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France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio's migrant remarks

Jan. 21, 2019 2:59 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's Foreign Ministry summoned the Italian ambassador Monday over sharp anti-French comments from an Italian official about Europe's migrant crisis. With Italy's government on the defensive over recent deaths at sea of migrants, Italian Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio sought to shift the...

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

Jan. 19, 2019 11:13 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to a halt because the U.S. Department of Justice doesn't have enough attorneys working to handle...

Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

Jan. 15, 2019 5:17 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention said Tuesday she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come. Rahaf Mohammed also has quickly embraced life in Canada, saying that when she learned she would be granted...

Italian fugitive brought home to serve life term for murder

Jan. 14, 2019 10:32 AM EST

ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago arrived in Rome on Monday to begin serving life in prison, after his time as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia. An Italian military aircraft carrying Cesare Battisti landed at Rome's...

Italian fugitive captured 3 decades after murder conviction

Jan. 13, 2019 6:55 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder in his home country nearly three decades ago was arrested in Bolivia, authorities said Sunday, setting the stage for a climactic end to one of Italy's longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice. Hours later, Cesare Battisti...

The Latest: Bolivia cops say Battisti now in Italy's custody

Jan. 13, 2019 5:25 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The latest on Italian fugitive militant Cesare Battisti, who has been detained in Bolivia (all times local): 11:20p.m. A police colonel in Bolivia says a left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder in his home country nearly three decades ago has been handed over to Italian officials...

Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

Jan. 13, 2019 12:41 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign. "This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian," Foreign...

The Latest: Canada says UN found Saudi woman faced danger

Jan. 12, 2019 3:10 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees found that a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse was in a dangerous situation and that...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Jan. 11, 2019 11:19 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She fled her...

The Latest: Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

Jan. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will grant asylum to a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse. Trudeau said Friday Canada accepted the United Nations request. Earlier...