• Forget these 4 words next year: Tom Friedman  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, predicts four things that will likely change in 2015.

  • Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, provides insight to Sony's response to North Korea's hack attack and the spreading threat of cyber terrorism.

  • Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism. A U.S. cyber-retaliation against North Korea would risk a dangerous...

  • North Korea cyberattack may cost Sony HOW MUCH? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, December 11, 2014.

    The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

  • Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie "The Interview." Federal investigators believe there is a connection between the Sony hack and the isolated communist nation, according to an official who spoke on condition of...

  • Another stunner: Colombian rebels lay down arms Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) lead negotiator Ivan Marquez speaks during a press conference in Havana, May 27, 2014.

    During peace talks in Havana, FARC rebels agreed to a cease-fire in Colombia—given that the military does not attack them.

  • A Texas truck ends up in terrorist photo Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    A truck from a small town plumbing company has somehow made its way from Texas City to the Middle East, where it's apparently being used by terrorists.

  • Extremism rising and more vicious: Expert  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    David Gordon, International Capital Strategies, discusses the increase in violent terrorist acts around the globe.

  • Australia orders sweeping siege investigation Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:43 AM ET

    Tough new security laws and the courts failed to stop a convicted felon from walking into a Sydney cafe with a concealed shotgun.

  • Sony hit with terror threats over 'Interview' movie Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:40 AM ET
    Seth Rogen, left, and Evan Goldberg pose during a photocall for their latest film “The Interview” in Barcelona, Spain, June 18, 2014.

    Sony, the F.B.I., theater owners and competing film studios scrambled to deal with terrorism threat over showing "The Interview". The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- A decision by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to set aside a terrorism insurance bill until 2015 has killed, for now, a provision requiring that one seat on the Federal Reserve's board be dedicated to a person with community banking experience. Congress moved a step closer last week to mandating a seat on the central bank's seven-person board be given...

  • Republican senator blocks terrorism insurance measure Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:09 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A Republican senator Tuesday blocked a bill that would have renewed a government program credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist strikes after the Sept. 11 attacks. Tom Coburn, who is retiring this year, dimmed chances for any action in the waning hours of the lame-duck session of Congress. It provides a government...

  • Sydney mayor: 'Siege won't change us'  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    Clover Moore, Mayor of Sydney, tells CNBC's Matthew Taylor that the honoring of hostages killed in the siege is "consoling" and Sydney remains as a "tolerant and inclusive" city after the tragedy.

  • Stiff upper lip: 007 carries on after script leak Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Daniel Craig and co-star Rory Kinnear took to a London canal in a speedboat on Tuesday for a waterborne sequence. The Sam Mendes- directed movie is filming at several London locations this week, and will later travel to Italy, Morocco, Mexico and Austria. The film's title is the name of a terrorist organization featured in several early Bond films, but details of the...

  • Australian police could have done better: Expert  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:33 PM ET

    Ameer Ali, Former President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, outlines what the Australian police have fallen short in doing while resolving the hostage incident in Sydney.

  • After the Sydney hostage crisis, the hashtag "I'll ride with you" started trending overnight, aimed at spreading a message of tolerance across the country.

  • Keith Suter, Foreign Affairs Editor at Channel 7, describes the gunman as a "lone activist with an appalling criminal record" and the hostage incident shouldn't be linked to Australia's war on terror.

  • Should the world be alarmed by Sydney's siege?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Angel Rabasa, Senior Political Scientist at RAND, says Australia's hostage incident can occur in any country and the world is facing the greatest jihadist threat since 9/11.

  • Sydney Siege: What you need to know Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:15 PM ET
    A memorial at the scene of a dramatic siege which left two hostages dead in Sydney on December 16, 2014

    Australia is dealing with the aftermath of a 16-hour terror siege that occurred just three months after the country's terrorism alert was raised. Here a few key questions that arose following the attack.

  • Sydney siege: What could have prevented it?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Terrorism acts are evolving into small-scale activities and western democratic societies face "significant limitations" in stopping them, says Levi West, Lecturer, Terrorism and National Security at Charles Sturt University.