All posts tagged "United States"

  • North Korean students use computers in a classroom with portraits of the country's later leaders Kim Il-sung, left, and his son Kim Jong-il hanging on the wall at the Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang, North Korea. Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
    N. Korean websites back online after shutdown

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang....

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, chats with a delegate as they attend a welcome ceremony for visiting Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. China told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed on North Korea, China's foreign ministry said Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    China treads carefully with US call over Sony hacking

    BEIJING, Dec. 22 (Yonhap) — China made a noncommittal response Monday to U.S. calls to help counter cyberthreats from North Korea accused of hacking Sony’s Hollywood studio, apparently in consideration of its ties with Pyongyang. U.S. Secretary...

    • Posted December 22, 2014
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  • Kim Jong-un's disappearances and headlines are providing unintentional marketing benefits for Seth Rogen's latest film..
    N. Korea threatens action on US soil over hacking allegation

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea threatened to carry out ultra-harsh military action on U.S. soil Sunday, one day after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed a proportional response against the North’s alleged hacking attack into Sony Pictures. In...

    • Posted December 22, 2014
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    FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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    Average US gas prices to plunge to $2.50 per gallon

    (AP) — The U.S. economy will receive an outsized benefit from lower oil prices because the U.S. is the world’s largest oil consumer. The bottom should come between $2.50 and $2.70 a gallon says Tom Kloza, chief oil...

    • Posted November 28, 2014
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    Interracial marriages in S. Korea on decline

    By Yoon Ja-young Marriages between Koreans and foreign spouses dropped 7.8 percent last year, decreasing for the third consecutive year. The number of babies born from interracial couples also decreased 7.1 percent. According to Statistics Korea, a...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Firefighters from West End Hose Company in Depew, N.Y. help a stuck motorist on Transit Road, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.  Several feet of lake-effect snow paralyzed the Buffalo area Tuesday, forcing state troopers to deliver blankets and other supplies to motorists stranded on the New York State Thruway and adding an ominous note to a wintry season that’s already snarling travel and numbing fingers from the Midwest to the Carolinas.  (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Derek Gee)
    All 50 states experience freezing temperatures

    The United States is feeling an uncharacteristic chill, resulting in all 50 states experiencing temperatures dipping below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Southern California still has areas in the 80′s and most of the Hawaiian islands won’t ever see...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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