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Confused Assange in UK court ahead of extradition hearing

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in public for the first time in six months on Monday, seeming frail and confused during a British court appearance ahead of his extradition hearing.

Spain rejects US bid to extradite Venezuela ex-intel chief

Madrid - A top Spanish court on Monday said it had denied a US request to extradite Venezuela's former military intelligence chief on drug trafficking charges, instead ordering his release.

Mexico does not want El Paso shooter executed

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that Mexico does not want the El Paso shooter who killed 22 people, including eight Mexicans, to be executed, and may seek to extradite him from the United States.

Former Peruvian president wanted for corruption to remain in custody

Los Angeles - A US federal judge on Friday ordered that former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo remain in custody pending the outcome of extradition proceedings against him related to corruption charges in his home country.

Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in US

- Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.

Germany extradites convicted top ex-spy to Croatia

Zagreb - A former top Yugoslavian spy, sentenced in Germany for the 1983 murder of a dissident, was extradited Thursday to Croatia to serve his 30-year jail term, the interior ministry said.

Vanuatu defends speedy China extraditions

Wellington - Vanuatu has denied bowing to pressure from Beijing by allowing Chinese police to enter the Pacific island nation and extract six criminal suspects without them facing a local court.

Indian tycoon wins legal bid to appeal extradition from UK

London - Tycoon Vijay Mallya on Tuesday won the right to challenge in court Britain's decision to order his extradition to India to face fraud charges.

From homework to helmets, Hong Kong's protesters evolve and harden

Fpo - The optimism that once defined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies has been replaced by desperation and foreboding as young protesters flood the streets again, this time ready to fight in what feels like a last-ditch battle for the city.

Assange faces February US extradition hearing

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's full extradition hearing to face espionage charges in the United States will begin in February, an English judge ruled on Friday.

UK minister signs US bid to extradite Assange

London - Britain's interior minister said Thursday he had certified the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage grounds in a procedural move that opens the way for a court battle.

China snubbed Trudeau request for talks about detained Canadians

Ottawa - China ignored Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's personal request for dialogue to end a spiralling diplomatic row, his office revealed Wednesday.

Colombian ex-Marxist guerrilla takes Congress oath

Apo - A former Marxist rebel leader wanted by the United States for drug-trafficking was sworn in Tuesday as a member of Colombia's Congress.

New Zealand quashes China extradition over torture fears

Wellington - A New Zealand court on Tuesday stopped a murder suspect from being extradited to China, saying it could not send him to a country where torture was "widespread" and "systemic".

Chinese media blames Hong Kong demo on collusion with West

Bejing - Chinese media on Monday blamed foreign interference over the huge protest that brought central Hong Kong to a standstill at the weekend, accusing opponents of the city's pro-Beijing government of "collusion with the West".

Thousands of Hong Kong lawyers march against China extradition plans

Fpo - Thousands of black-clad Hong Kong lawyers took to the streets Thursday in a silent march against a controversial extradition law proposal, as the city's last colonial governor slammed the plan as "a terrible blow".

Britain, Canada worry over Hong Kong extradition 'risk'

Ottawa - Britain and Canada raised concerns Thursday that expatriates living and working in Hong Kong could face extradition to mainland China under a controversial proposed extradition law, risking a chill on commerce.

Hong Kong raises jail threshold for proposed extradition law

Fpo - Hong Kong's government on Thursday made more concessions to a controversial proposed extradition law for mainland China, saying only those wanted for crimes facing at least a seven-year jail sentence would be handed over.

France clears path to extradite Argentine torture suspect

Paris - French authorities rejected on Friday an appeal by a former Argentine police officer against his extradition on suspicion he participated in the torture and disappearance of a student during Argentina's military dictatorship in the 1970s.

Colombian ex-guerrilla leader arrested, hospitalized upon prison release

Apo - A former left-wing guerrilla leader wanted by the United States for drug trafficking was hospitalized in police custody Saturday with what authorities said were self-inflicted arm wounds.

Special peace court orders release of Colombian former guerrilla

Apo - A special peace court in Colombia on Wednesday ordered the "immediate release" of a former left-wing guerrilla leader wanted by the United States for drug trafficking.

Huawei exec vows to fight extradition to US in Canada court

Vancouver - A top Chinese telecom executive whose arrest in Canada on a US warrant triggered a bitter diplomatic row vowed Wednesday to vigorously fight extradition to the US.

US report warns of 'serious risks' from Hong Kong extraditions

Washington - A report by a US government commission has warned of "serious" security risks from Hong Kong's plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, which has sparked protests in the financial hub.

Huawei exec facing extradition to appear in Canada court

Vancouver - A senior Chinese telecom executive whose Vancouver arrest on a US warrant triggered a diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing was to appear in court Wednesday to fight for her release.

Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition plan

Fpo - Tens of thousands of people hit Hong Kong's streets on Sunday to protest against a government plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, the crowds swollen by anger over the recent jailing of democracy leaders.

Fugitive UK speedboat killer starts jail stretch

London - A man who killed his date in a speedboat crash and then fled Britain started his six-year jail sentence on Thursday after being tracked down and extradited from ex-Soviet Georgia.

Speedboat killer extradited from Georgia back in UK

London - A British man extradited from Georgia arrived back in the UK on Wednesday to face his six-year sentence over the death of his date in a speedboat.

Georgia extradites British speedboat killer Shepherd

Tbili - Georgian authorities on Wednesday extradited a British man to serve out his six-year sentence in the UK over the death of his date in a speedboat, a justice ministry official said.

Hong Kong’s China extradition plan sparks alarm

Fpo - Hong Kong's plans to approve extraditions to the mainland have sparked alarm within the city's business and legal communities who fear it will hammer the financial hub's international appeal and tangle people up in China's opaque courts.

Georgia court rules to extradite British speedboat killer

Tbili - A Georgian court on Tuesday ruled to extradite a British man who killed his date in a speedboat crash in London and gave himself up in the ex-Soviet republic after fleeing his country.
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