'The Interview' stars James Franco and Seth Rogen and was due for release in the US on Christmas Day

Sony move threatens 'freedom of expression'

11.42 Hollywood stars have reacted to the decision to pull a film about the assassination of the North Korean leader, with Ben Stiller describing it as a "threat to freedom of expression".

Helena McCarthy Rodriguez and her husband Sean McCarthy took their case to the European Court of Justice

EU court says British visa rule illegal

15.07 The European Court of Justice has ruled that a British-Irish citizen should be allowed to bring his Colombian wife to the UK from their home in Spain without her having to apply for a travel visa.

US-Cuban relations have entered a new phase

US-Cuban relations - key events

17 Dec Relations between the United States and Cuba, more strained than neighbourly over the past century, have seen US occupations, Cold War enmity, and even the brink of nuclear war.