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Huawei exec due in court in Canada as row with China heats up

Vancouver - Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese telecom executive at the center of an escalating row between Ottawa and Beijing, was due in court in Canada Wednesday to get a date for a hearing into a US extradition request.

Judge denies expedited case for Alabama IS recruit

Washington - A US judge on Monday rejected a request for expedited treatment of the case of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria and is seeking to return to the United States.

UK judge orders extradition of businessman in French fraud probe

London - A British judge on Tuesday ordered the extradition of a Franco-Algerian businessman wanted in France as part of a probe into alleged Libyan financing of former president Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign.

From shy student to IS polemicist, Hoda Muthana in US crosshairs

Washington - As a shy, studious teenager in Alabama, Hoda Muthana rarely made waves. After her abrupt transformation into a fiery supporter of Islamic State extremists, she is under the scanner of the top levels of the US government.

Pompeo: Diplomat dad means US-born IS woman not citizen

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the diplomatic status of the father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group means she is not a US citizen.

US refuses entry to Alabama jihadist

Washington - The United States said Wednesday it would refuse to take back a US-born Islamic State propagandist who wants to return from Syria, saying that she is no longer a citizen.

Ex-Goldman banker to finish Malaysia legal process before US extradition

Kuala Lumpur - A former Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal will only be extradited to the United States after legal proceedings against him in Malaysia are completed, a minister said.

US weighing options on American IS sympathizer in Syria

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it wanted to ensure foreign jihadists remain off the battlefield as it weighed options on an American detained in Syria who says she wants to return home.

Indian tycoon Mallya vows to appeal extradition from Britain

London - Tycoon Vijay Mallya on Monday promised to appeal Britain's decision to order his extradition to India to face fraud charges.

IOC joins calls for Thailand to release refugee footballer

London - The International Olympic Committee on Saturday joined in the chorus of support for a footballer with refugee status who has been detained in Thailand for nearly two months over his alleged role in Bahrain's Arab Spring protests.

Germany extradites racist killer to Sweden

Berlin - Germany said Friday it had extradited to Sweden John Ausonius, the convicted killer known as the "the laser man" for using a precision-scope rifle to target immigrants."He was extradited on Thursday," Frankfurt state prosecutor Nadja Niesen told AFP.

US to seek Huawei exec's extradition from Canada

Washington - The United States confirmed Tuesday that it plans to seek the extradition of Chinese telecom giant Huawei's finance director, who was detained in Canada on a US request, before a January 30 deadline.

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.
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