Court suspends Spain's most famous judge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Spain's best-known judge will be suspended for 11 years from the bench after his conviction Thursday for improperly ordering wiretaps while investigating a financial corruption case, the nation's Supreme Court ruled.
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Bet on Olympics? This way, it's OK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

There are few topics in sport more taboo than betting. Ask baseball's Pete Rose.
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Spy agency called before Pakistani high court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Long thought to be untouchable, Pakistan's secretive and powerful spy agency found itself in the nation's Supreme Court Thursday, charged with producing eight men it's accused of holding since 2010 and explaining the deaths of four other detainees.
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Asylum or 'medical leave' for Chinese crime buster?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Reports that the crime-busting deputy major of a Chinese city had gone on "medical leave" sparks speculation that he had sought asylum.
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Deposed president faces arrest in the Maldives

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A tense calm reigned Thursday morning in the streets of Male, the capital of the Maldives, a day after the country's former president and his supporters clashed with the police.
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More than 700 suffer food poisoning after Mexico rally

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Authorities treated more than 700 people for food poisoning after a political rally in southern Mexico this week, officials said.
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Greek leaders ready to back austerity deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A dispute over pension cuts stalled talks last night between leaders of Greece's fractious national unity government on tough new austerity measures, one of the last hurdles to be cleared before eurozone officials can sign off on a ?130B ($172B) bailout and save Athens from a messy default. However, officials said they were still confident of reaching a deal by the morning.
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UK: 'No negotiations' on Falklands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The British Foreign Office Wednesday dismissed a complaint from Argentina about the "militarization of the South Atlantic" as tensions rise over the Falkland Islands, over which the two countries fought a war 30 years ago.
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'No negotiations' on Falklands, UK vows

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The British Foreign Office Wednesday dismissed a complaint from Argentina about the "militarization of the South Atlantic" as tensions rise over the Falkland Islands, over which the two countries fought a war 30 years ago.
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Syrian activist: Infants, medics killed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Four consecutive days of shelling and bombing by Syrian government forces into Homs have left residents cowering, afraid to escape and fearing for their lives.
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Safety checks ordered for all Airbus A380 airplanes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

All Airbus A380 airplanes must be checked for cracks in the wings within three to four weeks, the European Aviation Safety Agency ordered Wednesday.
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Ex-Maldives president wants successor to resign

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The former Maldives president recently forced to resign on Wednesday called for the new leader to step down, a lawmaker said.
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Study: Tai chi helps ease symptoms of Parkinson's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi improved balance and lowered the risk of falls in a study of people with Parkinson's disease.    Symptoms of ..
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Court says Lee Grace Dougherty has plea deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) - Court officials in Colorado say one of three siblings accused in a multi-state crime spree has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.    Lee ..
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Mixing porn and politics?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It isn't everyday that video from inside a routine legislative session causes an uproar big enough to force three politicians to resign all at once but that is just what happened in South India after video surfaced of Indian ministers watching what appeared to be video of a sex act on a cell phone during a debate in the house assembly.
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Israel's president sends message of peace to Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's president reached out to the Iranian people with a message of peace Wednesday, as the West tightened sanctions over Iran's nuclear program, and a former I..
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EU plans Syria sanctions as regime assaults Homs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BEIRUT (AP) - European officials said Wednesday they plan harsher economic sanctions on Syria, including a possible flight ban, as ally Russia pursued its own rival effort to resol..
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Egypt's PM says US threats to cut aid won't work

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt refused to back down Wednesday in a dispute with the U.S. over Cairo's crackdown on nonprofit groups despite Washington's threats to cut aid, while the military ..
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U.S.-Egypt relations tested in latest crisis

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As though there were not enough tumult in Egypt, a new crisis has soured its strongest Western ally and threatened to sever military aid a year after revolution felled a longtime dictator.
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The boom of Turkey's art market

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

After being virtually ignored for decades, both at home and abroad, Turkish modern art has rapidly developed into a booming market.
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