2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut
- Museum officially purchases Rosie's old plant
- Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues
DENVER (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.
- New clue to the mystery of Amelia Earhart?
- 'Proud to be gay': Twitter reacts to Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement
- Gazprom to resume gas supply after Ukraine pays $2.2 billion
By Denis Pinchuk and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may restart gas supply to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion worth of debt and pre-payments, gas export monopoly Gazprom said on Friday, under a deal that is also vital to ensure deliveries to Europe. Moscow, Kiev and the European Union clinched an agreement on Thursday to resume supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine over the winter and secure transit of gas via Ukraine to Europe, despite tensions over a pro-Russian separatist rebellion in east Ukraine. ...
- Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque amid tight security
By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compound for the first time in more than a decade following violence on the streets. More than 1,000 Israeli police were deployed around the Old City's cobbled streets and the ancient gates that lead to Al Aqsa, a spokeswoman said, in addition to undercover anti-riot units and observation balloons hovering in the sky. ...
- Skinnier seats on more crowded planes