2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: International Affairs
Between exiled activists, embassy assaults, murderous wives, imprisoned punk bands, and abandoned Italian cruise ships, there was enough international intrigue in the news to fill 20 versions of "Skyfall." Here are 10 international news stories that generated the most searches on Yahoo! in 2012.
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- Final Glance: Railroad companies
Shares of some top railroad companies were mixed at the close of trading: CSX fell $.06 or .2 percent, to $32.26. Canadian National Railway Co. fell $.16 or .2 percent, to $71.30. Canadian Pacific Railway ...
- Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion.
- Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq
By Maggie Fick SHEKHAN Iraq (Reuters) - For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is a Christian, received a phone call from a man who said he was an Islamic State fighter. “We are in your warehouse. Why are you not here working and taking care of your business?” the man asked in formal Arabic. ...
- Hong Kong democracy protests: Live Report
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- Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands
- Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance
By Donny Kwok and Yimou Lee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Riot police shot pepper spray and tear gas at protesters at the weekend, but by Tuesday evening they had almost completely withdrawn from the downtown Admiralty district except for an area around the government headquarters. ...