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China backs Hong Kong chief, slams protesters for violence

China’s government strongly backed Hong Kong’s embattled administration Tuesday, saying pro-democracy protesters who occupied and vandalized the city’s legislature committed “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order.


Hong Kong protests flare anew after demands unmet

More than 1,000 protesters blocked Hong Kong police headquarters into the night Friday, while others took over major streets as the tumult over the city’s future showed no signs of …


Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of …


Hong Kong on edge as pressure grows to delay fugitive bill

Pressure on Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has been mounting, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people …


US extradition case against Assange set for next year

A British court has set a date early next year for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face a U.S. extradition attempt over his role in revealing classified government and military …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Police, protesters face off ahead of Hong Kong law debate

Opponents of legislation in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China gathered outside the Legislative Council on Tuesday night ahead of a day of …


Extradition bill pushes Hong Kong to a political crisis

A highly controversial legislative measure in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China has pushed the former British colony to its biggest political crisis …


Swedish court rules not to extradite Assange for rape probe

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a …


China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China demanded Tuesday that the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely …


Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped extradition requests for six politicians wanted on rebellion charges for their roles in promoting independence for Spain’s Catalonia region, including former regional …


Spain: HSBC whistleblower released pending extradition case

Spanish authorities temporarily released a whistleblower in a major banking tax evasion scandal Thursday while a judge decides whether to extradite him to Switzerland, where he faces a 5-year prison …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

Putin: Russia will ‘never’ extradite citizens accused by U.S.

Russia will “never” extradite any of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for election-meddling, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, even as he insisted they didn’t act on behalf …


Turkey formally requests Syrian Kurdish leader’s extradition

Turkey has submitted documents to the Czech authorities formally requesting the extradition of the former leader of a Syrian Kurdish party, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Monday.


Alleged UK hacker wins appeal against U.S. extradition

An alleged computer hacker from Britain won his appeal Monday against extradition to the United States.


Catalonia: Four kept in jail, Brussels extradition hearing set

A Spanish judge on Monday ordered that four prominent members of the Catalan independence movement should remain in custody, including the No. 2 of the ousted regional government, who will …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Lewiston police: Double-homicide case at standstill

Double-homicide suspect Richard Carlin could remain in Oregon fighting extradition anywhere from two weeks to two months.


Prague appeals court allows Russian hacker extradition to U.S.

A Prague appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited to the United …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

Catalan rebels to campaign from Belgium amid extradition

A court in Belgium on Friday pushed back the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four allies until at least Dec. 4, likely keeping the secessionist rebels in …


Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by U.S., Russia

Russian authorities are fighting the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker from Spain to the United States, the suspect’s lawyer said Friday, in the latest move by Moscow to block …


Suspect in Idaho killing extradited from New York

A 61-year-old man charged in the killing of an 18-year-old Boise woman has been extradited from New York to Idaho.


Poland’s top court upholds refusal to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski

Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that the country would refuse to detain and extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S.


Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to U.S.

Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.


‘El Chapo’ extradition approved by second Mexican judge

A second Mexican judge has ruled that the extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.


Man arrested in connection with body found near Hauser Lake

Spokane police arrested a man last week and extradited him to Idaho, where he is accused of having a connection to the suspicious death of a woman whose body was …


Suspected Moscow shooter pleads not guilty to eluding charge

COLFAX – A man suspected of fatally shooting three people – including his mother – before leading authorities on a high-speed chase is fighting extradition back to Idaho. John Lee’s …


Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 …


Spokane child molestation suspect arrested in Republic of Georgia

A global search led the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Republic of Georgia, where they found a Spokane man wanted on felony charges of child molestation.


NH couple charged in boy burning case due in court

PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities will know soon whether a fugitive couple charged in connection with the beating and burning of the woman’s 3-year-old son will waive extradition …


Ex-wife: Kidnapping suspect might have ‘snapped’

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl is a talented photographer and graphic designer who is a good father to his …


Ex-wife: Kidnapping suspect might have ‘snapped’

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl is a talented photographer and graphic designer who is also a good father to …