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French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

Lyon - A French court on Friday authorised the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia and Ukraine, despite concerns over his safety if the move goes ahead.

Turkey PM seeks cleric's extradition from US

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he will seek the extradition of an exiled cleric he accuses of orchestrating a major corruption scandal against his government from his base in the United States.

Spanish court refuses extradition of Franco-era policeman

Madrid - A top Spanish court on Friday ruled against extraditing a former policeman to Argentina, where a judge wants to try him for alleged torture during the Franco dictatorship.

Spain ex-policeman denies Franco-era torture claim

Madrid - A retired Spanish policeman denied Thursday torturing people during the country's Franco dictatorship and repeated his refusal to be extradited to Argentina for trial on alleged crimes against humanity.

Fugitive Italian mafia boss re-arrested in Britain

London - Domenico Rancadore, the convicted Italian mafia boss who last week was told he was free to remain in Britain, has been arrested on a fresh international warrant, police said Saturday.

Australia mulls extradition of alleged Silk Road moderator

The Australian government said it is deciding whether to extradite to the United States an alleged moderator of Silk Road, a website where people buy illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine using digital currency bitcoin.

Megaupload's Dotcom loses case to access extradition evidence

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom on Friday suffered another blow to his fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges after New Zealand's highest court rejected his app...

Mexican drug kingpin seeks to block US extradition

Mexico - Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sought Monday to legally block any extradition bid by the United States, where authorities want to try him on several charges, a judicial source said.US prosecutors have yet to issue an extradition request...

Hong Kong court refuses bail to ex-Hanlong executive in extradition case

A former executive of China's Hanlong Mining Investment Pty Ltd, wanted in Australia for alleged insider trading, was denied bail in Hong Kong on Monday and had his extradition hearing adjourned until March 13.

British man arrested in Spain for abuse of granddaughter

Mijas - An 80-year-old British man has been arrested in Calahonda, a suburb of Mijas in southern Spain. He had fled the UK after being sentenced for sexually abusing his granddaughter.

Latvia refuses to extradite 'virus maker'

Latvia is resisting the extradition of Deniss Calovskis, a man the US says wrote the computer virus Gozi Trojan. In January, the United States named Calovskis as one of the creators of the virus.

Snowden may make US return under certain conditions says father

Moscow - Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for espionage, currently stuck in diplomatic no-man’s land at Moscow Airport transit zone, may return to the US of his own volition, provided certain conditions are met, says his father Lonnie Snowden.

Putin: Snowden in Moscow airport transit zone, no extradition

Moscow - As far as Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, is concerned, Edward Snowden remains in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. He is not officially on Russian soil, cannot enter Russia without a visa, and the country will not extradite him.

Russia rejects US demands for Snowden's extradition

Moscow - It is widely believed that when Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia could not return Snowden to the US because he "has not crossed the Russian border," he was only engaging in wordplay. What he meant was that Russia has no intention to turn him over.

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on flight to Moscow, next Ecuador

Hong Kong - The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, left Hong Kong on Sunday morning on a commercial flight to Moscow in Russia. However, this may not be his final destination. Latest update: WikiLeaks confirms Snowden is en route to Ecuador seeking asylum.

Ecuador 'gravely concerned' about health of Assange

London - Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy since June, was granted political asylum by Ecuador in August, but the UK will not grant him safe passage to leave the country. Now his health is suffering.

Is Joran Van Der Sloot going to be a father?

Lima - According to reports, Joran Van Der Sloot, who is serving 28 years in a Lima prison for murdering a Peruvian woman, says he is going to be a father. His lawyer has confirmed that Van Der Sloot had a conjugal visitor, but has not confirmed the pregnancy.

Video: RT interviews Kristinn Hrafnsson, spokesman for WikiLeaks

New York - WikiLeaks spokesman, Kristinn Hrafnsson, says the US naming Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as an enemy of the state, will see him treated as a terrorist if extradited there.

UK recognizes Assange cannot be extradited to Sweden

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño met with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague during the UN General Assembly. Patiño says that Britain now recognizes that due to Assange's asylum status with Ecuador, he cannot be extradited to Sweden.

Abu Hamza and Babar Ahmad to be extradited

London - The European Court of Human Rights has given its approval for the extradition of five terrorism suspects from the UK to the US. Among them are radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and Babar Ahmad.

Video: Baltasar Garzón interviewed on the case of Julian Assange

Sevilla - RT Spanish interviews Baltasar Garzón, leading the law team in the case of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder and whistleblower.

Hague urges talks with Ecuador over Assange

London - British Foreign Secretary William Hague is urging Ecuador to resume talks over the case of Julian Assange "as soon as possible." Hague stresses that a diplomatic solution to the dispute should be possible.

Assange to give public address at Ecuadorian embassy on Sunday

London - Julian Assange will be giving a public address to supporters at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Sunday afternoon. Ecuador held a meeting of ALBA on Saturday.

Video: UK vows to block Assange from leaving the UK

London - As Ecuador grants political asylum to Julian Assange, and his supporters celebrate, the U.K. stresses that it will block him from leaving the United Kingdom.

Video: Julian Assange — from hero to hated

The video highlights RT's interactions with Julian Assange since April 2010. Initially he is seen as a hero for exposing the awful truth, eventually he is hated by banks, journalists, world leaders and others.

Nazi suspect Charles Zentai wins Australia extradition case

Charles Zentai, 90, a suspected Nazi war criminal, has won his battle against the Australian government's attempts to extradite him to Hungary.

Ecuador President Correa to make decision on Assange shortly

Quito - Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will make an "informed decision" on Assange's asylum request, after a meeting on Wednesday with Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and diplomats in London.

Video: 'Hunt for Assange on, Sweden a tool of U.S.' (updated)

London - Swedish authorities declined Ecuador's invitation to question Julian Assange in their London Embassy. An anti-war activist and journalist gives his opinion on why Assange is right to fear Swedish extradition.

Sea Shepherd founder flees Germany fearing extradition

Frankfurt - Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson has skipped out on bail in Germany, fleeing the country over fears he would face extradition to Japan over his anti-whaling crusade.

Video on WikiLeaks founder: 'Sex, Lies and Julian Assange'

Four Corners, an investigative journalism website, has released a video about how the Swedish case against Julian Assange came to be.
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