Court confirms Ukrainian result

Ukraine's Supreme Court has confirmed Viktor Yushchenko as winner of the country's disputed presidential poll.
The court dismissed a final appeal by his defeated rival, PM Viktor Yanukovych, who challenged the result of a re-run election on 26 December.

Supporters of Mr Yushchenko had forced a re-run of November's election, alleging vote-rigging by Mr Yanukovych.

The decision clears the way for Mr Yushchenko to be inaugurated as president after a series of delays.