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Italy convicts 8 South Americans in deaths from 1970s-80s

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:40:50 GMT2017-01-17T19:40:50Z

ROME (AP) -- A Rome court has convicted eight former South American political and military leaders in the disappearance and deaths of 23 people of Italian origin during the crackdown on leftists and intellectuals by the region's military dictatorships....

Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:22:33 GMT2017-01-17T19:22:33Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump's legitimacy with fake allegations and "binding the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises."...

Romanian prosecutor slams fugitive for harassment campaign

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:00:54 GMT2017-01-17T19:00:54Z

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A senior Romanian intelligence official announced his retirement Tuesday after a businessman and former lawmaker indicted on wide-ranging corruption charges claimed he had a close relationship with the officer, and a top anti-corruption prosecutor denounced the fugitive for what she called a harassment campaign....

Ex-UK foreign secretary faces legal action in rendition case

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:27:51 GMT2017-01-17T18:27:51Z

LONDON (AP) -- A lawsuit against former U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw brought by an ex-Libyan dissident who alleges he and his wife were abducted and sent to Tripoli with British complicity can proceed, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday....

Official: Germany eyes holding general election on Sept. 24

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:23:58 GMT2017-01-17T18:23:58Z

BERLIN (AP) -- The German government is aiming to hold this year's general election on Sept. 24....

As US looks inward, China seeks a lead role on world stage

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:19:57 GMT2017-01-17T18:19:57Z

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- With the U.S. increasingly looking inward and China eager to take a lead on the global stage, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday cast his country as a champion of free trade and stability, a rebuke to the isolationist urges that helped carry Donald Trump to power....

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader faces 142 years in prison

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:06:59 GMT2017-01-17T18:06:59Z

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish prosecutors charged the chairman of the country's pro-Kurdish party on Tuesday with leading a terror organization, engaging in terror propaganda and other crimes for which they are seeking a 142-year prison sentence, the state-run news agency reported....