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Montenegro: South Korea, US seek extradition of Do Kwon

Mar. 29, 2023 09:05 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — South Korea and the United States have requested the extradition from Montenegro of Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon, who is wanted in connection with a $40 billion crash of the firm’s cryptocurrency that devastated retail investors around the world, Montenegro's...

Deadly fire highlights immigration pressures on Mexico

Mar. 29, 2023 00:12 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The fire that killed 38 people at an immigration detention center in Mexico happened as Western hemisphere countries face pressure to address the extraordinary number of people fleeing their homes. Mexico has expanded its network of dozens of detention centers...

French court refuses to extradite Italian former militants

Mar. 28, 2023 15:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s highest court ruled Tuesday against extraditing 10 former far-left militants who were convicted of attacks in Italy carried out in the 1970s and 1980s. The two women and eight men fled Italy after their convictions and before they could be sent to prison....

France's top court rules not to extradite to Italy 10 former far-left militants convicted for attacks in the 70s and 80s

Mar. 28, 2023 08:24 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — France's top court rules not to extradite to Italy 10 former far-left militants convicted for attacks in the 70s and 80s.

Man arrested in killing of San Diego couple, toddler in 2000

Mar. 23, 2023 21:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man charged with killing a couple and their sleeping toddler in San Diego more than two decades ago has been arrested after he was extradited from Mexico, authorities announced Thursday. Sergio Lopez Contreras, 44, was extradited on Wednesday and remained jailed...

Jamaican cleric sentenced to 18 years in NY terrorism case

Mar. 23, 2023 19:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A cleric arrested in his native Jamaica and extradited to New York to face state terrorism charges on accusations of recruiting support for the Islamic State group was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison. Abdullah el-Faisal was convicted in January in state...

Lawyer: Former US pilot could have been lured to Australia

Mar. 19, 2023 23:56 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A former United States military pilot accused of training Chinese aviators could have been lured from China to Australia as part of a U.S. plan to extradite him to his homeland, his lawyer said Monday. In a 2016 indictment from the U.S. District Court in Washington,...

UK aims to send migrants to Rwanda in months if courts agree

Mar. 19, 2023 14:16 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Britain’s government said Sunday that it could start deporting asylum-seekers to Rwanda in the next few months — but only if U.K. courts rule that the controversial policy is legal. The Home Office said it was aiming to start flights “before the...

UK minister in Rwanda to reinforce migrant deportation plan

Mar. 18, 2023 15:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister arrived in Rwanda on Saturday for a visit aimed at reinforcing the U.K. government's commitment to a controversial plan to deport some asylum-seekers to the African country. Ahead of her visit, Home Secretary Suella Braverman said the...

Scholz says Germany wants to curb 'irregular migration'

Mar. 16, 2023 05:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Thursday that Germany will have to do a better job at clamping down on “irregular migration” and deporting those who don't legally reside in the country. Scholz said that Germany, however, would continue to provide protection for...