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Ex-Marine arrested in North Korea embassy attack in Madrid

Apr. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's Embassy in Madrid was arrested in Los Angeles by U.S. authorities. Christopher Ahn, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested and charged Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The...

Venezuela's ex-spy chief arrested in Madrid on US warrant

Apr. 12, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Venezuela's longtime spy chief was arrested Friday in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a U.S. drug warrant a few weeks after he threw his support behind opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. The arrest of retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised the late leader...

Medical association blasts military's transgender policy

Apr. 11, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Trump administration regulation set to go into effect Friday bars transgender people from the military unless they "correct those deficiencies," a description the American Medical Association said Thursday is unfair and defies science.   The AMA told The Associated Press on...

N. Korea calls for investigation into Madrid embassy attack

Mar. 31, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Sunday it wants an investigation into a raid on its embassy in Spain last month, calling it a "grave terrorist attack" and an act of extortion that violates international law. The incident occurred ahead of President Donald Trump's second summit with leader Kim Jong Un in...

A look at alleged raiders of North Korean Embassy in Madrid

Mar. 28, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 10 people who allegedly raided the North Korean Embassy in Madrid last month belong to a mysterious dissident organization that styles itself as a government-in-exile dedicated to toppling the ruling Kim family dynasty in North Korea. The leader of the alleged intruders...

Spain: FBI offered data stolen in North Korean Embassy raid

Mar. 26, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued at least two international arrest warrants for members of a self-proclaimed human rights group who allegedly led a mysterious raid at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid last month and offered the FBI stolen data from the break-in. A National Court judge who lifted a secrecy...

Where's Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

Mar. 16, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn't on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls. Instead, Mick Mulvaney was in Las...

The Latest: Trump issues 1st veto, on border resolution

Mar. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting an effort by Congress to block the emergency declaration he had used to try to shake...

Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

Mar. 15, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday in a demonstration that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another...

The Latest: Senate votes to block Trump border declaration

Mar. 14, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's proposed border wall (all times local): 7:55 p.m. A dozen defecting Republicans have joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The...