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Australia PM backs parliament motion calling for Julian Assange's release

SYDNEY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese voted in favour of a motion in parliament's lower house calling for the return of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange t...

Hong Kong: China 'anxious' as world watches Jimmy Lai trial

The long-awaited trial of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai began on Monday morning, with a significant police presence deployed outside the courthouse. Dozens of people queued up for the hearing; som...

Decoding China: How Agnes Chow became an enemy of the state

John Lee, Hong Kong's chief executive, served as a police officer in the city for over three decades before entering into politics. During his various stints as a senior official in charge of the ...

Sweden welcomes Turkey ratifying NATO membership bid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially submitted Sweden's NATO membership application to parliament, with the legislature receiving the request on Monday. "Sweden's NATO membe...

Brussels attack: Two charged over suspected terror group

French anti-terrorism prosecutors said Tuesday two men believed to have links with the gunman who carried out last week's deadly attack on Swedish football fans in Brussels have been charged in Pa...

Belgian minister quits over failure to extradite Tunisian gunman

Belgian Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne announced his resignation on Friday after revealing that authorities failed to extradite a Tunisian national who killed two football fans on Monday. ...

'Not against Ukraine': Russian deserters tell their story

Munich's Oktoberfest was in full swing when we met Vasiliy, which is not his real name, in a calm park on the outskirts of the Bavarian city in southern Germany. He had been in Germany barely a mo...

Former fashion mogul pleads not guilty in Canadian sex-assault trial

TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard pleaded not guilty Thursday to all charges against him in his Toronto sexual assault case, as jury selection for his trial got underway. ...

Hearings in $1 billion lawsuit filed by auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn against Nissan start in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — Hearings in the $1 billion lawsuit filed by auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn against Nissan and other defendants started in Beirut on Monday with lawyers of both sides meeting the judge in charg...

‘El Chapo’ son Ovidio Guzmán López pleads not guilty to US drug and money laundering charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Ovidio Guzmán López, a son of former Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, pleaded not guilty in Chicago on Monday to U.S. drug trafficking, money laundering and other charge...

US: Mexico extradites Ovidio Guzmán López, son of Sinaloa cartel leader 'El Chapo,' to United States

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico extradited Ovidio Guzmán López, a son of former Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, to the United States on Friday to face drug trafficking, money laundering and...

Laos deports human rights lawyer who was fleeing state pressure back to China

BEIJING (AP) — A human rights lawyer who was arrested in neighboring Laos has been deported back to China, his attorney said, despite pleas from rights groups and United Nations experts for his releas...

Australia to toughen restrictions on ex-service personnel who would train foreign militaries

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has proposed tougher restrictions on former defense military personnel who want to train foreign militaries as the nation prepares to share nuclear...

Prosecutors drop charges against Bijan Kian, a onetime business partner of Michael Flynn

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday dropped charges against Bijan Kian, a onetime business partner of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn who had been accused of acting a...

Dutch court sentences ex-Pakistani cricketer to 12 years over reward for death of far-right lawmaker

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Monday sentenced a former Pakistani cricketer to 12 years in prison over allegations that he had offered a reward for the death of firebrand anti-Islam D...