Julian Assange has spent nearly the last two months inside the Ecuador Embassy, in an effort to prevent his extradition from the U.K. to Sweden, where he faces a sexual assault investigation. On Thursday, Ecuador granted him political asylum, but U.K. officials say they will arrest him if he leaves the embassy.
England's largest county, Yorkshire, is responsible for much of England's current success in the 2012 Olympic Games. Most of the nation's winning athletes have come from the county, which, so far, has won more gold medals than Japan, South Africa or Australia.
In the history of Olympic Stadiums there have been booms and busts. Atlanta's Olympic Stadium became the home of the Atlanta Braves, but the Montreal Olympic stadium is widely regarded as a white elephant. London's hoping to be more like Atlanta, and they're reducing the size of the stadium by one-fourth to help that.
As Monday's Olympic competitions wrap up, Olympic organizers are making moves to try and fill the empty seats that have been an irritation to broadcasters as Londoners alike. Sunday night, they sold some 3,000 seats to the public and moved in more seat-fillers as well.
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the 1948 Olympic Games in London occurred at a time of widespread austerity. Countries across the world were just beginning to recover from the war and, like today, trying to figure out how to strengthen their economies.
From croquet to speedboating, from tandem bicycling to painting, yes painting, the Olympic sports you're familiar with haven't always been part of the program. And some you may never have guessed once handed out gold medals.
Mitt Romney is on tour. On Wednesday he arrived in London, where he'll watch the Olympic opening ceremony Friday before heading to Poland and Israel. The trip could provide a better glimpse into Romney's foreign policy platform.
As part of getting the Olympics, the United Kingdom had to pass a series of laws that made it illegal for businesses that aren't official sponsors to use certain Olympic terms. So local businesses have had to get creative.
Syria spiraled further out of control over the weekend, with increased fighting in and around the country's two main cities and the government for the first time admitting that it has chemical weapons. Amidst all that, children are paying a heavy price.
Government investigators are zeroing in on a once-little known financial index known as the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor. Allegations have been made that banks manipulated the rate and may have cheated governments, investors and even small businesses out of money.