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No bond for veteran suspected in N. Korea embassy attack

Apr. 23, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S Marine veteran from Southern California was part of a group of dissidents wielding machetes and fake guns when they stormed North Korea's embassy in Madrid and tied up and beat officials inside, federal prosecutors alleged in a criminal complaint released Tuesday. Spain is seeking...

The Latest: US veteran suspected in N. Korea embassy attack

Apr. 23, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a dissident group's raid on North Korea's embassy in Madrid (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Prosecutors allege a U.S. veteran was part of a group wielding machetes and fake guns when they stormed North Korea's embassy in Madrid and tied up and beat officials inside. Spain is...

Man set to be extradited in decades-old Alaska cold case

Apr. 18, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a warrant allowing the extradition of a man who is wanted in Alaska to face charges he sexually assaulted and killed a woman more than two decades ago. But Steven Downs, 44, will likely challenge the governor's warrant as he seeks additional time to get...

US officials seek extradition of murder suspect in Pakistan

Apr. 17, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — U.S. authorities are trying to have a woman extradited from Pakistan to stand trial in the 2002 killing of her husband who was viciously beaten, suffocated, then dumped and burned in a blueberry patch in western Michigan, investigators said. In the years following Robert Caraballo's...

Lawyer alleges Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder

Apr. 14, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged Sunday that Ecuador's government has spread lies about his behavior inside its embassy in London, where Assange sought asylum in 2012. The Latin American country has claimed Assange actions deteriorated before his arrest Thursday...

American extradited to Australia charged with murder of Thai

Apr. 14, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police on Sunday charged a man extradited from the United States with murder in the death of a Thai national, whose body was found bound and gagged on the side of a Sydney road. Alex Dion, 38, was charged with the 2018 murder of Wachira "Mario" Phetmang after he arrived in Sydney...

UK pressured not to overlook Swedish claims to Assange

Apr. 13, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are heaping pressure on the government to make sure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape investigation against him. There is mounting concern that Assange should not be allowed to sidestep the Swedish investigation...

Venezuela's ex-spy chief fights extradition from Spain to US

Apr. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A spokesman for a Spanish court says Venezuela's former spy chief has refused to be extradited to the United States on a drug warrant. The spokesman, who isn't authorized to be identified by name in the media, says retired Venezuelan Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal on Saturday denied links...

Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition

Apr. 12, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country's transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him and said that it wouldn't hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against...

Venezuela's ex-spy chief arrested in Madrid on US warrant

Apr. 12, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Venezuela's longtime spy chief was arrested Friday in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a U.S. drug warrant a few weeks after he threw his support behind opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. The arrest of retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised the late leader...