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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- NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: ITT Educational Services Inc. rose 38.0 percent to $12.68. Wayfair Inc. rose 11.7 percent to $30.02. Cleco ...
- Final Glance: Railroad companies
Shares of some top railroad companies were mixed at the close of trading: CSX fell $.35 or 1.0 percent, to $33.51. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.27 or .4 percent, to $65.57. Canadian Pacific Railway ...
- Early Glance: Gold companies
Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. rose $.01 or .1 percent, to $13.69. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell $.01 or .4 percent, to $3.77. GoldCorp. fell $.01 or percent, to ...
- Teen convicted as 'armed clowns' spread panic in French towns
- Ukraine, Russia, EU energy chiefs meet to finalize gas deal
By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner. Citing unpaid bills worth more than $5 billion, Russia cut off gas flows to Kiev in mid-June, adding to tensions sparked by Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. After months of stalemate, pressure has mounted to reach a deal to allow gas deliveries for heating as winter approaches. ...
- EU approval of Russian pipeline would be a move against Ukraine
By Michael Kahn BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Approval of Russia's South Stream pipeline would send a message to Ukraine that the European Union is not ready to support its ambitions to lean toward the West and does not see it as a reliable gas transporter, the head of Slovakia's pipeline operator said. The roughly $40 billion South Stream project is designed to carry over 60 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas each year across the Black Sea into southern Europe, bypassing Ukraine, which now collects fees for transporting gas through massive pipelines from its Russian border to Europe. ...
- Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem.
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