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Ex-Marine arrested in North Korea embassy attack in Madrid

Apr. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's Embassy in Madrid was arrested in Los Angeles by U.S. authorities. Christopher Ahn, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested and charged Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The...

110 Kosovars, mostly children and women, returned from Syria

Apr. 20, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo authorities announced Saturday they have brought back from Syria 110 Kosovar citizens, mostly women and children, with the assistance of the United States. Justice Minister Abelard Tahiri, top policeman Rashit Qalaj and a health official told journalists early Saturday that...

Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

Apr. 18, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region. In a rare interview, Russian Ambassador...

Filipinos start evacuating from Libyan capital; 1 wounded

Apr. 18, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine diplomats have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that wounded one Filipino, officials said Thursday. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Emmanuel Fernandez said in Manila that three...

New Zealand officer guilty of planting camera in embassy

Apr. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A naval commodore who served as New Zealand's senior military attache to the United States was found guilty Thursday of planting a hidden camera in a bathroom at the embassy in Washington. A jury in the Auckland District Court deliberated for 4 1/2 hours before finding...

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

Apr. 17, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Alan Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption. Authorities broke through a door at...

Moreno: Assange used to coordinate hackers from the embassy

Apr. 16, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ecuador's president on Tuesday accused Julian Assange of hosting numerous hackers at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to give them directions on how to propagate information on topics important to the WikiLeaks founder and his financiers. President Lenin Moreno said that Swedish...

Parents of Swedish coder held by Ecuador say he is innocent

Apr. 16, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The parents of a Swedish programmer suspected of plotting to blackmail Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno over his abandonment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made an anxious plea Tuesday for authorities to release their son. Dag Gustafsson acknowledged that his son, Ola Bini, had...

Hoax bomb scare prompts evacuation of 57-story Madrid tower

Apr. 16, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A hoax bomb threat called in to the Australian Embassy in Spain prompted the evacuation of a 57-story office tower in Madrid's business district on Tuesday, Spanish police said. Staff at the embassy in Madrid received a phone call with the security threat around midday on Tuesday, said a...

Ecuador rejects claims that Assange was treated unfairly

Apr. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ecuador said Monday that it was not unfairly targeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when it revoked his asylum last week. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia said Assange's behavior was "undeserving, disrespectful" and he pointed to a video published by the newspaper El...