A U.S. court ordered North Korea to pay $330 million for the abduction and “presumed” killing of Kim Dong-shik. But Pyongyang is highly unlikely to comply.
Mehdi Hashemi, the son of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, had been convicted of bribery and embezzlement.
 If you live in a country that doesn’t have Netflix yet, well, you may not have long to wait.In the shareholder letter companying its most recent earnings report, the company writes, “We now believe we can complete our global expansion over the next two years.” Read More
 Last year was a hard one for Samsung Electronics and it doesn’t look like 2015 will be much better. The company just issued earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2014 saying that its operating profit will 5.2 trillion won (about $4.74 billion), which means that its profit for the year is likely to be 25 trillion won, the lowest in three years. Read More
Friends and relatives of the victims were among those who came to bow, mourn and place flowers in Chen Yi Square, where scores of people were injured or crushed to death.
Most of the 36 victims were young revelers who had come to ring in 2015 on the Bund, the city’s iconic riverfront promenade.
Fox News36 dead and dozens injured in Shanghai New Year's Eve stampedeFox NewsJan 1. 2015: A woman grieves at a hospital where those injured by a stampede are being treated in Shanghai, China. (AP). SHANGHAI – People unable to contact friends and relatives streamed into hospitals Thursday, anxious for information after a ...New Year's Eve stampede kills 36 on Shanghai waterfrontReutersShanghai stampede death toll from New Year's event rises to 36CBC.ca36 killed in New Year's Eve stampedeIndependent OnlineWSOC Charlotte -Arab News -New Straits Times Onlineall 909
 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolutions have generally put most people’s to shame. In the past, he has vowed to do things like write a thank you note to someone who made the world better each day and to learn to speak Mandarin – which he did. He even held a Q&A session in Chinese this year. But this time around, the social network founder is… Read More