What Happened on 22 November 2012

Israel-Hamas ceasefire comes into effect

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement came into effect on Wednesday. Under the truce, Israel has agreed… Read More.

France's Francois Fillon demands recount

Francois Fillon, the losing candidate in the contest to lead France's conservative opposition demanded a recount on Wednesday. Fillon, a… Read More.

Jesse Jackson Jr resigns from Illinois Congress seat

Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr has resigned just weeks after his re-election. Jackson, the son of civil rights activist Rev… Read More.

Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands gets green light to go into liquidation

A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved the liquidation of Hostess Brands, maker of some of the country's most popular food… Read More.

Citi to shut nearly half of network in Greece

Citigroup announced on Wednesday it is to shut half of its branch network in Greece due to the country's ongoing… Read More.

Ally to sell Europe, Latin America operations to GM

Ally Financial announced on Wednesday it is to sell its Europe and Latin America operations to GM Financial, a unit… Read More.

Rafael Benitez replaces Roberto Di Matteo as Chelsea manager

Chelsea have appointed former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as interim manager until the end of the season. The soccer club’s… Read More.

Puerto Rico boxer Hector Camacho injured in shooting

Puerto Rican former boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is in critical condition after being shot in the face. The winner of… Read More.

Facebook to share data with Instagram, relax email rules

Facebook is set to combine user data with that of recently acquired photo-sharing service Instagram and will relax restrictions on… Read More.

Google slates UN Internet conference

Google has warned that an upcoming United Nations conference poses a threat to the "free and open Internet". Government representatives… Read More.

Tolkien estate sues Warner Bros. over gambling and games

The estate of The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien and publisher HarperCollins have filed an $80 million lawsuit… Read More.

2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees announced

Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Elton John and late singers Whitney Houston and James Brown are to be inducted into the… Read More.