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Sony hacking stirs US-North Korea diplomatic storm

The unfolding episode underlines the potential for business decisions to become intertwined with foreign relations among states and companies.

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The firm has been condemned by North Korea for making the satirical movie "The Interview", whose fictional plot includes a plan to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-un, for undermining the "dignity of (the country's) supreme leadership".

PRESIDENT Barack Obama declared on Sunday that the US was considering putting North Korea on its list of state sponsors of terrorism following the cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. While Mr Obama said that the cyber move was not an "act of war", as Republican Senator John McCain