Archive for January, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been ticketed $50 for failing to clear the sidewalk outside his Boston home after a snow storm pummeled the northeastern United States this week.
After a blizzard dumped 60 centimeters of snow on his city, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to crack down… …read more
The Army is scrambling to come up with a new code of behavior in response to a recent series of sex crimes in barracks.
“A top brass meeting held on Tuesday decided to work out a code of conduct to cope with sex crimes,” an Army spokesman said Thursday. “It will be issued in the name of t… …read more
Apple now dominates the global smartphone market after rival Samsung lost market share last year, a shift clearly evident in fourth-quarter earnings announced Wednesday.
Apple posted record revenues, profits and smartphone sales volume in the last three months of 2014, widening its lead o… …read more
An economist who has been an outspoken critic of Greece’s bailout deal with international lenders was named Tuesday as the country’s finance minister in the new leftist government.
Anti-austerity Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras picked Yanis Varoufakis for the key economic portfolio as … …read more
The official Malaysia Airlines website has been hacked by a group claiming to support the terror group Islamic State, also called ISIS.
The airline’s site was changed, at first displaying a message saying “404 – Plane Not Found” and that the site was “Hacked by Cyber Caliphate,” with a p… …read more
If there is once place on Earth where reality is stranger than fiction, it is North Korea, with its hereditary rule, massive oppression and starving masses. That is why the personal accounts of North Korean defectors who risked their lives to escape to freedom have captured the imagination of the… …read more
All crew involved in making the hugely successful film “Ode to My Father” were given employment contracts, a rare move in an industry that relies heavily on casual work.
This added W300 million (US$1=W1,084) to the production cost, but the working conditions of staff saw considerable impr… …read more