Apple Inc.’s and Samsung Electronics Co.’s opening arguments in a $2 billion trial over smartphone technology will be heard today by a jury that includes a retired International Business Machines Corp. software systems manager, a medical billing administrator and a community service officer.
The Bosnian Federation government, half of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s dual ruling powers, called for early elections after hundreds of people were hurt in protests in the ex-Yugoslav republic’s worst violence since 1995.
Lawsuits claiming Saudi Arabia aided al-Qaeda and should be held liable for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack was revived by a U.S. appeals court in a decision that allows victims and their families another chance to seek compensation from the kingdom.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s long-term foreign-currency sovereign-credit ratings were cut to B from B+ by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, which cited political disputes that are preventing the formation of a government.
In the spring of 1992, at the beginning of the siege of Sarajevo, an exchange between General Ratko Mladic and a Serb artillery colonel commanding positions above the city was intercepted and recorded. "Fire on Velesici and Pofalici," General Mladic ordered, referring to two Sarajevo neighborhoods. "There aren’t many Serbs there." A certain glee in his voice is audible as he refines his order: "Don’t let them sleep. Make them lose their minds."