What Happened on 07 July 2012

Syrian army general defection hits President Assad

A Syrian general close to President Bashar al-Assad has defected, dealing "a hard blow for the regime", according to French… Read More.

Libyans cast ballots in historic elections

Libyans are voting in their first free election for more than 50 years. They are selecting a temporary assembly, which… Read More.

Rate rigging probe escalates in Europe

A global investigation into the manipulation of interbank lending rates has widened across Europe with Britain's fraud office and Germany's… Read More.

Federer beats Djokovic to reach Wimbledon final

Roger Federer has become the first man to reach eight Wimbledon singles finals, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic at Center… Read More.

Facebook and Yahoo settle patent, forge ad alliance

Yahoo and Facebook have settled their patent row and formed an advertising alliance. Yahoo sued the social networking site in… Read More.

U2 bassist assistant sentenced to seven years in theft case

A former personal assistant to U2 bassist Adam Clayton who embezzled $3.5 million of his money has been sentenced to… Read More.