Italy judge clears way for CIA "rendition" trial

MILAN, March 19 (Reuters) — An Italian judge on Wednesday ordered the resumption of a trial against U.S. and Italian spies accused of abducting a terrorism suspect, in a blow to efforts to halt a case that Rome says violates state secrecy rules. The trial in absentia against 26 Americans — almost all believed to be CIA agents — is the first anywhere over the U.S. practice of “extraordinary rendition”, whereby terrorism suspects are secretly transferred to third countries. Full Report