2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
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- French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State
By Oliver Holmes and Alexandria Sage BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria. President Francois Hollande said Rafale jets hit "a logistics depot of the terrorists" near the city of Mosul, which has been held by Islamic State for more than three months. It promised more operations in coming days. The French military action, which follows U.S. ...
- France strikes Islamic State group depot in Iraq
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- Kansas Democrat ordered removed from U.S. Senate ballot
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas election officials must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the November election ballot, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that could help decide which party will control the chamber. Democrat Chad Taylor properly withdrew from the race when he submitted papers two weeks ago and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is ordered not to include him on the ballot, the state supreme court ruled. ...
- Capital One to offer co-branded Costco credit card in Canada
By Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp, which will stop accepting American Express Co cards in Canada beginning in the new year, will be partnering with Capital One Financial Corp, the credit card issuer said on Thursday. Members can sign up for a co-branded Platinum MasterCard, Capital One said in a statement, adding that MasterCard Canada has also entered into an agreement with Costco Canada to open credit card acceptance to MasterCard cardholders. ...
- Prepare for liftoff: Alibaba is the 'anti-Facebook' IPO
- Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State
By Seyhmus Cakan DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have driven many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border to Turkey. Several thousand Kurds began crossing the frontier on Friday fearing an imminent attack on the border town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, after Islamic State (IS) fighters seized dozens of nearby villages over the past two days. ...