North Korea has warned the US government of "grave consequences" if they continued to accuse the nation of involvement with the Sony cyber attack and suggested the two countries should take part in a joint investigation into the recent computer hack.
The father of one of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing has hit out at comments from Scotland's leading prosecutor that suggested there were no problems with the conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.
Jim Swire, whose 23-year-old daughter Flora died in the attack, has campaigned for the case to be re-examined, claiming there is evidence that Megrahi was not responsible.
Dr Swire told Sky News:
The United States has dismissed North Korea's offer to help with a joint investigation into hacking of Sony Pictures.
"If the North Korean government wants to help, they can admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages this attack caused," National Security Council spokesman Mark Stroh said.
"As the FBI made clear, we are confident the North Korean government is responsible for this destructive attack. We stand by this conclusion."
"The Government of North Korea has a long history of denying responsibility for destructive and provocative actions," he said.
French police have said they are investigating the potential terror links of a man who was shot dead after launching a knife attack at a police station that left two officers seriously injured.
A police spokeswoman said the man was killed after he attacked the policemen in a station in Joue-les-Tours, a suburb of the central French city of Tours.
The Paris Prosecutor's office confirmed a counter-terror investigation has opened for "attempted murder and criminal conspiracy in connection with a terrorist organisation".
The Russian government has dismissed the latest round of US sanctions aimed at the country as "useless".
On Friday President Obama approved new restrictions on Crimea, the area that Russia annexed from Ukraine in a move widely condemned as illegal.
In a statement today the Kremlin compared the White House's move to the severing of US diplomatic ties with Cuba, a move which has recently been reversed by Mr Obama.
"The White House took half a century to admit that blockading Cuba with sanctions was useless: well, we can wait too," the Russian foreign ministry said.
Hartlepool's Labour MP has said Hartlepool United's potential signing of Ched Evans is "entirely wrong", describing the player as "a pariah".
Iain Wright said he was outraged at the prospect of Evans signing for the League Two club.
The boss of League Two club Hartlepool United has reportedly said he wants to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.
Ronnie Moore said there was a "possibility" of Evans signing, saying he has "served his time" after his release from jail in October.
Speaking after his side's game against Oxford today, Moore said:
Scotland's top prosecutor has insisted "justice has no sell-by date" as he pledged to track down accomplices of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of carrying out the bombing.
Frank Mulholland has travelled to Washington to attend a memorial service at Arlington cemetery on the 26th anniversary of the bombing.
Ukip members have been urged to avoid using social media following a series of controversies over inappropriate comments.
Party chairman Steve Crowther said his approach to sites such as Twitter and Facebook was "just don't" as the party updated its rules about use of its logo on the internet.
Ukip members and supporters have been involved in several rows over their online activity, but Nigel Farage's party has also been the target of spoof accounts using its logo.
A copy of the party's new constitution, seen by the Observer, lays out "rules for online communication", stating that:
Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell has condemned the "repeated and unfounded criticism" of judges who presided over the Lockerbie bombing trial of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was found guilty of the killing of 270 people after the Pan Am flight exploded at 31,000ft on 21 December 1988.
Sir Menzies said the judges had "unquestioned integrity".