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Israeli court OKs evaluation of Australia sex crimes suspect

Dec. 3, 2019 10:47 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a former educator accused of sexually abusing students in Australia, paving the way for a new psychiatric evaluation to determine her fitness to stand trial for extradition. Australia wants Malka Leifer extradited to face 74 charges of...

Prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect leave the country

Dec. 2, 2019 10:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia deliberately allowed a suspect in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to leave the country, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, calling it a breach of a European extradition treaty. Prosecutors announced that Volodymyr Tsemakh is considered a suspect in the...

China urges rollback of US tariffs, Huawei exec’s release

Dec. 2, 2019 5:59 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry on Monday urged Canada to free an executive of telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies held for more than a year as she awaits an extradition trial. Canada arrested Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Dec. 1 at Vancouver’s...

Texas fugitive accused in son’s 2004 death extradited

Nov. 23, 2019 11:58 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas fugitive accused of starving his 2-month-old son to death 15 years ago has been extradited from Mexico to face charges. Television station KPRC reports that 36-year-old Adrian Castillo was extradited to Houston last week following his arrest in Mexico in May. Jail records show he has...

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after 9 years

Nov. 19, 2019 10:27 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made over nine years ago. Assange, who is battling an extradition attempt by the U.S. so...

Spanish court says wanted Venezuelan spy still missing

Nov. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish National Court official confirmed Monday that a former Venezuelan spymaster accused of attempting to "flood" the United States with drugs remains missing since an order for his arrest pending extradition was issued this month. The official said the order for Maj. Gen. Hugo...

Nicaraguan judge sentences man to 30 years in NY killing

Nov. 15, 2019 9:12 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Nicaraguan judge sentenced a man to 30 years behind bars in the killing of a young nursing student in upstate New York, a district attorney in the state said Friday. The trial of Orlando Tercero in the 2018 killing of Haley Anderson marked an exceedingly rare legal proceeding in which...

Spain says ex-Venezuelan spy chief wanted by US is missing

Nov. 13, 2019 6:41 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Wednesday they have been unable to locate a Venezuelan former spymaster wanted by the United States for extradition on charges of drug trafficking. Police told The Associated Press that its officers have been unable to find Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal. News website El...

Russian accused of $20M credit card fraud extradited to US

Nov. 12, 2019 5:58 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Russian accused of running a website that helped people commit more than $20 million in credit-card fraud has been extradited to Virginia to face criminal charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Aleksei Burkov made an initial appearance in Alexandria Tuesday after being extradited from...

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

Nov. 12, 2019 4:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Anguilla are preparing a warrant for the arrest of a Connecticut man who refused to return to the Caribbean island to face charges in the death of a hotel resort worker, the attorney general for the British territory said Tuesday. Attorneys for Scott Hapgood, of Darien,...