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Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Lawmakers urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is also wanted in the United States.
Pascoe Vale Hakeem al-Arabi

Hakeem Al-Araibi returns to Australia from Thailand after detention

Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi has returned home to a celebrity welcome in Australia hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted.
Canada's Ambassador to China John McCallum

Canada’s envoy to China forced to resign over Huawei remarks

Canada’s ambassador to China John McCallum has resigned at the request of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, abruptly ending his diplomatic career.
Enes Kanter has refused to travel to London ofter saying he fears assassination. David Zalubowski-AP

Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks’ Enes Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for New York Knicks centre Enes Kanter on accusations he is part of a "terrorist" organisation, according to a news report.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun

Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun who fled ‘abusive’ family given UN refugee status

A Saudi teenager who fled from her "abusive" family has been declared a legitimate refugee by the United Nations, the Australian government has said.
Meng Wanzhou

Canadian court releases Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou on bail

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, faces US accusations that she misled multinational banks about the company's business dealings in Iran, putting the lenders at risk of violating Washington's sanctions.
Meng Wanzhou's arrest has stirred new tensions between the US and China and roiled markets [Alexander Bibik-Reuters]

Huawei chief Meng Wanzhou cites health issues in Canada bail request

Huawei chief Meng Wanzhou argues in released court documents that she should be released on bail from Canadian jail while waiting possible extradition to the United States
Huawei Meng Wanzhou

China summons US ambassador over arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

China summons US ambassador Terry Branstad to protest “extremely bad” arrest of telecom giant Huawei’s chief Meng Wanzhou in Canada
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during the second day of the 14th Manama Dialogue, Security Summit in Manama, Bahrain. Hamad l Mohammed - Reuters

Adel al Jubeir: Global outcry over Jamal Khashoggi killing ‘hysterical’

The international outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has become "hysterical", a top Saudi official has said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Adel al-Jubeir: Jamal Khashoggi killers ‘will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia’

Saudi Arabia will prosecute the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh’s foreign minister said Saturday in response to a call by Turkey for their extradition.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (pic) attributed the arrest of Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to the 'violation of Chinese laws', without further explanation. – EPA pic, February 6, 2018.

China asks Sweden to extradite wanted man

China has asked Sweden to extradite a man who is being held near Stockholm on suspicion of gross fraud and embezzlement, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said on Friday.
Colombia Congress

Ex-FARC rebels sworn into Colombia’s Congress

Colombia's former FARC rebels have taken their seats in Congress as part of a peace deal after more than five decades of war against the government.
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194 countries ratify treaty against illicit tobacco trade

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) announced that with the ratification of the UK, the necessary number of parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products has been reached for its enter into force in 90 days.

Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont set for bail in Germany

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is set to walk out of a German jail on Friday, after judges refused his extradition to Spain for alleged rebellion and ordered him freed on bail pending a ruling on a lesser corruption charge.

Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont in German court as arrest ignites protests

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear in court Monday following his arrest in Germany which triggered a wave of protests in Catalonia where thousands of separatists faced off with police.

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