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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.

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

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.

EU embarrassed by incoming foreign policy chief's Twitter gaffe

Apo - The European Commission fielded questions Friday over a Twitter gaffe by its next foreign policy chief, current Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, who posted a sensitive extradition-related document from UK authorities on his feed.

Former Catalan leader to fight Belgian extradition

Apo - Lawyers for former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont vowed Tuesday to fight Spain's efforts to extradite him from Belgium on charges of sedition and misuse of public funds.

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.
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