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Spanish artists held over ETA word-play

Madrid - Two puppeteers detailed for allegedly "glorifying terrorism" with a play on words on ETA during a show asked to be freed Monday, as controversy over the case mounted.

Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's extradition fight

Stockholm - Here are key dates in the five-year legal saga of Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.- November 18, 2010:A Swedish prosecutor issues a European arrest warrant for Assange on sexual assault claims involving two Swedish women.

UN panel's ruling has no impact on Sweden's Assange probe: Prosecutor

Stockholm - A UN panel ruling finding that Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London amounts to illegal detention has no impact on the rape investigation against him in Sweden, the prosecution said on Thursday.

Spain rocked by fresh corruption scandal

Madrid - Spanish police said Tuesday 24 people had been detained in the eastern Valencia region in a fresh corruption case that allegedly involves a former high-profile member of the ruling Popular Party (PP).

Haiti vote was marred by fraud: probe

Port-au-prince - Haiti's first round of presidential and legislative voting was marred by fraud, as opposition forces have charged, an independent panel said in its report released Sunday.

Laughing gunmen taunted victims in Paris concert hall: Witnesses

Paris - In the midst of the bloodbath at a music hall in Paris, one of the gunmen laughed and played the xylophone left behind after the band had fled the stage, according to new accounts emerging six weeks after France's deadliest terror attacks.

France deploys over 100,000 police for New Year's Eve

Paris - More than 100,000 police will be deployed throughout France to guard New Year's Eve celebrations that come six weeks after the jihadist attacks in Paris, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Thursday.

Two Rwandan peacekeepers shot dead in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Two female Rwandan police officers working as peacekeepers in Haiti have been found dead in their home, the UN mission said Thursday, with Kigali saying they were shot dead.

Two UN police officers found dead in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Two female officers from the United Nations police force in Haiti were found dead in their home on Wednesday, the UN mission to the country said.

Russia opens black box of jet downed by Turkey

Moscow - In the presence of foreign experts, Russian officials on Friday opened the damaged black box of a warplane shot down by Turkey last month, promising a transparent probe into the incident.

NY AG's office turns to public to investigate ISP speeds

New York - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is conducting a probe into whether Internet providers may be gouging customers with speeds lower than advertised. He has invited the public to test their Internet speeds and post the results online.

Russian prosecutors want probe of Khodorkovsky on 'regime change' call

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Thursday demanded an investigation into Kremlin critic and former oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky for allegedly calling for the overthrow of the authorities under President Vladimir Putin.

Paris attacks probe: What we know so far

Paris - Four weeks after a group of Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris, investigators have yet to identify all the perpetrators of France's worst-ever terror attacks nor locate a key fugitive.

California shooters 'radicalized for quite some time': FBI

San Bernardino - The husband and wife behind the shooting in California that left 14 people dead were radicalized for "quite some time" and both went for target practice before the massacre, authorities said.

Paris attackers — What we know so far

Paris - French police made another arrest Tuesday in connection with the Paris attacks, which left 130 people dead, as the international manhunt for two suspects went on. Here is a summary of the latest developments in the investigation.

The Paris attackers — What we know so far

Paris - Europe's most wanted man Salah Abdeslam remained at large Monday despite an international manhunt and a wave of overnight raids in Belgium seeking the key suspect in the Paris attacks which killed 130.

Paris police release photo of 3rd stadium suicide bomber

Paris - French police on Sunday released a photo of the third of three suicide bombers who blew themselves up outside France's national stadium during the November 13 Paris attacks.

The Paris attackers -- what we know so far

Paris - Europe's most wanted man Salah Abdeslam remained at large Monday despite an international manhunt and a wave of overnight raids in Belgium seeking the key suspect in the Paris attacks which killed 130.

The Paris attackers -- what we know so far

Paris - One week after the Paris attacks, French investigators have managed to hunt down and kill the ringleader and fully identify four of the seven gunmen and suicide bombers who died carrying out the bloodshed.

Belgian police stage new raids linked to Paris stadium bomber

Brussels - Belgian police staged six raids Thursday in the Brussels area linked to a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside the French national stadium last week during the Paris attacks, prosecutors said.

Greece names man whose Syrian passport was found at Paris attacks

Atenas - A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of one of the Paris attacks was issued to Ahmad alMohammad, an asylum seeker who had taken the migrants' route through the Balkans, Greece's migration minister said on Sunday.

Two attackers killed in Paris were Frenchmen who lived in Brussels: Prosecutor

Brussels - Two assailants who died in the Paris attacks were Frenchmen who had lived in Brussels, Belgian prosecutors said Sunday.

Belgium opens terrorism probe linked to Paris attacks: Prosecutor

Brussels - Belgium has opened a terrorism probe linked to the attacks in Paris as police raided a neighbourhood in the capital Brussels and arrested several suspects, prosecutors said Saturday.

Pentagon chief sacks top military aide for 'misconduct'

Washington - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter fired his top military advisor over allegations of unspecified "misconduct" and ordered that an investigation be launched, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Vatican investigates two journalists over leaks scandal

Vatican City - The Vatican said it has launched a probe into two Italian journalists over confidential documents that were leaked to the media revealing gross financial mismanagement at the heart of the secretive city-state.

Russia readies to exhume Tsar Alexander III in Romanov probe

Sanktpeterburg - Russian investigators began examining the grave of Tsar Alexander III Tuesday ahead of his exhumation in a probe looking to finally identify the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II and his family.

UN panel head gears up for tough Syria gas attacks probe

New York - A UN panel will soon begin work on tracking those responsible for deadly gas attacks in Syria, but the head of the investigation says it will be difficult to come up with a complete list of perpetrators.

Police raid targets son of Brazil's ex-president Lula

S - Brazilian police on Monday raided the offices of a company belonging to a son of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as part of an investigation into tax fraud.

Georgia launches probe into 'coup plot'

Tbili - Georgia said Saturday it had launched a probe into controversial media reports suggesting that exiled former president Mikheil Saakashvili was plotting a coup to overthrow the authorities.

MSF hails 'first step' towards international probe of Afghan hospital bombing

Ginebra - Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that an international commission has been formally asked to investigate a deadly US airstrike on an Afghan hospital, that killed 22 people, including 12 of the medical charity's staff.
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