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spain says nation’s chief prosecutor has died in argentina


madrid (ap) — the spanish government says the country’s top prosecutor has died in argentina. prime minister mariano rajoy tweeted the government*s condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of chief prosecutor jose manuel maza on saturday evening. spain*s private europa press news agency and other media outlets reported that maza died saturday in a […]






spain says nation's chief prosecutor has died in argentina


the spanish government says the country's top prosecutor has died in argentina.






new probe says death of argentine prosecutor a homicide


buenos aires, argentina (ap) — a team of forensic investigators has given a prosecutor a new report on the death of a prosecutor investigating argentina’s worst terrorist attack. a source says it concludes he was a victim of homicide — and didn’t kill himself. the report submitted friday by a team led by argentina’s border […]






argentina prosecutor launches probe into macri over avianca


a prosecutor in argentina asked a judge on wednesday to open an investigation into allegations president mauricio macri improperly granted routes to colombia's avianca airlines, which recently purchased a company from his family.






morris davis: here's why i resigned as the chief prosecutor at guantanamo


ten years ago today, i informed gordon england, then the deputy secretary of defense, that i could no longer serve as chief prosecutor for the military commissions at guantanamo bay. i requested immediate reassignment to another post and, within an hour, my request was approved. soon after, i received...






new argentina probe says prosecutor nisman was murdered


buenos aires, argentina (ap) — a new police report has dramatically revived one of the greatest criminal mysteries in argentine history — the possible murder of a crusading prosecutor that has roused grave suspicions about a president and added to doubts about the probe into the country’s most deadly terrorist attack. an investigation by the […]






spain’s top anti-corruption prosecutor resigns


madrid (ap) — spain’s top anti-corruption prosecutor has resigned after three months following criticism of his handling of certain cases — some involving members of the governing popular party — and revelations that his family held an offshore account in panama. state prosecutor jose manuel maza said thursday that manuel moix had resigned for personal […]






supreme court bars chief prosecutor from leaving venezuela


venezuela's supreme court barred the nation's chief prosecutor from leaving the country and ordered her bank accounts frozen hours after she delivered a scathing critique accusing president nicolas maduro of "state terrorism."






spain's top anti-corruption prosecutor resigns


spain's top anti-corruption prosecutor has resigned after three months following criticism of his handling of certain cases — some involving members of the governing popular party — and revelations that his family held an offshore account in panama.






new probe says death of argentine prosecutor a homicide


a team of forensic investigators has given a prosecutor a new report on the death of a prosecutor investigating argentina's worst terrorist attack. a source says it concludes he was a victim of homicide — and didn't kill himself.






will spain's 'disappeared' find justice in argentina?


an argentinian court's investigation in to federico garcia lorca's murder may help spain reconcile with its tragic past.






argentina’s first transgender police chief on duty


buenos aires, argentina (ap) — analia pasantino served in argentina’s federal police as a man for 20 years, then she came out as a transgender woman and was forced to resign. she is smiling these days, though, beaming with pride to be wearing a police badge again. and the sign on her office door reads: […]






prosecutor urges venezuelans to reject constitution rewrite


caracas, venezuela (ap) — venezuela’s chief prosecutor called thursday on venezuelans to reject president nicolas maduro’s push to rewrite the nation’s constitution and urged the supreme court to annul the process immediately, further deepening her divide with the government. grasping a copy of the nation’s blue constitution book in her hands on the steps of […]






spain prosecutor files charges against catalan leaders


prosecutor says sacked catalonia president and his cabinet should face charges of rebellion and sedition against state.






new argentina probe says prosecutor nisman was murdered


a new police report has dramatically revived one of the greatest criminal mysteries in argentine history — the possible murder of a crusading prosecutor that has roused grave suspicions about a president and added to doubts about the probe into the country's most deadly terrorist attack.






supreme court bars chief prosecutor from leaving venezuela


caracas, venezuela (ap) — venezuela’s supreme court barred the nation’s chief prosecutor from leaving the country and ordered her bank accounts frozen hours after she delivered a scathing critique accusing president nicolas maduro of “state terrorism.” the government-stacked court announced wednesday evening that it was proceeding with a complaint filed by a socialist party lawmaker […]






venezuela's top prosecutor rebukes supreme court power grab


security forces violently repressed protests that broke out in venezuela's capital on friday after the supreme court gutted the opposition-controlled congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from foreign countries and even triggering a rebuke from the nation's normally pro-government chief prosecutor.






prosecutor seeks lifting of guatemalan president’s immunity


guatemala city (ap) — guatemala’s chief prosecutor is for a second time asking that president jimmy morales be stripped of his immunity, this time to allow an investigation into money that he appeared to receive from the army. chief prosecutor thelma aldama says she has asked the supreme court to allow the process to move […]






argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine


buenos aires, argentina (ap) — argentina’s navy could not confirm sunday if seven brief satellite calls received a day prior were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members onboard. “we do not have clear evidence that (the calls) have come from that unit,” said admiral gabriel gonzalez, chief of the mar del plata naval […]






venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths rise


venezuela's chief prosecutor on tuesday denounced a wave of unrest that has killed 26 people, vowing to hold all those responsible accountable and calling on both sides of a heated political spectrum to "lower the tone of confrontation."






argentina's first transgender police chief on duty


analia pasantino served in argentina's federal police as a man for 20 years, then she came out as a transgender woman and was forced to resign.






argentina prosecutor seeks approval to investigate president


an argentine prosecutor is seeking judicial permission to investigate president mauricio macri and two other high level officials over last year's settlement of a debt owed to the government by a company owned by the president's father.






serbia parliaments appoints new chief war crimes prosecutor


serbia's parliament has chosen a new chief war crimes prosecutor more than a year after the previous one retired.






venezuela's defiant chief prosecutor requests protection


venezuela's chief prosecutor asked the inter-american commission on human rights for protection friday, days after the supreme court barred her from leaving the country and ordered her bank accounts frozen.






former spain central bank chief investigated for failed ipo


spain's national court is summoning the former heads of spain's central bank and the stock market watchdog to be questioned for failing to stop the disastrous flotation of a savings bank that had to be bailed out.






argentina president places memorial flowers at nyc bike path


the president of argentina on monday visited the site of last week's new york city terrorist attack where eight people died, including five argentines, and said such tragedies unite people of good will around the world.






serbia parliaments appoints new chief war crimes prosecutor


belgrade, serbia (ap) — serbia’s parliament has chosen a new chief war crimes prosecutor more than a year after the previous one retired. snezana stanojkovic was elected in a 153-2 vote in the 250-member assembly. stanojkovic has worked in the war crimes prosecutor’s office since 2010. serbia’s populist government has faced criticism for its failure […]






prosecutor investigates some 700 catalan mayors over vote


spain's state prosecutor office says he is investigating more than 700 catalan mayors for cooperating with a referendum on independence that has been suspended by a court, and has ordered police to arrest them if they don't comply.






old friends from argentina reunited in new york. five died together in a terrori


the brazen daytime attack, which took place less than 10 blocks away from the world trade center and 9/11 memorial, sent shock waves through the city - but also thousands of miles away, as friends and family in argentina coped with the sudden loss of five of their own.






argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub


buenos aires, argentina (ap) — argentina's navy detected seven brief satellite calls saturday that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn't been heard from in three days.






publisher of argentina's clarin, herrera de noble, dies


ernestina herrera de noble, the longtime publisher of argentina's clarin newspaper who helped build one of latin america's largest media conglomerates, died on wednesday at age 92.






the latest: un rights chief urges spain to probe violence


the latest on catalonia's independence referendum and spain's response (all times local):






police chief to discuss officers’ killing of black motorist


indianapolis (ap) — the indianapolis police chief plans to discuss a prosecutor’s decision not to charge two officers who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist after he fled a traffic stop. chief bryan roach scheduled a news conference for wednesday, a day after the special prosecutor announced no charges would be filed against officers michal […]






icc prosecutor to seek afghanistan war crimes probe


chief prosecutor says she believes criteria has been met to begin an investigation into alleged war crimes.






publisher of argentina's clarin paper herrera de noble dies


argentina's clarin newspaper says that its longtime publisher ernestina herrera de noble has died at age 92.