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FILE - In this May 13, 2008 file photo, Colombian paramilitary warlord Salvatore Mancuso is escorted by U.S. DEA agents upon his arrival to Opa-locka, Florida. A legal battle is quietly brewing in the U.S. in 2020 over Colombia’s request that this former paramilitary warlord be sent home after completing his drug sentence in the U.S. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Warlord's release from US prison ups tension with Colombia

Aug. 12, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A last-minute battle is unfolding over the fate of a former paramilitary warlord who the Colombian government wants returned following a long drug sentence in U.S. prison. Salvatore Mancuso, the top commander of a since-disbanded group of right-wing militias, completed a 12-year cocaine...

UK lawmaker asks for virtual trial in diplomat's wife crash

Aug. 11, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. lawmaker has asked the government to hold a virtual trial for the wife of an American diplomat who left Britain after being involved in a road accident that killed a British teenager. The decision to charge Anne Sacoolas, who has claimed diplomatic immunity, has caused tensions between...

Belgian court rejects move to extradite ex-Catalan minister

Aug. 7, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian court on Friday rejected Spain’s demand to have a former high-ranking politician from the region of Catalonia extradited, in yet another set back for the country's efforts to try several officials in exile over their alleged roles in an independence referendum that Madrid...

European court adviser sides against German McCann suspect

Aug. 6, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A legal adviser to Europe's top court issued an opinion Thursday that could make it easier for Germany to keep in prison a new suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who vanished from a Portuguese resort 13 years ago. In the non-binding opinion, Advocate General...

In this photo distributed by Colombia's Attorney Generals Office, officials pose with their backs to the camera by a pool on a property allegedly belonging to Alex Saab in Barranquilla, Colombia, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Authorities seized a luxury mansion allegedly belonging to the businessman detained in Cape Verde on U.S. corruption charges related to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. (Colombia's Attorney Generals Office via AP)

Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

Aug. 4, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved the extradition to the United States of a Colombian businessman wanted on suspicion of money laundering on behalf of Venezuela's socialist government, his lawyers said Tuesday. The court made the decision to extradite...

France won't ratify Hong Kong's extradition agreement

Aug. 3, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France has decided not to ratify an extradition agreement with Hong Kong after China's central government in Beijing imposed a new national security law on the city. The French Foreign Ministry's spokesperson said in a written statement on Monday that “in light of the latest...

FILE-In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint press conference at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.” (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China condemns Germany's Hong Kong extradition suspension

Aug. 1, 2020 4:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.” Germany's foreign minister announced the suspension Friday following the disqualification of 12 pro-democracy candidates from...

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2018, file photo, then Nissan Motor Co.'s executive Greg Kelly, center, leaves Tokyo's Detention Center in Tokyo. Former Nissan executive Kelly, who was arrested in connection with the financial scandal of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn, will soon face trial in a Tokyo court. Both cases had been in limbo after Ghosn fled to Lebanon. Tokyo Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hiroshi Yamamoto said Thursday, July 30, 2020, the trial of Kelly, an American, and Nissan Motor Co., a defendant in the same trial as a company, will start Sept. 15.   (Kyodo News via AP, File)

Ghosn gone, other Nissan former executive set to face trial

Jul. 30, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly, who was arrested in connection with the financial scandal of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn, will soon face trial in a Tokyo court. Both cases had been in limbo after Ghosn fled to Lebanon. Tokyo Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hiroshi Yamamoto said Thursday the trial of...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon. Two men wanted by Japan for helping sneak Ghosn out of the country in a box are due back in front of a Boston federal judge on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, to argue for their release from jail. (Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP)

2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape say they won't flee US

Jul. 28, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

A U.S. magistrate judge improperly denied release to a father and son wanted by Japan on charges that they helped sneak former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of that country, their attorneys said Tuesday. Lawyers for Michael and Peter Taylor urged U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani to immediately...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters listens during a press conference with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne following the Australia-New Zealand Foreign Minister Consultations in Sydney. ew Zealand announced Tuesday, July 28, 2002 it will follow the lead of its intelligence allies by suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. The move comes in response to China passing a sweeping new security law for the semi-autonomous territory. Peters said the new law went against commitments China had made to the international community. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Jul. 28, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Tuesday that it will follow the lead of its intelligence allies by suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. The move comes in response to China passing a sweeping new security law for the semi-autonomous territory. New Zealand is the final...