North Korea's state media praised the knife attack and said it showed anti-US sentiment in South Korea. Ambassador Mark Lippert is recovering after surgery on his face and hand.
North Korea, amid ongoing fallout over 'The Interview,' has issued a new threat against the United States and refused to appear at a UN meeting on the country's human rights record.
Critics argue that Sony’s decision to pull 'The Interview' sets a dangerous precedent and could lead to a chilling effect in Hollywood. One Steve Carell film already has been canceled. Experts worry more movies about sensitive topics, under pressure from hackers or a wave of self-censorship, could follow.
The handover would grant South Korea full control of its military in the event of a conflict. But the transfer might be delayed yet again.
North Korea launched two mid-range ballistic missiles off its eastern coast as Japan and South Korea took a first step toward mending strained ties.