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Sony hack puts Japan's Abe in bind over North Korea abductee talks

TOKYO - U.S. accusations that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures could force Japan to choose between backing its ally Washington and keeping talks on track with Pyongyang about Japanese citizens abducted decades ago.

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China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea 5:08am GMT

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to U.S. calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault.

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China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea 5:07am GMT

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to U.S. calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault. | Video

Sony hack puts Japan's Abe in bind over North Korea abductee talks 5:07am GMT

TOKYO - U.S. accusations that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures could force Japan to choose between backing its ally Washington and keeping talks on track with Pyongyang about Japanese citizens abducted decades ago.

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Obama says Sony hack not an act of war 5:05am GMT

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. | Video

UPDATE 1-Sony hack puts Japan's Abe in bind over N.Korea abductee talks 5:03am GMT

TOKYO, Dec 22 - U.S. accusations that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures could force Japan to choose between backing its ally Washington and keeping talks on track with Pyongyang about Japanese citizens abducted decades ago.

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Obama says Sony hack not an act of war 21 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. | Video

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Obama says Sony hack not an act of war 21 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiralling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. | Video

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Lawmaker calls for strong U.S. response to Sony hack, including sanctions 21 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Sunday called for a "very serious" U.S. reaction, including sanctions, to a North Korean cyber attack on Sony Pictures, saying it was not enough for the United States to restrict that country's cyber capability.

Lawmaker calls for strong U.S. response to Sony hack, including sanctions 21 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Sunday called for a "very serious" U.S. reaction, including sanctions, to a North Korean cyber attack on Sony Pictures, saying it was not enough for the United States to restrict that country's cyber capability.