What Happened on 20 December 2012

Park Geun – hye Becomes First Woman President of South Korea

Park Geun-hye beat her opponent Moon Jae-in by a narrow margin on Wednesday to be elected the first female President… Read More.

UN Halts Polio Vaccination Drive In Pakistan

On Wednesday, the United Nations decided to call off its Polio vaccination drive in Pakistan after eight volunteers involved in… Read More.

UN, EU Condemn Israeli Settlement Plans

The 4 EU members of the 15 member strong United Nations Security Council - the UK, France, Germany, and Portugal… Read More.

Ex-UBS Staff Face Criminal Charges And Extradition

On Wednesday, US state authorities began extradition proceedings against former employees of UBS, the Swiss global financial services company which… Read More.

Fiscal Cliff May Lead To Credit Rating Downgrade Warns Fitch

Fitch Ratings, one of the world's leading credit rating companies warned yesterday that if talks between the Democrats and Republicans… Read More.

Eastman Kodak Set To Sell Patents For $525 million

On Wednesday, Eastman Kodak announced the sale of 1,100 digital imaging patents to some of the world's biggest technology firms,… Read More.

LA Clippers Extend Winning Streak

In their 11th straight win, LA Clippers beat New Orleans Hornets 93-77 at the Staples Center, LA, on Wednesday. The… Read More.

New York Knicks Top Brooklyn Nets 100-86

Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points for the New York Knicks who beat Brooklyn Nets 100-86 on Wednesday night. This has… Read More.

Google Sells Motorola Home Set-top Box Unit

On Wednesday afternoon, the cable infrastructure company Arris Group announced that it had agreed to buy Google’s Motorola Home business… Read More.

FTC Expands Online Privacy Laws For Children

The US Federal Trade Commission, FTC said it would change rules governing children's online privacy and broaden their purview to… Read More.

Miss USA Crowned Miss Universe 2012

Miss United States, Olivia Culpo, won the Miss Universe pageant becoming the first American in over 10 years to have… Read More.

Claire Danes Gives Birth To A Boy

33 year-old actress, Claire Danes, has given birth to her first child - a son. On Wednesday, Danes and her… Read More.