Briton Sean Hodgson, sentenced to life for murder, has been freed after 27 years after new DNA evidence prompted the appeal court to quash his original conviction. Hodgson is one of the longest-serving victims of a miscarriage of justice in the UK.
British airport operator BAA has two years to sell three of its seven British airports, after a landmark decision by the Competition Commission. The airports concerned are Gatwick (already up for sale), Stansted and either Glasgow or Edinburgh.
At a two-day summit in Brussels, EU leaders spoke out against providing additional taxpayer funds for bailouts. EC head Jose Manuel Barroso rejected US and other criticism that Europe was not reacting sufficiently to the economic crisis.
A day after pleading guilty on all counts, Josef Fritzl faces sentencing Thursday on charges including incest and murder by neglect. The man who fathered seven children with his daughter is expected to be jailed for the rest of his life.
Josef Fritzl has changed his plea to guilty on all counts - including murder and slavery - on the third day of his trial. He had already pleaded guilty to rape and incest. He said it was his daughter's videotaped testimony that changed his mind.
Azeris vote in a referendum Wednesday to scrap their two-term presidential limit, allowing President Ilham Aliyev to extend his rule indefinitely. The opposition within oil-producing Azerbaijan has called for a boycott, saying the vote is a farce.
The trial of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man accused of locking up his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years, and fathering seven children with her, resumed for a third day. A verdict could come as early as Thursday.
The trial of Josef Fritzl, the man accused of locking up his daughter Elisabeth and fathering seven children with her, has proven big business for many, including the media. Even Fritzl has tried to cash in, with less than stellar results.
Following Belgium and the Netherlands, Luxembourg has decided to legalise euthanasia despite the resistance of the head of state - the deeply Catholic Grand Duke Henri, who refused to sign off the bill.
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a "large scale" rearmament program to start in 2011, including a renewal of the country's nuclear program, in response to perceived NATO expansion near the Russian borders.