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Feds push to extradite Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are urging a judge to approve a request to extradite a Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq on allegations that he participated in the killings of two police officers nearly 15 years ago in the Iraqi city of Fallujah as the leader of an al-Qaida group. ...

US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed as Taliban balk

Apr. 21, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An upcoming international peace conference that was meant to move Afghanistan's warring sides to a power-sharing deal and ensure an orderly U.S. exit from the country has been postponed, its sponsors announced Wednesday. They cited a lack of prospects for...

Seoul court rejects sexual slavery claim against Tokyo

Apr. 21, 2021 06:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Wednesday rejected a claim by victims of Japanese wartime sexual slavery and their relatives who sought compensation from Japan's government. The Seoul Central District Court based its decision on diplomatic...

German court refuses effort to block EU recovery fund

Apr. 21, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's top court has refused to issue an injunction blocking the country's participation in the European Union's 750 billion-euro (more than $900 billion) coronavirus recovery fund, clearing the way for the launch of the fund and its common borrowing aimed at...

China rejects accusations of abuses in Xinjiang

Apr. 20, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Tuesday rejected accusations of abuses in the Xinjiang region after a human rights group appealed for a U.N. investigation into possible crimes against humanity. Accusations of forced labor or detentions in the northwestern region...

Colombia peace court alarmed over killings of former rebels

Apr. 19, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s postwar reconciliation tribunal said Monday that violence against former guerrilla fighters and community leaders is increasing in rural areas and jeopardizing its attempts to investigate crimes that took place during six decades of conflict that killed...

Group urges UN to probe China for crimes against humanity

Apr. 19, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

KASHGAR, China (AP) — A human rights group appealed to the United Nations on Monday to investigate allegations China's government is committing crimes against humanity in the Xinjiang region. Human Rights Watch cited reports of the mass detention of Muslims, a crackdown...

France, Germany, Ukraine call for Russian troops withdrawal

Apr. 16, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany are demanding the withdrawal of Russian troop reinforcements recently deployed at the border with Ukraine, the German chancellor's office said Friday after the two heads of state held security talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy....

EXPLAINER: What's behind the conflict in eastern Ukraine?

Apr. 15, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Tensions are rising over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with growing violations of a cease-fire and a massive Russian military buildup near its border with the region. Ukraine and the West have become worried about the Russian...

Biologists defy Cyprus' ethnic divide to protect environment

Apr. 15, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — There’s something regal in the sprightly step and curious gaze of the long-horn sheep that roam the hills near Varisia, an abandoned village inside a U.N. buffer zone that cuts across ethnically divided Cyprus. The endangered Mouflon sheep...