An AirAsia Airbus A320 crashed in the Java Sea killing all 162 passengers aboard. 30 bodies have been recovered so far.
President Obama initiated a major shift in US foreign policy toward Cuba which will allow limited travel and trade to begin.
North Korean backed hackers infiltrated Sony pictures and threatened violence if they released a comedy with direct reference to the regime… Sony released “The Interview” on schedule and sold out theaters across the country.
Almost 1000 state laws take effect in 2015, including more than 1 million undocumented immigrants becoming eligible to apply for California driver’s licenses and minimum wage increases in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
Russia moved forward, creating their Eurasian Economic Union despite bottom is dropping out from under the Russian ruble as a result of the steady decline in gas prices.
Ukraine is still fighting Russian supporting (and supported) rebels within their own country.
Iran agrees to support neighboring (and former enemy state) Iraq to eradicate ISIS.
Syrian civil war fighting continues, and the rebels are still recruiting impressionable teenagers from all over the world, including the U.S.