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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- Midday Glance: Banks companies
Shares of some top banks companies are down at 1 p.m.: Bank of America Corp. fell $.16 or 1.0 percent, to $15.45. Citigroup Inc. fell $.53 or 1.1 percent, to $46.85. Goldman Sachs fell $1.57 or 1.0 percent, ...
- Ann Coulter Emerges as Voice of Reason in Mississippi's McDaniel Mess
No more dubious tirades against soccer, it seems: Ann Coulter has penned an op-ed in a Mississippi paper urging Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to stop contesting his loss to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran. In Jackson's Clarion-Ledger, she blames McDaniel' supporters for driving his career toward "political oblivion," calling their actions – checking ballots, filming Cochran's sick wife at a nursing home – similar to "a prom queen election": They don't care that they're gambling with a Republican majority in the Senate — or destroying McDaniel's future prospects. Coulter also pointed to previous examples of candidates who conceded elections only to regain political ground later in their careers, citing South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune's 2002 loss and his subsequent win in 2004.
- Charts hinting at a big move for gold
- Riders call tallest waterslide scary, but worth it
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered.
- Forget Star Wars VII, this is the Star Wars flick you need to watch
It’ll be a while until Star Wars Episode VII hits theaters, so in the meantime Star Wars fans can watch a half-hour movie created by… a college football player. Called Retribution, the film was written and directed by Georgia University student Chris Conley, who started work on the short video last November. While Retribution doesn’t have the same cast and budget of actual Star Wars movies, it’s actually quite good, even though it was filmed in Conley’s University surroundings. With a simple plot, decent sound and visual effects as well as plenty of shooting and fighting (light saber action included), Retribution shows what can be done with the right amount of Star Wars passion and proper gear. Published on YouTube on Saturday, Retribution
- US workers encountered man left in cell for days
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed San Diego student locked in a cell for five days without food or water, but did nothing because they assumed someone else was responsible, investigators said Tuesday.
- Great Places to Retire Overseas
For ideas on destinations that are off the well-worn path, we talked to Dan Prescher, senior editor of InternationalLiving.com and author of The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget; We also consulted International Living's Global Retirement Index, which ranks 24 countries popular with American retirees in eight categories ranging from climate to infrastructure. Proximity to major airport: Malta International Airport, which sits just south of Valletta, the island nation's capital, offers flights to more than 100 destinations, mostly in Europe. Access to health care: Good hospitals and medical services--including the full-service Mater Dei teaching hospital, which opened in 2007--are widely available.
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