Michel Platini now a formal suspect in Swiss case

GENEVA (AP) — French soccer great Michel Platini has been formally placed under investigation in Switzerland in relation to a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. Swiss feder...

Russian cybercriminal gets 9 years for online fraud website

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Russian computer hacker who facilitated $20 million in credit card fraud and ran a sophisticated clearinghouse for international cybercriminals was sentenced Friday to nine ye...

Hong Kong pro-democracy figure steps back from politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Hong Kong chief secretary and a strong supporter of democracy, Anson Chan (陳方安生), announced Friday (June 26) her intention to step back from "civic and politic...

Canada's Trudeau rules out releasing Huawei tech executive

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday ruled out releasing a top Chinese tech executive in an attempt to win the release of two Canadians detained by Beijing. ...

WikiLeaks founder Assange faces new indictment in US

The Justice Department says a federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that does not include new charges but broadens the scope of conduct that the gov...

Extradition hearings for Huawei CFO to run into next year

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday approved a schedule for the U.S. extradition case against a senior Huawei executive that would see hearings run into ne...

China to Canada PM: Stop 'irresponsible remarks' on spy case

BEIJING (AP) — China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to “stop making irresponsible remarks” after he said Beijing's decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his country'...

New Zealand seizes $90M from Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police said Monday they have seized $90 million from Alexander Vinnik, a Russian bitcoin fraud suspect who is in French custody but is also wanted in the Uni...

Taiwan high on list of countries Trump considering abandoning: Bolton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his bombshell book, former National Security Advisor John Bolton writes that Taiwan is high on President Trump's list of countries to abandon. In his 577-page me...

No mention of Hong Kong security law as China closes meeting

BEIJING (AP) — The body that handles most lawmaking for China’s top legislative body closed its latest meeting Saturday with no word on whether it had passed a highly controversial national security l...

AP Interview: Martin Lee sees end of the Hong Kong he knows

HONG KONG (AP) — The man nicknamed Hong Kong’s “Father of Democracy” said that Beijing is trying to take control of the semi-autonomous city with an impending national security law, but that violent p...

Man convicted of terror ties faces charges in Mumbai attacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Chicago businessman who spent more than 10 years in prison for supporting terrorist groups has been arrested in Los Angeles to face charges in India for attacks in Mumbai in 2008 ...

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Iranian ex-judge dies in Romania, falls from hotel window

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Iranian judge sought by his country to face corruption charges died Friday after a fall in a hotel in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, the head of the Iranian poli...

China charges 2 Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors charged two detained Canadians with spying Friday in an apparent bid to step up pressure on Canada to drop a U.S. extradition request for a Huawei executive under ho...