Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in straight sets in the final of the Internazionali BNL D’Italia, winning the clay-court tennis tournament for the seventh time as he prepares to defend his French Open title.
Like other would-be tiger economies, Vietnam faces a trifecta of new threats: a crisis-paralyzed Europe, a faltering America, and a newly spendthrift Japan. Yet the biggest risk to the nation’s future may be old-fashioned nostalgia.
Telekom Austria AG, the country’s biggest phone company, rose the most in almost five weeks after its first-quarter earnings beat analysts’ estimates while a decline in revenue was cushioned by business in Belarus.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled today on what was already obvious: that Ukraine's imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on abuse-of-office charges was politically motivated -- or at least unrelated to the accusations themselves.
Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko said his country wants to normalize relations with Western powers, signaling a shift in policy two years after coming under pressure for a violent crackdown on protesters.