Police detain wife of Gatti

SAO PAULO - The wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti was detained as a suspect by Brazilian authorities Sunday following his death at a posh seaside resort.

Police said 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues was taken into custody after contradictions in her interrogation. Gatti's body was found early Saturday in a hotel room at the Porto de Galinhas resort in northeastern Brazil.

The former junior welterweight champion was apparently strangled with the strap of a purse, which was found at the scene with blood stains, said Milena Saraiva, a spokeswoman for the Pernambuco state civil police. She told The Associated Press that the Canadian also had a head injury.

McDonald's plans new headquarters in Geneva

NEW YORK - McDonald's Corp. said Monday it will establish a European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, by the end of 2009.

Spokeswoman Cath O'Grady said the fast-food chain now has European offices in London, Paris, Munich and Siena, Italy that house executives. None, however, are considered headquarters offices.

The executives now located throughout Europe will be moved to the Geneva building which will serve as the company's new headquarters for the region, O'Grady said.

O'Grady said the company does not yet have an opening date for the headquarters and declined to provide specifics about the location or cost of the building.

Nigerian rebel leader released from jail

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's government freed a prominent rebel leader from jail Monday, his lawyer said, meeting a demand by insurgents who have been attacking the country's oil installations and kidnapping oil workers.

But it was unclear what had motivated the government to make the concession because the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, or MEND, rebels have said that Henry Okah's release would not lead them to end their attacks in Africa's top oil producing nation.

Rebels set fire to an oil depot and loading tankers Sunday in the country's populous economic center of Lagos, killing five people, in the group's first attack outside the Delta region.