2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Midday Glance: Gold companies
Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.38 or 3.0 percent, to $12.45. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell $.11 or 3.0 percent, to $3.50. GoldCorp. fell $2.16 or 10.0 percent, ...
- Chile está en condiciones de iniciar proceso recuperación economía: jefe B.Central
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile cuenta con un sólido marco macroeconómico y está en condiciones de poder iniciar un proceso de recuperación tras haber alcanzado probablemente en el tercer trimestre su punto más bajo de dinamismo, dijo el jueves el presidente del Banco Central, Rodrigo Vergara. Chile atraviesa por una fuerte desaceleración económica en medio de un retroceso de la demanda, principalmente del consumo. "La economía ha perdido fuerza en los últimos trimestres, reduciendo los cálculos para este año (... ...
- San Francisco Giants fans take to streets after World Series win
By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Fans of the San Francisco Giants took to the streets to celebrate on Wednesday night after their team won the baseball World Series, topping the Kansas City Royals, but the festivities were marred by raucous fans and fires. Hundreds, many clad in the team's orange and black, flooded Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission District after the final out in the seventh game of the baseball championship. "(Pitcher Madison) Bumgarner blew my mind tonight!" said Beau Adams, a San Francisco native sporting a Giants tattoo.
- Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit", or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli leader - no stranger to acrimony with the Obama administration. The American broadside, in an interview in The Atlantic magazine, followed a month of heated exchanges between the Netanyahu government and Washington over settlement-building in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem, which Palestinians seek as the capital of a future state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. ...
- Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop
- Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
- Beijing punishes Hong Kong tycoon for criticism
- NATO reports 'large scale' Russian air activity in European airspace
NATO said Wednesday it had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days. "These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace," NATO said. The planes, which included strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft, were detected over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday, it said. NATO allies sent up aircraft to intercept and identify the Russian planes which were continually tracked on the ground as well, it said in a report from its SHAPE military headquarters in Mons, western Belgium.