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Libyan commander responds to federal lawsuits in Virginia

Aug. 3, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who spent decades living in Virginia is now responding to two federal lawsuits accusing him of atrocities in his military campaigns. Khalifa Hifter leads the self-styled Libyan National Army. Once a lieutenant to Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Hifter...

FILE-In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint press conference at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.” (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China condemns Germany's Hong Kong extradition suspension

Aug. 1, 2020 4:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.” Germany's foreign minister announced the suspension Friday following the disqualification of 12 pro-democracy candidates from...

An offshore drilling rig is seen in the waters off Cyprus' coastal city of Limassol, Sunday, July 5, 2020 as a boat passes with a skier. Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to intercede with Turkey to try and ease rising tensions over its oil and gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean waters that Cyprus claims as its own, the Cypriot government said Thursday, July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cyprus: Putin 'to help ease' gas search tensions with Turkey

Jul. 30, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to intercede with Turkey's leader to try to ease rising tensions over oil and gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean waters that Cyprus claims as its own, the Cypriot government said Thursday. Government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to hear the verdict in his genocide trial. Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic said Friday, July 24, 2020 that his health is bad and getting worse, as his lawyers sought another delay in a United Nations hearing in his appeal against convictions for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool, File)

Lawyers for Bosnian War strongman seek court delay in appeal

Jul. 24, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic said Friday that his health is bad and getting worse, as his lawyers sought another delay for a United Nations hearing in the appeal of his genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity convictions. One lawyer warned...

North Macedonia: top Albanian summoned on Kosovo war crimes

Jul. 23, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The leader of the main ethnic Albanian party in North Macedonia said he has been invited to appear as a witness at the special international court on alleged crimes during and after the Kosovo’s 1998-1999 war, in which he fought. Ali Ahmeti, leader of the Democratic...

A firetruck is positioned outside the Chinese Consulate Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Houston. Authorities responded to reports of a fire at the consulate. Witnesses said that people were burning paper in what appeared to be trash cans, according to police. China says the U.S. has ordered it to close its consulate in Houston in what it called a provocation that violates international law. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

US ratchets up China tensions, closing Houston consulate

Jul. 22, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, escalating tensions between the world’s largest economies as President Donald Trump ramps up punitive measures against China ahead of the November U.S. election. Beijing denounced the order Wednesday as...

China says US has ordered it to close Houston consulate in what it calls a provocation that violates international law

Jul. 22, 2020 3:51 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — China says US has ordered it to close Houston consulate in what it calls a provocation that violates international law.
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci greets former members of the so-called Kosovo Liberation army, which fought for independence from Serbia, and other supporters waiting for his return at the border crossing points in Vrmice, Kosovo, Friday, July 17, 2020. Thaci was warmly welcomed by supporters upon return from the Netherlands where he was questioned by prosecutors at a special international court on alleged crimes during the 1998-1999 war after which his country won independence from Serbia. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo president says he doesn't fear war crime charges

Jul. 18, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The president of Kosovo told the nation Saturday that his indictment on war crimes will not hamper the country’s future and also urged political parties to unite behind talks on normalizing ties with neighboring Serbia. President Hashim Thaci held a television address after...

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci greets former members of the so-called Kosovo Liberation army, which fought for independence from Serbia, and other supporters waiting for his return at the border crossing points in Vrmice, Kosovo, Friday, July 17, 2020. Thaci was warmly welcomed by supporters on Friday upon return from the Netherlands where he was questioned by prosecutors at a special international court on alleged crimes during the 1998-1999 war after which his country won independence from Serbia. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Crowds welcome Kosovo president returning from questioning

Jul. 17, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

MORINE, Kosovo (AP) — A cheering crowd welcomed Kosovo's president on Friday upon his return from The Netherlands, where he was questioned by prosecutors at a special international court on alleged crimes during the 1998-1999 war that led to his country's independence from Serbia. Hashim Thaci's supporters...

El presidente de Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, habla con los medios a su llevada a la sede de la Cámara de Especialistas de Kosovo en La Haya, el lunes 13 de julio de 2020. (AP Foto/Phil Nijhuis)

Kosovo leader tells prosecutors he committed no war crimes

Jul. 16, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The president of Kosovo said Thursday he told prosecutors at a special international court in the Netherlands that he committed no crimes during the 1998-1999 war after which his country won independence from Serbia. President Hashim Thaci was questioned for four days by prosecutors...