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Ecuadorian court revokes citizenship for Julian Assange

Jul. 27, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is currently in a British prison. Ecuador’s justice system formally notified the Australian of the nullity of his naturalization in a letter that came in response...

Report: UK military failing to protect women from abuse

Jul. 25, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Around two-thirds of female veterans in the British armed forces have experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination in their careers, a parliamentary report said Sunday. The report also said that women who reported serious sexual offences are...

US seeks to drop Chinese researcher's visa fraud case

Jul. 23, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors sought Thursday to drop their case against a Chinese researcher accused of concealing her ties to the Chinese military on a visa application so she could work in the U.S. In documents filed in federal court in Sacramento,...

Families lay to rest loved ones after deadly Baghdad blast

Jul. 20, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Families laid to rest loved ones Tuesday who were killed in a deadly bombing that claimed at least 30 lives just hours earlier in a busy market in Iraq's capital. Coffins were carried by relatives and placed on minibuses that transported them for burial....

In step to shut Guantanamo, Biden transfers Moroccan home

Jul. 19, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for terror suspects Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who'd been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facility 19...

Probe: Journalists, activists among firm's spyware targets

Jul. 18, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and...

Dutch court: Syrian guilty of war crime in prisoner shooting

Jul. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted a Syrian man Friday of committing a war crime in his country for his role in the 2012 summary execution of a prisoner. The court sentenced the man to 20 years in prison. The case marked the first time a Dutch court...

Israel bars jailed Palestinian from daughter's funeral

Jul. 13, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel refused to let a prominent jailed Palestinian lawmaker attend her daughter's funeral on Tuesday, despite a campaign by activists and human rights groups for her to be released on humanitarian grounds. Khalida Jarrar, 58, a leading...

Lawyers: Myanmar's Suu Kyi to face more corruption charges

Jul. 12, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Lawyers for ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday they have been informed by the military-installed government that four new charges of corruption have been filed against her. The military overthrew Suu Kyi’s elected government in February...

Two Jordanians sentenced to 15 years over alleged royal plot

Jul. 12, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian state security court on Monday sentenced two former officials to serve 15 years in prison over an alleged plot against the Western-allied monarchy involving the half-brother of King Abdullah II. Bassem Awadallah, who has U.S....