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Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

To avoid US extradition, Megaupload pair plead guilty in NZ

Jun. 22, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As part of a deal they struck to avoid extradition to the United States, two men pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Zealand to their involvement in running the once wildly popular pirating website Megaupload. The pleas by Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der...

Leftist's election to test Colombia's alliance with US

Jun. 21, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It’s one of the United States’ few enduring alliances in an often-turbulent Latin America, one built around a decades-long partnership combating the nation’s drug cartels. But Gustavo Petro’s election as Colombia’s first leftist president is likely...

UK govt orders Julian Assange's extradition; appeal planned

Jun. 17, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges, a milestone — but not the end — of a decade-long legal saga sparked by his website's publication of classified U.S. documents. ...

UK government approves extradition of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to US on spying charges; appeal likely

Jun. 17, 2022 05:28 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK government approves extradition of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to US on spying charges; appeal likely.

Dubai arrests 2 Gupta brothers over South African fraud case

Jun. 07, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai police said Tuesday they arrested two brothers from the Gupta family, wanted over allegedly looting state money with former South African President Jacob Zuma. The arrest of Atul and Rajesh Gupta, who had lived for years in the sheikhdom,...

Dubai arrests British man over $1.7B Denmark tax fraud case

Jun. 03, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai police said Friday they arrested and planned to extradite a British man to Denmark, wanted there for allegedly masterminding a $1.7 billion tax scheme, one of the country's largest-ever fraud cases. The arrest of hedge fund trader Sanjay...

Dubai police say they've arrested, plan to extradite British man wanted in Denmark on $1.7 billion tax fraud case

Jun. 03, 2022 07:30 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai police say they've arrested, plan to extradite British man wanted in Denmark on $1.7 billion tax fraud case.

US extradites ex-Mexican governor to face corruption charges

Jun. 02, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States has extradited a former Mexican border state governor to his homeland, where he is accused of embezzling millions of dollars in state funds. César Duarte, who was governor of Chihuahua state, was sent back to Mexico to face corruption charges...

Rights group to Croatia: release Pussy Riot member now

Jun. 01, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Croatia to halt extradition proceedings to Turkmenistan and immediately release a detained member of a Russian music band known for its strident opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin's policies. Lawyers for...