• Man jailed for 22 years over Australian backpacker attacks

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A man who subjected two backpackers to a violent attack on a remote Australian beach was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison.

  • Prosecutors accuse Falcao of tax crimes in Spain

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have asked a judge to charge Colombia forward Radamel Falcao with defrauding Spain’s tax authority of almost $6.1 million from 2012-13.

  • French president pushes Paris Olympic bid, forms government

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is building a new government with a fresh face — lean, half-female and tasked with carrying out his plans to rethink labor laws and overhaul politics.

  • 2 young men killed as chaos erupts in western Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Chaos erupted in Venezuela this week during another round of protests against the socialist government, with buildings set afire, tear gas canisters lobbed back and forth, and at least three new deaths reported.