19 Dec 2014

Top Stories for Friday 19 December 2014

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 19 December 2014

President Putin spends two hours reassuring Russians the collapsing rouble does not mean economic doom. No laughing in Hollywood as Sony bows to North Korean threats and pulls the plug on its latest comedy and three men, including a New Zealander, have gone on trial in Myanmar on charges of insulting Buddhism.