Andy Triggs Hodge, a gold medal- winning rower at the Beijing and London Olympics, stopped training on Britain’s most famous river when it turned out water wasn’t his biggest obstacle: raw sewage on the Thames was.
Ukraine has six months to meet European Union terms for an association agreement instead of a May deadline the 27-nation bloc set for improving its judiciary and electoral system, according to the foreign minister of Lithuania, which takes over the rotating EU presidency in July.
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.
Apple Inc. averted an order that could have hindered imports of the iPhone 4 into the U.S. after persuading a U.S. trade agency to invalidate a patent owned by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit over a phone sensor.
Prime Minister David Cameron hasn’t made a “convincing case” for opting out of 133 European Union police and criminal-justice measures, a panel of lawmakers said, warning of “negative repercussions” for the U.K.’s security.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg contradicted his Conservative coalition partners, saying there is no current move for Britain to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights in order to deport a radical cleric.
As Google Inc.’s antitrust clash over search-engine fair-play nears a possible settlement, its Motorola Mobility Holdings unit is embroiled in a separate European Union probe into its control of key patents in gadgets from Apple Inc. iPads to Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox console.