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Refugee footballer thanks Australian leader for freedom

Feb. 13, 2019 10:13 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom. Three days after he was released from a cramped Bangkok cell, Hakeem...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

Feb. 12, 2019 2:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jeffrey Lichtman said outside a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday the defense "fought like...

Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia

Feb. 12, 2019 7:16 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player thanked Australians on his return home Tuesday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand. Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs and singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" were waiting...

Bahrain refugee soccer player freed by Thailand, heads home

Feb. 11, 2019 1:03 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia early Tuesday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention. Thailand had come under great pressure from Australia's government,...

The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugee

Feb. 11, 2019 5:56 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the release of Bahraini soccer player with refugee status in Australia who was released from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Bahrain says that it "reaffirms its right to pursue all necessary legal actions against" a soccer...

Thai prosecutors say they are no longer seeking to extradite refugee soccer player to Bahrain

Feb. 11, 2019 3:23 AM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai prosecutors say they are no longer seeking to extradite refugee soccer player to Bahrain.

US ambassador: Arrests of Canadians in China unacceptable

Feb. 9, 2019 6:51 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Canada said Saturday her country is "deeply concerned" about China's "unlawful" detention of two Canadians. Ambassador Kelly Craft said in a statement to The Associated Press the arrests of ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor are "unacceptable"...

Estonia extradites to US man suspected of heroin trafficking

Feb. 7, 2019 11:46 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia has extradited to the United States a man suspected of trafficking hundreds of kilograms of heroin to the New York area and using the profits to fund the Taliban. The Baltic region's main news agency BNS said Thursday that Haji Abdul Satar Abdul Manaf, who was detained in Tallinn on...

Germany: No choice but to reject terrorist extradition to US

Feb. 7, 2019 9:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An American request for the extradition of a Turkish man wanted in the United States on terrorism charges was rejected because there was no other option under German law, authorities said Thursday, in a case that has raised the ire of officials in Washington. Adem Yilmaz, who was indicted...

Terror suspect wanted by US deported to Turkey

Feb. 6, 2019 8:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Turkish man who is wanted for prosecution in the United States on terrorism charges has instead been deported by Germany back to his home country, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The case concerns Adem Yilmaz, who was indicted under seal in 2015 on charges of participating nearly 10...