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US charges Mexican ex-defense chief with drug trafficking

New York - A former Mexican defense minister has been detained in the United States and charged with drug trafficking and money laundering in the latest high-profile arrest linked to the country's powerful cartels.

Mexico says ex-defense minister arrested in US

Mexico - Former Mexican defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos has been arrested in the United States on undisclosed charges, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday.

Australia 'deeply concerned' as writer faces China spying trial

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the prosecution of writer Yang Hengjun after Beijing officials confirmed an espionage case against him would go ahead.

'Cardinal's woman' arrested in Italy after 500,000-euro payment

Vatican City - Italian financial police on Tuesday arrested a woman in Milan who was paid half a million euros ($590,000) by the Vatican into a Slovenian bank account, local media reported.

Spy case of Australian writer reaches China court

Bejing - The espionage case against detained Australian writer Yang Hengjun has reached a Beijing court, China's foreign ministry spokesman said Monday, in a rare update on a man held incommunicado for months since his arrest last year.

Protesters torch police posts as opposition mounts to new Indonesia law

Jakarta - Thousands of protesters set fire to barricades and police posts in the Indonesian capital Thursday as opposition mounted to a controversial new investment law critics say will harm labour rights and the environment.

Shock after rare killing of UK police officer in line of duty

London - Police across Britain on Friday paid silent tribute and flags were flown at half mast after a long-serving officer became the first to be shot dead in the line of duty in more than eight years.

Turkey issues 82 arrest warrants over deadly protests

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 82 people, including a mayor and several former lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish HDP party, who are accused of involvement in 2014 protests that left 37 dead.

Ex-Maltese PM's chief of staff arrested in fraud probe

Valletta - Maltese police arrested former prime minister Joseph Muscat's chief of staff Keith Schembri Tuesday, as part of a probe into alleged kickbacks connected to the sale of so-called golden passports.

Chinese tycoon and Xi critic jailed for 18 years for corruption

Bejing - A Chinese real estate tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for "corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds", a court statement said.

Arrest over ricin envelope addressed to White House

Washington - US authorities confirmed an arrest Sunday over an envelope addressed to President Donald Trump that contained a substance identified as the poison ricin.

Thousands arrested for 'virus-related crimes' in China

Bejing - Nearly 5,800 people suspected of killing health workers, selling defective medical equipment and lying about their travel history have been arrested in China for epidemic-related crimes since January, the state prosecutor's office said.

Suspected Islamist attacker causes Berlin motorway crashes

Berlin - A man has caused a series of motorway accidents in Berlin injuring six people, including three seriously, in what German prosecutors Wednesday described as a suspected Islamist attack.

Man causes motorway accidents in Berlin in 'Islamist' act: prosecutors

Berlin - A man has caused a series of motorway accidents in Berlin, injuring six people including three seriously in what German prosecutors Wednesday described as an Islamist act.

Prominent Thai democracy activist arrested

Bangkok - Thai police on Friday arrested a prominent democracy activist following his participation in protests calling for government reforms, a new constitution and an overhaul of a law shielding the powerful monarchy.

Protest as LGBT activist jailed for 2 months in Poland

Warsaw - Dozens of protesters tried to stop Polish police from arresting a gay rights activist in Warsaw on Friday after a court ordered the campaigner held for two months preventive detention.The activist, who was referred to officially in court as Michal Sz.

Australia arrests two for planning anti-lockdown protest

Melbourne - Australian police have arrested two men accused of planning an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne, an unusual move to stop an event that authorities said would put "lives at risk".

Iran says it has arrested head of US-based 'terrorist group'

Tehran - Iran said Saturday it has arrested the head of a US-based "terrorist group" accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing in the southern city of Shiraz and of other, abortive attacks.

Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during protest

Harare - Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested during anti-government protests on Friday, an AFP photographer saw.

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus despite pre-election crackdown

Minsk - Tens of thousands of supporters of President Alexander Lukashenko's top election rival on Thursday rallied in the Belarusian capital Minsk despite an increasing crackdown on the opposition.

Philippines arrests former MP over wife's killing

Manila - A former Philippine congressman and religious cult leader was arrested Thursday over his wife's killing and corrupt practices, police said, ending a years-long manhunt.

Belarus detains Russia 'Wagner mercenaries' ahead of tense vote

Minsk - Strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko demanded an explanation from Moscow on Wednesday after Belarus arrested Russian mercenaries allegedly plotting to destabilise the country ahead of next month's presidential election.

Scores detained after Russian opposition event: rights group

Moscow - Russian police detained more than 100 people including a high-profile Moscow deputy after Kremlin critics gathered Wednesday to protest changes to the constitution, the OVD-Info monitor said.

US urges China to free professor who criticized Xi

Washington - The United States called Tuesday on China to free an outspoken professor who was detained after criticizing President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia detains ex-defence reporter for treason

Moscow - A high-profile Russian journalist who became an adviser to the head of the space agency was detained for two months Tuesday on charges of treason for allegedly divulging state secrets.

China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

Bejing - Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to friends of the man.

Canadian detainee's wife 'disappointed' Trudeau rules out swap with China

Montr - The wife of one of two Canadians imprisoned in China said Sunday she is "disappointed" by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's refusal to consider a swap for a detained Huawei executive facing extradition to the United States.

Ex-cop in custody after shooting black man in Atlanta

Washington - A white former police officer was taken into custody in the United States on Thursday after being charged with the murder of a black man outside a fast-food restaurant, in the latest case to spark fury.

Gambian man in US charged with torturing prisoners in home country

Los Angeles - A Gambian man living in Colorado was arrested Thursday on federal torture charges for his alleged role in abusing political prisoners suspected of plotting a failed coup in The Gambia in 2006.

Suspect in DR Congo murder of UN experts arrested

Kananga - One of the main suspects in the murder of two UN experts probing mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been arrested after a three-year manhunt for the militia chief, officials said Sunday.
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