolante/Reuters

Two Americans freed from North Korea stepped off a plane into the welcoming arms of family yesterday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking(...)

Jeffrey Fowle is shown in a handout photograph released earlier this year. He was released by North Korea yesterday after being arrested in May for leaving a bible in a sailor’s club. Photograph: Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released one of three Americans detained in the country taking into consideration “repeated requests” from US preside(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the newly built Wisong Scientists Residential District in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang yesterday. Kim, shown using a cane for support, re-appeared in state media on Tuesday after a lengthy public absence that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive, nuclear-capable country. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years have ended in stalemate, with the rivals failing to narrow their diffe(...)

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