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Fugitive ex-spy chief surrenders to Colombia

Estanzuela - Colombia's former spy chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado was taken into custody Saturday after her forced return from Panama to face charges for illegal wiretapping and other crimes."She has been at the headquarters of the prosecutor's office since 5 a.m.

Ohio delays seven executions to secure new drugs

Washington - The US state of Ohio is postponing the execution of seven death row inmates, officials said Friday, following several botched lethal injection killings across the country last year.

U.S. civil rights activists cleared — 50 years on

Washington - A group of black civil rights activists was exonerated in the United States, more than 50 years after being condemned to hard labor for sitting in a white-only area.

Autopsy on Russian ex-spy 'one of most dangerous ever'

London - The autopsy on the body of poisoned Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko was described as one of the most dangerous ever on day two of an inquiry into his death Wednesday.

U.S. state executes killer despite disability claim

Washington - The U.S. state of Georgia executed a double killer whose lawyers said he was intellectually disabled, after last-minute pleas for his life were thrown out.

Russian ex-spy may have been poisoned twice, inquiry told

London - An inquiry into the radiation poisoning of a former Russian spy opened on Tuesday with claims that there may have been an earlier assassination bid in the most sensational espionage case since the Cold War.

'Sense of duty': Litvinenko's widow hopes for answers

London - The memories still bring tears to Marina Litvinenko's eyes, over eight years after the horrific killing of her former secret agent husband by radiation poisoning under the glare of the world's media.

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to U.S.

London - WikiLeaks on Monday accused Internet giant Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the U.S. authorities, and not notifying them for almost three years.

U.S. spies link Litvinenko killing to Kremlin

London - U.S. spies intercepted communications between the chief suspects in the murder case of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko, linking his poisoning to the Russian state, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

Two Turkish police jailed for 10 years over protester's killing

Kayseri - Two Turkish police were jailed Wednesday for at least 10 years for beating to death a teenager in 2013 protests against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparking fresh protests as critics slammed the verdicts for being absurdly lenient.

Lord's Resistance Army commander arrives at ICC prison

Den Haag - A Ugandan commander of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army arrived at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Wednesday to face war crimes charges.

Guatemalan ex-police chief handed 90 years over embassy raid

Guatemala City - A court in Guatemala sentenced a former police chief to 90 years for an assault on the Spanish embassy in 1980 when a group of protesting Indians, peasants and university students were holed up inside.

OSCE demands release of jailed journalist in Macedonia

Skopeia - The OSCE's media freedom representative on Saturday called for the immediate release of a journalist in Macedonia who was sentenced to prison for allegedly revealing the identity of a murder witness.

Kremlin critic Navalny questioned in new probe, office raided

Moscow - Russia announced a new probe on opposition protest leader Alexei Navalny on Friday, hauling him in for questioning and raiding the office of his anti-corruption foundation.

Oklahoma resumes executions after botched killing

Washington - The US state of Oklahoma executed a death row inmate, the first since a botched execution that forced a halt on killings eight months ago.

Turkey opens probe against columnists over Mohammed cartoon

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Thursday opened an investigation into two commentators writing for daily newspaper Cumhuriyet who illustrated their columns with the controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoon published by Charlie Hebdo.

US war vet with PTSD executed for cop murder

Washington - A Vietnam war vet with post-traumatic stress disorder was executed Tuesday in the southern state of Georgia for murdering a police officer, the country's first death row inmate killed this year.

FBI recommends charges against ex-CIA chief Petraeus: NY Times

Washington - The FBI and US Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA, The New York Times rep...

Peru ex-president handed eight years for embezzlement

- A Peruvian court Thursday sentenced former president Alberto Fujimori, already in jail for a government-backed massacre, to eight years in prison on charges of embezzling state funds to manipulate the media.

Turkey ex-ministers escape trial over graft scandal

Ankara - Four Turkish ex-ministers who resigned over a 2013 graft scandal that shook President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government will not have to stand trial, a commission ruled Monday, in a decision the opposition called a "black day" for democracy.

Suspected killer on trial in China wrongful execution case

Bejing - A man who confessed to murdering a woman in China 18 years ago went on trial Monday, three weeks after a court cleared a teenager who was wrongfully executed for the crime.

Taiwan ex-leader Chen Shui-bian freed from prison on parole

Taipei - Taiwan's ailing ex-president Chen Shui-bian was freed from prison on medical parole Monday after serving six years of a 20-year sentence for graft, as political leaders called for reconciliation on the deeply divided island.

Trial opens of Turkey police accused of spying on Erdogan

Ankara - The trial opened at an Ankara court on Friday of 13 suspects accused of setting up bugs to eavesdrop on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while he was prime minister.

Kenya court suspends key parts of draconian security law

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court suspended key parts of a controversial new national security law Friday that the opposition had warned risked turning the east African nation into a dictatorship.

Cosmetic damage: Yves Rocher mired in Russian opposition trial

Moscow - Yves Rocher's affordable cosmetics have made it a symbol of French success in Russia but the company has become awkwardly embroiled in the case against opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Russian police arrest Kremlin critic Navalny at protest

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was detained by police on Tuesday after he violated his house arrest to join a protest in Moscow over a guilty verdict against him and his brother in a controversial fraud case.

Russia's Navalny: ambitious crusader against Putin

Moscow - Russia's charismatic protest leader Alexei Navalny, who galvanised the opposition with attacks on President Vladimir Putin and exposed the exorbitant wealth of the elite, was arrested Tuesday after protesting his brother's sentencing for embezzlement.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.

Kremlin foe Navalny gets suspended sentence, calls for protests

Moscow - Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday called for mass protests to "destroy" President Vladimir Putin's regime after a court handed him a suspended sentence and jailed his brother in a controversial fraud case.
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