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Indonesia, Singapore sign key defense, extradition treaties

Jan. 25, 2022 04:55 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Singapore on Tuesday signed a series of key defense and diplomatic agreements that appeared to mark a turning point in relations between the Southeast Asian neighbors. The agreement on defense cooperation — along with separate treaties on...

Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition

Jan. 24, 2022 09:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won the first stage of his effort to overturn a U.K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges. The High Court in London gave Assange permission to appeal the case to the U.K....

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted an appeal in UK in his bid to avoid extradition to US

Jan. 24, 2022 06:04 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted an appeal in UK in his bid to avoid extradition to US.

UK court to rule on Assange bid to prevent US extradition

Jan. 24, 2022 02:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s High Court is set to rule Monday on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can take his fight against U.S. extradition to the U.K. Supreme Court. The decision is the latest step in Assange’s long battle to avoid being sent to the United States to face...

US man accused of faking death to avoid charges jailed in UK

Jan. 21, 2022 15:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An American man who authorities say faked his own death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud before fleeing to Scotland was jailed Friday after he failed to show up for an extradition hearing. Nicholas Alahverdian, who has used a number of aliases...

US fugitive who faked death, skipped UK court date arrested

Jan. 20, 2022 16:28 PM EST

A Rhode Island man who authorities say fled the U.S. and faked his death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested after skipping his court date in Scotland, police said Thursday. Police Scotland said officers arrested Nicholas Alahverdian in the Woodlands...

Suspect in Haiti president’s assassination extradited to US

Jan. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. authorities said Wednesday that a businessman accused in the July 7 killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was extradited to face criminal charges in Miami after he was detained in the Dominican Republic. “We can confirm Rodolphe Jaar is in U.S. custody in...

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard denied bail in Toronto

Jan. 19, 2022 12:24 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been denied bail and will be detained in Toronto as he awaits trial on charges in Canada. Nygard is charged with six counts of sexual assault and three counts of forcible confinement, which Toronto police have said relate to...

Officials: US fugitive faked death, found in UK with COVID

Jan. 14, 2022 17:17 PM EST

A Rhode Island man who is believed to have fled the U.S. and faked his own death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested in Scotland after being hospitalized with COVID-19, authorities said. Nicholas Alahverdian, 34, who has been a vocal critic of Rhode...

Russian national named in $82M hacking scheme denied bail

Jan. 05, 2022 15:43 PM EST

A Russian millionaire who U.S. authorities allege participated in a scheme to steal information on computer networks and use it for insider trading, illegally bringing in tens of millions of dollars, was denied bail Wednesday. Vladislav Klyushin, 41, who works for an information...