WASHINGTON — With U.S. intelligence analysts quietly pointing to North Korea as having a hand in the destructive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers, Obama administration officials scrambled Thursday to consider what, if anything, they should do in response.
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. hasn’t had an embassy in Cuba for more than 50 years, but establishing one may not take much time.
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday blamed “external factors” for the plunge in his country’s economy, but said it would bounce back within two years even “under the most unfavorable circumstances.”
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Thousands of children were used as child soldiers during the past two years of ethno-sectarian conflict in Central African Republic, humanitarian organization Save the Children said Thursday.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s government fast-tracked warrants of execution for convicted terrorists Thursday, moving swiftly on its promise to crack down on militants after a Taliban massacre of 132 schoolchildren Tuesday in the northern city of Peshawar.
NEW YORK — Companies considering doing business in Cuba will find a country ripe for a modern communications system, lacking U.S. consumer goods like Coke and Pepsi, and craving more hotels, earth-moving equipment and even aluminum cans for beer.
Virna Lisi, a multifaceted Italian actress who found herself hostage to the sultry looks that sparked her career, quitting Hollywood in the 1960s after being typecast in bombshell roles, died Dec. 18 in Rome. She was 78.
CHICAGO — The Benedictine sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when the Vatican released its long-awaited report on American nuns.
WASHINGTON — The Vatican was intimately involved in talks that resulted in the release Wednesday of American contractor Alan Gross and news that the United States and Cuba would begin working to normalize relations, with Pope Francis making a “personal plea” in a letter to President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday canceled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” bowing to threats of a wide-scale attack from hackers who U.S. intelligence officials have concluded were working for North Korea.