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Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei leaves her home in Vancouver, Monday, January, 20, 2020. A court hearing begins today in Vancouver over the American request to extradite an executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Extradition hearing begins for top Huawei exec in Canada

Jan. 20, 2020 8:39 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom M onday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between...

FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at her home after a court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia. The first stage of her extradition hearing begins Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated Beijing, set off a diplomatic furor and raised fears of a brewing tech war between China and the United States. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File )

AP Explains: CFO of China's Huawei facing extradition to US

Jan. 19, 2020 11:16 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — An extradition hearing begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom for Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company's founder. Canada arrested Meng while she was changing planes at Vancouver's airport in late 2018. The U.S. wants her extradited to face fraud charges. Her arrest...

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who is out on bail and remains under partial house arrest after she was detained last year at the behest of American authorities, leaves B.C. Supreme Court following a case management hearing, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada

Jan. 17, 2020 5:12 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Defense lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S. because her actions would not be considered crimes under Canadian law. The extradition hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is scheduled to...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2019, file photo, protesters surround banners that read:

Protests take toll on Hong Kong tourism

Jan. 15, 2020 6:55 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Visitor numbers to Hong Kong fell by nearly 40% in the second half of last year amid clashes between police and anti-government protesters. The Hong Kong Tourism Board said Wednesday that the numbers of those visiting the Asian financial hub started to drop off in July as protests against...

ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía del 27 de febrero de 2018 la australiana Malka Leifer (derecha) es llevada a una corte en Jerusalén. (AP Foto/Mahmoud Illean, Archivo)

Israel extradition of Australia sex-abuse suspect hits delay

Jan. 14, 2020 2:12 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court on Tuesday said it would allow defense attorneys for a woman facing dozens of sexual abuse charges in Australia to review a psychiatrists' ruling that she is fit to stand trial for extradition. The ruling is likely to further drag out a case that already has lingered for...

Protesters hold banners outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, where Julian Assange is due to appear, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Protesters will be insisting that Assange should not be extradited to the US for his reporting of the Iraq and Afghanistan war. They insist he will not face a fair trial in the United States where the charges against him could result in imprisonment for 175 years. Assange will be transported from Belmarsh high-security prison. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

WikiLeaks' Assange in UK court fighting extradition to USA

Jan. 13, 2020 8:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a brief court appearance Monday in his bid to prevent extradition to the United States to face serious espionage charges. He and his lawyers complained they weren't being given enough time to meet to plan their battle against U.S. prosecutors seeking to...

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. An Israeli psychiatric panel has determined that Leifer facing dozens of sex-abuse charges in Australia is fit to stand trial for extradition, the Justice Ministry confirmed Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The decision is a major breakthrough in a years-old case that has strained relations between Israel and Australia and upset many members of Australia's Jewish community. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Israel to speed up extradition of woman in sex-abuse case

Jan. 13, 2020 6:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials are seeking to expedite an extradition hearing for a woman facing dozens of sexual-abuse charges in Australia after a psychiatric panel concluded she had lied about suffering from mental illness, the Justice Ministry announced Monday. The panel's decision last week that...

The family of Harry Dunn, from left, mother Charlotte Charles, stepfather Bruce Charles, family spokesman Radd Seiger, father Tim Dunn and stepmother Tracey Dunn speak to the media outside the Ministry Of Justice in London, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. British prosecutors have charged the wife of an American diplomat over the death of a teenage motorcyclist in a road accident. British police say Harry Dunn died when he was hit by a car driven by Anne Sacoolas, whose husband was stationed at a U.S. military base in England. Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left Britain after the crash. (David Mirzoeff/PA via AP)

UK seeks extradition of US woman over teen's death in crash

Jan. 11, 2020 5:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain has sparked a diplomatic standoff with Washington by requesting the extradition of a U.S. woman charged over a road crash that killed a U.K. teenager. The British government said late Friday it had formally asked for Anne Sacoolas to be sent to the U.K. to face a charge of causing...

In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, a man browses his smartphone outside a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing. Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies says its sales rose about 18 percent in 2019 despite U.S. pressure to restrict its business. The estimate came Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 in an annual New Year's message to employees. The letter predicts a difficult year in 2020, saying that the U.S. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Canada prosecutor says essence of Huawei CFO case is fraud

Jan. 10, 2020 7:17 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada's Department of Justice said Friday the allegation against a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request would be a crime in Canada and she should be extradited to the United States on fraud charges. Canada arrested Huawei chief financial officer...

Man accused in Bismarck death to be extradited from Michigan

Jan. 10, 2020 4:34 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man arrested in the recent shooting death of a Bismarck man waived extradition during a court appearance in Michigan on Friday and will be brought to North Dakota to face charges. Earl Howard, 41, was arrested Thursday in Michigan at the U.S.-Canada border. Howard is charged in...