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Frenchman linked to Sarkozy probe faces UK extradition hearing

London - The Franco-Algerian businessman arrested in Britain as part of a probe into France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy claimed on Monday he was a "victim" of French magistrates at his extradition hearing in London.

US, Canada promise 'unbiased' process for Chinese executive

Washington - The United States and Canada on Wednesday promised an "unbiased" legal process for a Chinese executive whose arrest in Vancouver at US request has riled Beijing.

Cesare Battisti, wanted for murder, a life on the run

Paris - Convicted as a murderer for bloodshed in the 1970s, former leftwing Italian activist Cesare Battisti, who was caught in Bolivia, has spent almost four decades on the run, detailing his experiences in a string of acclaimed thrillers.

Italian ex-militant extradited and jailed after decades on run

Rome - Former communist militant Cesare Battisti, wanted in Italy for four murders in the 1970s, arrived in Rome on Monday after an international police squad tracked him down and arrested him in Bolivia.

Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia

Bras - Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was arrested in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil's new president said Sunday.

Ex-Goldman banker accused over 1MDB loses bail bid

Kuala Lumpur - An ex-Goldman Sachs banker facing charges in the US and Malaysia over a massive financial scandal Monday had his bid to be freed on bail rejected by a Kuala Lumpur court.

Brazil releases photos in bid to catch, extradite Italian

Bras - Brazilian federal police, now cooperating with a longtime Italian demand, on Sunday released a photo montage of Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s.

Huawei executive gets bail in case rattling China ties

Vancouver - A Canadian court has granted bail to a top Chinese telecom company executive wanted in the United States, as diplomatic tensions turned to the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing.

UK court rules to extradite Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya

London - A British court on Monday ruled Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, the owner of Kingfisher beer and head of the Force India Formula One team, can be extradited to his homeland to face fraud charges.

Indian tycoon Mallya to find out extradition fate

London - Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court on Monday to find out whether he will be extradited to his homeland, where he is accused of fraud.

Turkey slams 'unacceptable' UK court extradition rejection

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday lambasted an "unacceptable" decision by a British court to reject a request from Ankara to extradite a prominent businessman accused of providing financial support for the 2016 failed coup.

US studying Turkey's demands to extradite preacher

Washington - The United States is studying Turkey's demands for the extradition of preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt, the State Department said Thursday.

Libya planning to extradite Manchester bomber's brother: PM

London - Libya is planning to extradite the brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi to Britain by the end of the year, Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj told the BBC in an interview on Wednesday.

Britain extradites Croatia tycoon to Zagreb: report

Zagreb - Britain on Wednesday extradited Croatian tycoon Ivica Todoric to Zagreb where he faces fraud allegations linked to the food and retail giant Agrokor he founded, media and a witness said.

UK lawyer says Turkish tycoon extradition part of Erdogan 'pogrom'

London - Lawyers in Britain battling the extradition of a prominent Turkish businessman said Tuesday the case was part of "a state-directed pogrom" by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

Apo - An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday.

Indian tycoon Mallya makes assets 'offer' to Indian court

London - Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya said Tuesday he had made an "unconditional offer" to an Indian court in a bid to settle fraud charges, as he continues to fight extradition from Britain.

Scotland withdraws arrest warrant for Catalan ex-minister Ponsati

Edinburgh - Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, wanted for her role in last year's bid for independence from Spain, had her international arrest warrant withdrawn at a Scottish court on Monday.

UK arrested Turkish businessman on Ankara extradition request

London - Britain said on Saturday it had arrested Akin Ipek, a Turkish businessman accused of links to US-exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, following an extradition request from Turkey.

US judge OKs extradition of Lithuanian anti-corruption politician

Chicago - A US judge declined Thursday to prevent the extradition of a former Lithuanian judge and political party founder, who accuses her home country's government of corruption in the alleged cover-up of a pedophilia case.

Former Panama leader Martinelli extradited home from US

Panama - Panamanian former president Ricardo Martinelli arrived home Monday after his extradition from the United States to face charges of spying on journalists and political opponents.

US approves ex-Panama president's extradition

Miami - The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

Croatia blocks extradition of suspect in Hamas murder

Zagreb - Croatia's top court on Monday blocked the extradition of a Bosnian man to Tunisia over the alleged murder of an aerospace engineer, described by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as one of its members.

Ex-Panama president to stop fighting extradition from US

Miami - Panama's former president Ricardo Martinelli, currently in a US prison and wanted in his own country on corruption and espionage charges, announced Thursday he would end his fight against extradition.

Puigdemont urges dialogue with Madrid after leaving German jail

Neum - Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called for immediate "political dialogue" with Madrid to resolve the row over the region's independence bid as he left a German jail on Friday.

Prague extradites Russian hacker to US

Prague - The Czech Republic on Friday said it had extradited a Russian hacker to the United States where he is wanted for alleged cyberattacks on social networks.

Israel prosecutors seek to extradite woman to Australia for abuse trial

Jerusalem - Israeli prosecutors asked a Jerusalem court Tuesday to extradite a woman to Australia over accusations of sexually abusing pupils, after a new psychiatric evaluation determined her fit to stand trial.

Ecuador's 'Pablo Escobar' drug kingpin extradited to US

Bogota - A drug kingpin dubbed Ecuador's "Pablo Escobar" who was under arrest in Colombia was extradited to the United States early Saturday, local officials said here.

Jailed ex-Panama president released from US jail on $1 mn bond

Miami - A US judge has ordered ex-Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli released from prison on a $1 million bail as he fights extradition to his home country, where the former leader faces corruption and domestic espionage charges.

Marathon Kim Dotcom case back in New Zealand court

Wellington - Internet mogul Kim Dotcom's legal case returns to court in New Zealand Monday for what may be the Megaupload founder's final chance of avoiding extradition to the United States.
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