2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Greek leftist opposition leads ruling conservatives: polls
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's main leftist opposition Syriza party has widened its lead over the conservatives in the ruling coalition, polls showed on Saturday, amid rising speculation that the selection of a new president of state may lead to early elections. The pick of a new president in early 2015 has muddied Greece's political scene and could lead to snap polls before the government's term ends in 2016, given the opposition's pledge to block any candidate proposed by the government. ...
- Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort
- More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan
By Natalia Zinets and Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine reported more deaths among its troops and separatists on Sunday despite a ceasefire, but President Petro Poroshenko defended his peace plan, saying a military solution was no option and Western support could have been at risk. The Kiev military accused separatists and Russian troops of violating the Sept. 5 ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by continuing to shoot at government forces. Kiev would not go ahead with setting up a proposed buffer zone until the violations stopped. ...
- India's jet-set tycoons crash to earth
- Yemen PM quits as Shiite rebels seize government HQ
- Mexicans Are Generally Pissed About Miley Cyrus Flossing a Butt with Their Flag
- Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program
By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the officials, who asked not to be named, highlight how difficult it may be for the Western powers to keep the nuclear negotiations separate from other regional conflicts. Iran wields influence in the Syrian civil war and on the Iraqi government, which is fighting the advance of Islamic State fighters. ...
- Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting