What Happened on 17 December 2012

Japan's conservative Shinzo Abe wins election

Japan’s Shinzo Abe and his conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) secured a landslide victory in Sunday's elections. The LDP won… Read More.

Obama urges for stronger gun control

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged for stronger gun control in the wake of Friday's shootings at a school in… Read More.

$470 million energy fine 'unjustified', says Barclays

Barclays said on Sunday that U.S. regulators' proposed fines of $470 million for the bank's alleged manipulation of energy markets… Read More.

Sergio Garcia wins Johor Open in Malaysia

Sergio Garcia won his second title of 2012 on Sunday with a spectacular final round at the Johor Open in… Read More.

Twitter launches downloadable tweets archive tool

Twitter has launched the long-promised feature enabling users to download their entire post history. Users on Sunday began reporting that… Read More.

U.S. premiere of Jack Reacher postponed after Newtown shooting

The American premiere of the Tom Cruise action flick Jack Reacher has been postponed following the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut… Read More.