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China halts HK extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, UK

Bejing - China announced the suspension Tuesday of Hong Kong's extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain in a tit-for-tat move following similar decisions by those countries over a controversial new security law.

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Wellington - New Zealand suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Tuesday in protest at a "deeply concerning" new security law China has imposed on the territory, joining its allies in sanctioning Beijing over the move.

France charges Chilean with murder of Japanese ex-girlfriend

Paris - Chilean Nicolas Zepeda was charged with murder shortly after his extradition to France over the 2016 disappearance of his Japanese ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said on Friday.

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

London - Britain on Monday risked worsening strained ties with China, as it suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest at a controversial new security law in the territory.

Mexico asks Canada to arrest, extradite ex-investigator

Mexico - Mexico is to seek the arrest and extradition from Canada of the former chief investigator in the murky disappearance of 43 students in 2014, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Friday.

Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers, sparking China fury

Sydney - Australia offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong on Thursday in response to China's crackdown on dissent, drawing a furious reply from Beijing.

Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers

Sydney - Australia on Thursday offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong, in a risky challenge to China over its crackdown on dissent in the city.

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.

Halt extradition of Huawei exec says former Canada Supreme Court Justice

Montr - Canada's government has the authority to halt the extradition of a Huawei executive and should do so as part of efforts to secure the release of two Canadian citizens detained in China, a former Supreme Court Justice has said.

Canadian court rules against Huawei exec fighting extradition

Vancouver - An executive for Chinese tech giant Huawei suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a Canadian judge ruled that proceedings to extradite her to the United States will go ahead.

Trudeau says China just doesn't get Canada's independent judiciary

Ottawa - Beijing's linking of its detention of two Canadians in China to the arrest of a Chinese executive in Vancouver shows it doesn't understand the meaning of an independent judiciary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Chilean man accused in Japanese student murder appeals French extradition

Santiago - A Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in a French city in 2016 has appealed a court decision to extradite him to face trial in France, his lawyer said.

Assange loses bid to be bailed over coronavirus

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday failed in his bid to be bailed after he argued that he was at risk of catching coronavirus in the British prison where he is being held.

Assange's UK extradition hearing paused until May

London - A British judge on Thursday paused Julian Assange's extradition hearing following four days of intense legal wrangling over Washington's request for the WikiLeaks founder to stand trial there on espionage charges.

Assange lawyer accuses US of peddling lies as Wikileaks founder

London - A lawyer for Julian Assange on Tuesday accused the United States of "boldly and blatantly" misstating facts about the Wikileaks founder's conduct, on the second day of his extradition hearing in Britain.

Son of powerful Mexican drug lord extradited to US

Mexico - The son of a powerful Mexican drug lord was Thursday extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking, a government source told AFP.

Brazil to extradite 'massacre' suspect to Spain: lawyer

Bras - A Spaniard linked to the far-right 1977 slayings of five people in Madrid will be extradited from Brazil this Thursday, his lawyer told AFP.

Canada court adjourns Huawei exec's extradition battle

Vancouver - The Canadian court tussle over the arrest of a Huawei telecoms executive was put in limbo Thursday when a judge adjourned the case that pits the United States against China.

Actors paid to protest for Huawei exec's release: media

Vancouver - Protestors outside a Canadian courtroom pressing for the release of a senior Chinese telecommunications executive fighting extradition to the US were paid actors, they told local media.It was not clear, however, who footed the bill.

Canada lawyers argue for Huawei exec's extradition to US

Vancouver - Canadian government lawyers on Wednesday laid out a case for extraditing a senior Huawei executive to the United States, saying it is based on "a fraud on a bank.

Charges against Huawei exec 'fiction,' defense says at start of extradition hearing

Vancouver - The Chinese telecommunications executive whose arrest in Vancouver badly strained Canada-China relations went to court on Monday to fight extradition to the United States, with her lawyers calling the accusations against her "fiction.

Huawei exec goes to Canada court to fight US extradition

Vancouver - A senior Huawei executive whose arrest in Vancouver led to a breakdown in Canada-China relations headed to court on Monday to fight extradition to the United States.

Double-murderer deported to Germany after decades in US jail

Frankfurt Am Main - A German man who has served 33 years in a US prison for a double murder arrived back in Germany on Tuesday, after receiving parole.Officials in the state of Virginia allowed 53-year-old Jens Soering, the son of a diplomat, to be released on parole.

Suspect arrested in Ireland over 1996 French murder case

Dublin - A British man convicted in France of killing a French woman in Ireland nearly 25 years ago has been arrested in Dublin, pending his possible extradition, his lawyer said Monday.

Suspect in 'dirty war' murder extradited to Argentina

Buenos Aires - An Argentine ex-police officer linked to the murder of hundreds of people during the country's "dirty war" arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday, after France extradited him to face trial over the disappearance of a student.

Judge agrees Alabama Islamic State recruit is not US citizen

Washington - A judge agreed Thursday with President Donald Trump's administration that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group was not a US citizen, leaving the 25-year-old and her son in limbo in Syria.

Judge agrees Alabama Islamic State recruit is not US citizen

Washington - A judge agreed Thursday with President Donald Trump's administration that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group was not a US citizen, leaving the 25-year-old and her son in limbo in Syria.

Judge agrees Alabama Islamic State recruit is not US citizen

Washington - A judge agreed Thursday with President Donald Trump's administration that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group was not a US citizen, leaving the 25-year-old and her son in limbo in Syria.

Catalan ex-minister Ponsati arrested in Scotland

Edinburgh - Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, wanted in Spain for her role in the region's unilateral bid for independence in 2017, was arrested by Scottish police on Thursday.

Venezuela ex-intel chief missing in Spain ahead of US extradition

Madrid - Venezuela's former military intelligence chief has gone missing in Spain just days after a court approved a request for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges, police said Wednesday.
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