What Happened on 18 June 2012

Hollande's Socialists win absolute parliament majority

French President Francois Hollande's Socialists have won an absolute parliamentary majority. The Socialist bloc secured between 296 and 321 seats… Read More.

Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt presidential poll

The Muslim Brotherhood has claimed victory in Egypt’s presidential election, as the country’s military issued a declaration granting itself sweeping… Read More.

Greece's pro-bailout party's victory welcomed

Eurozone leaders have hailed the narrow election victory of Greece's pro-bailout New Democracy party. In a statement on behalf of… Read More.

Total petrochemical unit under investigation over deadly blast

Total Petrochemicals France is being investigated for manslaughter over a blast at a plant in eastern France that killed two… Read More.

Exxon drops shale exploration plans in Poland

Exxon Mobil has announced it will not go ahead with its shale gas exploration projects in Poland due to its… Read More.

Axa raises $7 billion fund for buyout deals

Axa Private Equity has raised $7.1 billion from outside investors marking the largest fund targeting investors looking to sell out… Read More.

FA to challenge UEFA's disciplinary proceedings

The Football Association (FA) are likely to contest a charge that England fans attempted a pitch invasion during their Euro… Read More.

IOC to investigate London Olympics tickets investigation

The International Olympic Committee is looking into claims Olympics representatives were willing to sell thousands of tickets for the London… Read More.

New iPad app curates music playlist to suit your mood

A new iPad app has been created to stream music tailored to your current situation and mood. Songza, an Internet… Read More.

Google reveals terrorism video removals

Google has revealed it removed about 640 videos from YouTube that allegedly promoted terrorism over the second half of 2011… Read More.

Radiohead stage collapse victim named as drum technician Scott Johnson

A man killed after a stage collapsed ahead of a Radiohead concert in Toronto has been named as 33-year-old Scott… Read More.

1991 LA police beating victim Rodney King found dead

Rodney King, the man who came to symbolize racial tensions in the United States after his 1991 beating by police… Read More.