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Sony cyberattack 2014

North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting amid US hacking accusation - @AP

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Sony cyberattack 2014

North Korea says President Obama is 'recklessly' spreading rumors of Sony cyberattack; warns of strikes against White House, Pentagon and 'the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism' - @AP

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Obama 2nd term nominations

White House plans to nominate US attorney from Georgia to become 2nd-highest-ranking official in the Justice Department, according to US officials - @washingtonpost

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Ambassador Bridge, Detroit, MI, US

US border agency says a Canadian man was shot after allegedly pointing a handgun at guards at the Ambassador Bridge crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit - @CBCToronto

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US-led forces attacked Islamic State targets with 13 air strikes in Iraq and 3 in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, US military says - @Reuters

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US-Cuba relations

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Cuba policy changes: 'If you're going to make concessions to Cuba, there has to be some reciprocal opening on their part to democracy. There was none' - @meetthepress broadcast

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Vladimir Putin

Putin is presiding over collapse of Russian currency, financial crisis and huge economic contraction, Obama says - @CNNSOTU

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Sony cyberattack 2014

President Obama says US will review whether to put North Korea back on list of state sponsors of terrorism - @CNNSOTU

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South Korea

South Korea bans poultry imports from US following reports of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza in Oregon - @YonhapNews

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US-Cuba relations

Cuban American politicians and activists rally in Miami to protest President Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba - @RachelAPOly

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Sony cyberattack 2014

US stands by assertion that North Korean government was behind Sony hack after country's denial, White House National Security Council spokesman says - @Reuters

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US-Cuba relations

Cuban President Raul Castro on communism in his country: 'In the same way that we have never demanded that the United States change its political system, we will demand respect for ours' - @BuzzFeedNews

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US-Cuba relations

Cuban President Raul Castro says he will participate in the Washington-backed Summit of the Americas in Panama in April - @Reuters

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

Department of Defense on transfer of 4 Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan: 'The US is grateful to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for its willingness to support ongoing US efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility' - statement

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

Pentagon: US troops sent 4 Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan overnight at request of President Ashraf Ghani; census now 132 - @Reuters, @carolrosenberg

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Sony cyberattack 2014

North Korea proposes joint investigation with US on Sony cyber attack, says it can prove no involvement in the attack - @Reuters

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North Korea

North Korea vows to boost its nuclear capabilities saying hostile US plans to invade following a recommendation by UN member states on Thursday that North Korea be referred to the International Criminal Court for alleged human rights abuses - @Reuters

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Sony cyberattack 2014

Chinese state media editorial says 'The Interview' is 'nothing to be proud of for Hollywood and US society'; says US should 'show some good manners instead of being too aggressive' - @SBSNews

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American aid worker detained in China, December 2014

China arrests American aid worker near North Korean border; the North Korean-born naturalized US citizen is charged with embezzlement and counterfeiting receipts, his lawyer says - @AFP

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Sony cyberattack 2014

Report: Government agencies presented White House with list of options to respond to North Korean hack on Sony, officials say - @cnnbrk

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