Swimming in the waters off Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004, Michael Dobbs thought the day couldn’t get any better.“It was the most idyllic, peaceful day that you could imagine,” Dobbs said.The former Washington Post reporter and his family were vacationing on Taprobane, the private island that his brother, hotelier Geoffrey Dobbs, purchased in the mid-1990s.Read full article >>
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.
By Megha Rajagopalan and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against any U.S. retaliation, threatening the White House and the Pentagon. The hack
MOSCOW — A year ago, most Ukrainians didn’t want to join NATO. U.S. tanks weren’t doing training exercises near the Russian border. And a dollar bought 33 rubles.But after the most tumultuous stretch of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power, Russia is confronting a new reality. Ukraine — the part not held by rebels — has turned firmly toward Europe. NATO troops are on alert in the Baltics,
BABA, Afghanistan — Clutching M-16 rifles, the Afghan soldiers nervously stood watch on a sand-colored ridge next to a mud house blown apart by gunfire. A week earlier, their unit had pushed the Taliban from this village. Now, the insurgents were only a mile away, determined to recapture the territory.Read full article >>