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Switzerland extradites first of seven FIFA suspects to US

Ginebra - One of the seven FIFA officials held in Switzerland as part of an investigation into massive corruption at football's governing body has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss justice ministry said Thursday.

Swiss extradite war crimes suspect to Bosnia

Ginebra - A former Bosnian Muslim commander has been extradited to Bosnia for suspected war crimes, the Swiss justice ministry said Friday, amid outrage in Serbia which wants him on similar charges.

Switzerland to extradite Bosnian Muslim war crimes suspect

Ginebra - Switzerland on Thursday authorised the extradition of former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric to Bosnia rather than Serbia, which had issued the war crimes warrant for his arrest.

France urges Jordan 'respect' in Paris attack suspect extradition

Amman - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius asked Jordan Sunday to comply with international procedures as it seeks the extradition of the suspected mastermind of a deadly attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982."I have asked our Jordanian friends...

Italy steel fugitive extradited from Britain

Rome - An Italian fugitive who played a key role in running one of Europe's most polluted steel plants was extradited from Britain on Friday and arrested in Rome.

Brazil arrests Mafioso on run since 1980s

Bras - A crime boss convicted of more than 20 murders and sentenced to life in prison in his native Italy was arrested in Brazil Tuesday after nearly 30 years on the run, police said.

Cambodia deports fugitive Russian tycoon: Official

Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Sunday deported an on-the-run Russian tycoon accused of embezzling tens of millions of dollars in a real estate scam, officials said.

Austria rejects U.S. extradition of Ukrainian oligarch

Vienna - An Austrian court on Thursday rejected a U.S. request to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash on charges of bribing officials in India.

Bulgarian prison conditions prompt German extradition refusals

Sofia - German courts have declined to hand over inmates to Bulgaria due to concerns over dire prison conditions in the European Union's poorest country, authorities said Monday.

French court refuses Argentina torture suspect extradition

Paris - France's top appeals court on Wednesday ruled against extraditing Mario Alfredo Sandoval, a former policeman wanted by Argentina for torture and rights abuses under the country's military dictatorship.

Greece 'will extradite jihadist' suspect to Belgium

Athens - Greece will extradite to Belgium an Algerian man with suspected links to a jihadist cell dismantled by Belgian security forces last week, a justice source said Tuesday.

Belgium to request extradition of terror suspect arrested in Greece

Brussels - Belgium will request the extradition of a suspect arrested in Greece who could be connected to a jihadist cell smashed by Belgian security forces earlier this week, federal prosecutors said Sunday.

Hunt for Franco's men raises Spanish victims' hopes

Madrid - An Argentine judge has reopened old wounds from Spain's Franco dictatorship by ordering some of his ex-ministers to face justice for alleged killings.

Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge has issued arrest and extradition warrants for two ex-ministers of Francisco Franco's regime and 18 others, invoking "universal jurisdiction" for serious rights abuses.

Franco victims' groups hail 'historic' extradition bid

Madrid - Groups campaigning for justice for people tortured and killed under Spain's Franco dictatorship hailed on Saturday an Argentine judge's "historic" move to extradite Spanish former ministers over alleged abuses.

French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

Lyon - A French court on Friday authorised the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia and Ukraine, despite concerns over his safety if the move goes ahead.

Turkey PM seeks cleric's extradition from US

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he will seek the extradition of an exiled cleric he accuses of orchestrating a major corruption scandal against his government from his base in the United States.

Spanish court refuses extradition of Franco-era policeman

Madrid - A top Spanish court on Friday ruled against extraditing a former policeman to Argentina, where a judge wants to try him for alleged torture during the Franco dictatorship.

Spain ex-policeman denies Franco-era torture claim

Madrid - A retired Spanish policeman denied Thursday torturing people during the country's Franco dictatorship and repeated his refusal to be extradited to Argentina for trial on alleged crimes against humanity.

Fugitive Italian mafia boss re-arrested in Britain

London - Domenico Rancadore, the convicted Italian mafia boss who last week was told he was free to remain in Britain, has been arrested on a fresh international warrant, police said Saturday.

Australia mulls extradition of alleged Silk Road moderator

The Australian government said it is deciding whether to extradite to the United States an alleged moderator of Silk Road, a website where people buy illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine using digital currency bitcoin.

Megaupload's Dotcom loses case to access extradition evidence

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom on Friday suffered another blow to his fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges after New Zealand's highest court rejected his app...

Mexican drug kingpin seeks to block US extradition

Mexico - Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sought Monday to legally block any extradition bid by the United States, where authorities want to try him on several charges, a judicial source said.US prosecutors have yet to issue an extradition request...

Hong Kong court refuses bail to ex-Hanlong executive in extradition case

A former executive of China's Hanlong Mining Investment Pty Ltd, wanted in Australia for alleged insider trading, was denied bail in Hong Kong on Monday and had his extradition hearing adjourned until March 13.

British man arrested in Spain for abuse of granddaughter

Mijas - An 80-year-old British man has been arrested in Calahonda, a suburb of Mijas in southern Spain. He had fled the UK after being sentenced for sexually abusing his granddaughter.

Latvia refuses to extradite 'virus maker'

Latvia is resisting the extradition of Deniss Calovskis, a man the US says wrote the computer virus Gozi Trojan. In January, the United States named Calovskis as one of the creators of the virus.

Snowden may make US return under certain conditions says father

Moscow - Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for espionage, currently stuck in diplomatic no-man’s land at Moscow Airport transit zone, may return to the US of his own volition, provided certain conditions are met, says his father Lonnie Snowden.

Putin: Snowden in Moscow airport transit zone, no extradition

Moscow - As far as Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, is concerned, Edward Snowden remains in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. He is not officially on Russian soil, cannot enter Russia without a visa, and the country will not extradite him.

Russia rejects US demands for Snowden's extradition

Moscow - It is widely believed that when Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia could not return Snowden to the US because he "has not crossed the Russian border," he was only engaging in wordplay. What he meant was that Russia has no intention to turn him over.

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on flight to Moscow, next Ecuador

Hong Kong - The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, left Hong Kong on Sunday morning on a commercial flight to Moscow in Russia. However, this may not be his final destination. Latest update: WikiLeaks confirms Snowden is en route to Ecuador seeking asylum.
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