What Happened on 20 October 2012

Unemployment drops in most U.S. election swing states

The unemployment rate dropped last month in most U.S. election swing states, according to data released by the Labor Department… Read More.

North Korea leader's nephew gives rare interview

The grandson of the late Kim Jong-il and nephew of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un gave a rare television interview… Read More.

McDonald's profits drop due to strong dollar

McDonald's has reported weaker third-quarter profits on the back of a stronger dollar and increasing competition. A stronger dollar means… Read More.

UCI to rule on Armstrong case on Monday

The International Cycling Union (UCI) are expected to give their verdict on Monday over the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) ruling… Read More.

Inventor of hybrid car battery inventor dies

Stanford Ovshinsky, a self-taught American physicist who designed the battery used in hybrid cars, has passed away at the age… Read More.

Released Pussy Riot band member takes case to European court

The sole member of punk band Pussy Riot freed on appeal has taken her case to the European Court of… Read More.