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Is South America’s latest strongman a woman?

LIMA, Peru — High heels and thick mascara may be the last things that spring to mind when talking about Latin America’s pantheon of authoritarian strongmen. Yet for her opponents, the latest controversial move of Argentina’s immaculately made-up president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has cemented her place in the region’s ignoble tradition of autocratic leaders.

South African court allows Jacob Zuma corruption case review

JOHANNESBURG — A South African court ruled today that President Jacob Zuma's corruption case can be reviewed.

Italian parents fight to evict son

Having your children stay at home long into adulthood is facing scrutiny in Italy

The Italian practice of having your children stay at home long into adulthood is facing scrutiny in the courts.

A Venetian couple has retained the services of a lawyer in a bid to force their 41-year-old son to leave home.

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