2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Top News Stories
In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows and online media.
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- UN, EU condemn rebel vote in Ukraine amid NATO-Russia tensions
The international community on Wednesday condemned Moscow over its plans to recognise separatist polls in Ukraine as NATO warned of "unusual" Russian military manoeuvres in European airspace. Overshadowing the talks, both UN chief Ban Ki-moon and the European Union condemned the plans by the rebels to stage elections Sunday in areas of eastern Ukraine under their control. Russia has said it would recognise the results of the elections, stirring further tension with Ukraine and its allies the United States and the European Union.
- Death penalty sought for trooper ambush suspect
- Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
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- Why Baltimore Is Hesitant to Open a 100-Year-Old Time Capsule
- New clue to the mystery of Amelia Earhart?
- Graham: Remark about helping white men was joke
- Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new U.S. engine
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co's defense division said on Thursday. Chris Chadwick, chief executive of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, said the failure of the rocket on Tuesday was a "sad and tragic" reminder that the space business was complex and difficult, but he did not expect a lasting setback to the overall industry. The incident underscored growing concerns about U.S. ...