ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Police say two female backpackers from Europe have been savagely attacked on a remote Australian beach by a traveling companion they had met hours earlier.
A 59-year-old Australian man was charged Wednesday with a string of offenses including attempted murder and unlawful sexual intercourse following the attack that left both women, aged in their 20s, in hospital.
The court suppressed the man's name and police have not...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The prosecution has requested that Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre be sentenced to life imprisonment if convicted of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes in an unprecedented trial in which one African country is prosecuting the former ruler of another.
Senegal prosecutor Mbacke Fall made the recommendation Wednesday after his closing arguments. He also requested Habre's assets be confiscated.
ROME (AP) — Prosecutors say police in Italy and abroad have arrested more than 100 suspected Laudani Cosa Nostra members, dealing a heavy blow to the Mafia clan which has terrified businesses in the Catania area on Sicily for years.
Throughout Wednesday, police arrested 103 of 109 suspected members of the clan who were sought on warrants for extortion and other crimes. Among those arrested are three women accused of managing so-called "protection" money systematically...
PARIS (AP) — A French court has postponed the trial of a former French budget minister accused of tax fraud and money laundering until September, to give higher courts time to decide a legal issue raised by his lawyers.
The much-awaited trial of Jerome Cahuzac, a one-time champion in the fight against tax evasion, started Monday but was adjourned Wednesday before any debate could be held on the fraud case itself.