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Sony explains “The Interview” decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment issues new statement Wednesday on the on-demand release of “The Interview.”


‘The Interview’ comes to YouTube, Google

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Interview” is available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft’s Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning …


North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country’s online access is “totally down.”


Doug Clark: Sony, give us back our Rogen-Franco Christmas

I don’t believe for a nanosecond that a corporation like the great and all-powerful Sony would pull the plug on the Christmas Day release of the “The Interview” movie over …


Rodman says game a gift

PYONGYANG, North Korea – Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a “birthday present” for …


Rodman names team

Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea. Rodman leads a team that includes former NBA All-Stars …


Rodman joins TV crew in N. Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea – Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea with VICE media company – tattoos, piercings, bad-boy reputation and all. The American known as …


U.S. officials: N. Korean rocket launch may have failed

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a long-range rocket early Friday, South Korean defense officials said, defying international warnings against a launch widely seen as a provocation. In …


N. Koreans salute, cry for late leader Kim Jong Il

North Korea’s next leader escorted his father’s hearse in an elaborate state funeral on a bitter, snowy day today, bowing and saluting in front of tens of thousands of citizens …


N. Korea boosts heir as head of powerful committee

North Korea’s state media on Monday called Kim Jong Il’s heir the head of the ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee, a job that gives Kim Jong Un power over one …


North Korea mourns Kim Jong Il; son is ‘successor’

North Koreans marched by the thousands today to their capital’s landmarks to mourn Kim Jong Il, many crying uncontrollably and flailing their arms in grief over news of their “dear …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 18, 2011

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died

Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died. He was 69. Kim’s death was announced Monday by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.


In brief: Jenks returns to disabled list

Baseball: The Boston Red Sox placed reliever Bobby Jenks on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury.


Brazil tops North Korea 2-1

Maicon and Elano scored a goal apiece in the second half and Brazil broke through a solid North Korea defense to win its first 2010 World Cup match 2-1 on …


S. Korea on military alert

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea’s president ordered the military on alert today for any moves by rival North Korea after the defense minister said last week’s explosion and sinking …


N. Korea issues threat on border

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea warned the U.S. and South Korea of possible deadly consequences today in retaliation for what it called psychological warfare involving journalist tours to the …


North Koreans mark Kim Jong Il’s birthday

SEOUL, South Korea – The devoted threw a party fit for a prince: There were dancers, singers and synchronized swimmers, not to mention unnamed foreign dignitaries – all celebrating the …


China envoy in N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – A senior Chinese envoy was in North Korea today on a mission to persuade the reclusive state to rejoin nuclear disarmament talks, reports said, while officials …


N. Korea says it will free Park

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea announced today it will free an American missionary detained on Christmas Day for illegally crossing the border from China. Robert Park, of Tucson, Ariz., …


N. Korea says it has American

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea said today it has detained an American who entered the country illegally, after activists claimed that a 28-year-old from Arizona went to the communist …


N. Korea demands talks

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea pressed the United States to accept its demand for direct talks on the communist regime’s nuclear program, warning today that Pyongyang “will go our …


North Korea warns South of naval clash

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea warned South Korea of a possible naval clash today, accusing Seoul of sending warships into its waters around their disputed western sea border. The …


North Korea claims progress on uranium

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea said today that it is in the final stages of enriching uranium, a process that could give the nation a second way to make …


N. Korea to resume programs with South

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea agreed today to lift border restrictions with South Korea to allow reunions of separated families and restart stalled tourism ventures in its latest gesture …


Bill Clinton’s role evolving

WASHINGTON – The diplomatic mission to rescue two American TV journalists jailed in North Korea lasted less than two days. But in the brief time that former President Bill Clinton …


Editorial: More gained in Korea than release of journalists

This commentary from the Los Angeles Times is presented in place of the customary Spokesman-Review editorial. As soon as the images of former President Bill Clinton alongside North Korean leader …


Bill Clinton in North Korea to seek journalists’ release

WASHINGTON – Former President Bill Clinton flew to North Korea on Monday to negotiate the release of two American journalists who have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor, …


World in brief: Security Council targets N. Koreans

United Nations – The U.N. Security Council on Thursday banned travel and froze assets of 10 North Korean individuals and businesses linked to the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, …


S. Korea says North’s missiles getting better

SEOUL, South Korea – The ballistic missiles that North Korea test-fired this weekend were likely capable of striking key government and military facilities in South Korea, a defense official said …


North Korea says U.S. plans strike

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea criticized the U.S. today for positioning missile defense systems around Hawaii, calling the deployment part of a plot to attack the regime and saying …