Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:27:21 -0400by THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for a son of ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi accused Libyan authorities on Tuesday of showing a "blatant disregard" for the International Criminal Court by announcing they will put Seif al-Islam Gadhafi on trial in August.
Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:15:17 -0400by By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) - Pirate attacks off West Africa's mineral-rich Gulf of Guinea have almost doubled from last year and threaten to increase the costs and jeopardise the shipping of commodities from the region. The Gulf of Guinea, which includes Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast, is a major source of oil and cocoa and increasingly metals for world markets, although international navies are not actively engaged in counter-piracy missions in the region. ...
Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:27:24 -0400by By Renee Maltezou and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has avoided the uncertainty of an early election but the standoff over the state broadcaster's closure has weakened the prime minister and deepened mistrust in his fractious coalition. A court ordered the ERT broadcaster back on air late on Monday as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his partners moved towards a compromise, ending a six-day impasse and easing fears of snap polls that would have plunged Greece into a new crisis. Greeks and investors breathed a sigh of relief, with the main Athens stock index rising 2. ...
Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:22:55 -0400by SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to eight days in jail for stealing a former "American Idol" contestant's iPhone while the singer was performing at a California elementary school.
Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:19:47 -0400by ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A mentally disabled woman charged with shoplifting a candy bar asked to be jailed because three people "had been mean to her" — then went on to tell authorities about her time spent in unfathomably cruel servitude, along with her young daughter, at the hands of three people, authorities said Tuesday.
Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:11:45 -0400by ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp. said Tuesday it would not submit a revised bid for Sprint, leaving the path open for the wireless carrier to accept what it already considers a superior offer from Japan's Softbank.
Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:08:10 -0400by WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping immigration legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, at the same time it would bestow legal status on an estimated 8 million immigrants living in the United States unlawfully.