NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $56.2 million over the weekend and taking in $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.
North Korea's alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that appeared aimed at keeping a lid on simmering tensions with Pyongyang. With the communist nation threatening reprisals if sanctioned over the cyber-attack, for which it denies involvement, and as the US administration works to calibrate its response, Obama said Washington will review whether or not to place North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism. North Korea was removed from the US list in 2008 as part of negotiations over the nation's nuclear program.
By Rania El Gamal and Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years. Referring to countries outside of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi told reporters: "If they want to cut production they are welcome: We are not going to cut, certainly Saudi Arabia is not going to cut. ...
DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's army says it has broken up a Boko Haram training camp on its territory.