2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
Here are the top 10 obsessions that, as ranked by their search volume and percentage spike compared with 2011 on Yahoo!.
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___ Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television ...
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- 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 on Tuesday 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. ...
- Brad Pitt's 'Fury' all the rage at U.S., Canada box office
By Lisa Richwine and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. "Fury" kicked two-time box office leader "Gone Girl" to second place. The thriller starring Ben Affleck collected $17.8 million from Friday through Sunday, according to data from tracking firm Rentrak. Animated movie "The Book of Life" earned the No. 3 spot with a debut of $17 million at domestic theaters. ...
- Sweden Wants to Know Who Is Speaking Russian in the Baltic Sea
Last Thursday, Swedish intelligence agents intercepted an "emergency radio call" in Russian. The next day, another radio transmission was heard and a "foreign vessel" was seen in Swedish waters. Ever since, the Swedish military has been on a wild submarine chase, coordinating both naval and air forces to find this mysterious vessel in the Baltic Sea. While this only became public knowledge last week, the Swedish military revealed over the weekend that it had been "monitoring suspicious activity in the area for several years. ...
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