MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say a congregation of nuns in the southern city of Granada led them to an organization that allegedly defrauded as many as 7,000 victims of up to 7 million euros ($7.7 million).
Police said in a statement Sunday they have arrested 212 suspects who allegedly used some 20 companies based in and around the southern cities of Malaga and Torremolinos to fraudulently obtain money.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Europe's top human right official has drawn attention to the abuses and discrimination faced by the Roma minority as Europe commemorated the tens of thousands of Gypsies killed during World War II.
The European Parliament has designated Aug. 2 as Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering the approximately 220,000 Roma killed by Nazi Germany and its allies.
Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights,...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will begin testing for disease causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.
Previously, the IOC and local Olympic organizers in Rio said they would only test for bacteria in the water, as Brazil and virtually all nations only mandate such testing to determine the safety of recreational waters.
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A defense official says two Malian soldiers were killed and five were injured in an attack on their convoy in the center of the country.
Lt. Col. Diarran Diakite, a defense ministry adviser, said the attack on Sunday occurred on the road between the central towns of Nampala and Diabaly, situated roughly 400 kilometers (250 miles) by road north of the capital, Bamako.
He said the identity of the attackers was unknown....
ROME (AP) — An Australian aviation pioneer has been honored with a memorial stone and a hiking path in the Apennine mountains, where he died in a plane crash in 1933.
A great-nephew of aviator Bert Hinkler, the Australian ambassador to Italy, and a local man in his 90s who recalled how people looked to the sky as the plane crashed were among those attending the ceremony Sunday in the mountains near Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army is ordering a review of the cases of more than 600 soldiers and officers, including dozens condemned to death for allegedly deserting the battle against Islamic extremists.
The review comes three months after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has vowed to crush the Boko Haram Islamic uprising that has spilled across Nigeria's borders.
An army order received Sunday by the AP requires all accused...