When those who hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment then threatened a 9/11-type attack if 'The Interview' was released, major theater groups said they wouldn’t show the film. Sony then canceled its Christmas Day release.
Partisan reactions in the US to the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture continue to drive political debate. Reactions elsewhere to the report's findings have been more muted.
This week's round-up of commentaries covers immigration policy in Britain, the Houthi movement in Yemen, restarting relations between the US and North Korea, the Indian government censoring content, and the need for an oil pipeline in Canada.