Champions League architect Lennart Johansson dies at 89

Soccer Jun 5, 2019

Champions League architect Lennart Johansson dies at 89

Lennart Johansson, who oversaw the introduction of the Champions League during a 17-year reign as president of European soccer's governing body, has died. He was 89. The Swedish soccer association said the former UEFA president died Tuesday after a short illness. "Lennart Johansson was our biggest ...

Pilot strike grounds 110,000 travelers with carrier SAS

Business Apr 29, 2019

Pilot strike grounds 110,000 travelers with carrier SAS

A further 110,000 air passengers faced being left grounded after Scandinavian carrier SAS on Sunday canceled 1,213 flights as pilot strike action spiraled. Pilots demanding better pay and conditions walked off the job in Sweden, Denmark and Norway on Friday and the disruption is now ...

Click-on bionic arm could help amputees

World / Science & Health Nov 1, 2018

Click-on bionic arm could help amputees

Edmund Rath, a 53-year-old from Austria, wants to do simple things such as brush his teeth and slice bread. Rath lost his arm just below the shoulder in a truck accident last year, ending his career as a builder. That bad luck was followed by a ...

Julian Assange sues Ecuador for violating 'fundamental rights'

World Oct 20, 2018

Julian Assange sues Ecuador for violating 'fundamental rights'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the Ecuadorian government on Friday for violating his "fundamental rights" and limiting his access to the outside world while in asylum at its London embassy. The 47-year-old Australian's legal action comes with speculation mounting that Ecuador is preparing to end ...

Economics of climate change win Nobel Prize for U.S. duo

World Oct 8, 2018

Economics of climate change win Nobel Prize for U.S. duo

Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting economic theory to take better account of environmental issues and technological progress, shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday. In an award that turned the spotlight on the global debate over risks associated with climate ...