A group of divers in Russia’s Far East decided to be the first to celebrate the coming of 2015 – by drinking champagne and swimming in circles around a New Year tree […]
New York dancer gives dance lessons over Skype to students in Iraq
Dancer Sean Scantlebury has been giving 22-year-old Aadel Qies Aadel of Baghdad regular dance lessons from Manhattan using Skype. Photo: Andrew Lamberson for The Wall Street Journal.
Lithuania losing its litas to adopt the euro currency
On January 1, 2015 Lithuania will be the last Baltic nation to join the growing number of EU states to have adopted the Euro. Like Estonia and Latvia, Lithuania is hoping for […]
Rogan and Franco’s “The Interview” rakes in the cash for Sony
Before the year’s most talked-about movie “The Interview” came out, the critics had given it a mixed reception. Then came the Sony hack threats against any cinema that showed it, and its […]
Was Sony hack attack an inside job?
Norse Security CEO Sam Glines explains his theory that the hack attack on Sony originated from within the company.
The AIR-2A Genie rocket was designed to take out formations of Soviet bombers attacking North America
This atomic blast in Nevada was a test of a 2-kiloton nuclear-armed air-to-air weapon designed to defend the United States from an attack from enemy bombers. A live Genie was detonated only […]
AirAsia flight 8501 missing
Reuters reports that an AirAsia flight en route to Singapore has gone missing.
Moscow: New Putin fashion label
The people behind a fashion label called “Putinversteher” (the German word for Putin sympathizer) say they hope the brand will take off in the west as well as in Russia.
‘Bomb something that looks valuable’ – Norwegian NATO pilots told in Libya
Liberalism and secularism are considered to be cornerstones of Western civilization, though many feel that their overemphasis has led away from traditional values and ethics into exceptionalism, intolerance and aggression. How have […]