From Obama's victory (right) to China's Olympic haul (wrong), Barnaby Phillips looks back on his predictions for 2012.
Russia is fretting over several issues, including the detention of its citizens by the United States in Guantanamo Bay.
Greece's growing chain of detention camps for undocumented migrants draws strong criticism from the United Nations.
Polling data suggest a high percentage of uniformed officers voted for the far-right Golden Dawn party.
Questions about economy, EU membership and even its footballers loom as independence becomes a possibility.
Our correspondent admits to growing sense of unease as a seemingly endless round of protests continue in Greek capital.
Voters are trying hard to prevent a repeat of electoral fraud that had sparked the Orange Revolution in 2004.
Ten years on from event still shrouded in mystery, Russia's authorities believe there are no more questions to answer.
Former Bosnian-Serb president, standing trial in The Hague, presents himself as a man of medicine and peace.
Parisians divided over offer of millions of Qatari dollars to regenerate some of the city's poorest suburbs.
Plans to replace officers with contractors raise fears over policing for profit.