US charges ex-Guatemala economy chief with money laundering

MIAMI (AP) — United States prosecutors charged a former Guatemala economy minister Wednesday in a purported money laundering conspiracy that allegedly took drug proceeds and converted them into bribes...

China accuses US of harassing Chinese students, researchers

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the United States of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining” Chinese students and researchers in the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesperso...

Child rape charges refiled against Mexican megachurch leader

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Wednesday charged the leader of a Mexican megachurch with child rape and human trafficking, months after a court dismissed the previous allegations because of prosecut...

Chinese scientist arrested after seeking medical care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud after U.S. authorities said she concealed her military ties was arrested after she left the Chinese consulate in San Francisco to seek ...

Philippine police capture country’s most-wanted fugitive

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police said Thursday they have captured the country’s most-wanted fugitive, a former lawmaker who was convicted years ago of corruption and murdering his wife. ...

Kenyan man wanted in the US for poaching arrested at airport

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities said Wednesday they have arrested a man wanted in the U.S. for allegedly conspiring to sell 10 tons of elephant ivory and more than 400 pounds of rhinoceros ho...

2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape say they won't flee US

A U.S. magistrate judge improperly denied release to a father and son wanted by Japan on charges that they helped sneak former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of that country, their attorne...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib convicted of 7 graft charges over 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court pronounced former Prime Minister Najib Razak guilty Tuesday in his first corruption trial over the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB investm...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib arrives in court for graft verdict

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at court Tuesday for a verdict in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the ...

Graft verdict for Malaysia ex-leader a test of rule of law

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After years of insisting on his innocence, former Malaysian leader Najib Razak learns his fate this week in his first corruption trial linked to one of the world’s bigges...

Chinese researcher charged with US visa fraud is in custody

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Chinese researcher accused of concealing her ties to the Chinese military on a visa application she submitted so she could work in the U.S. was booked Friday into a Northern Cal...

Bali police arrest American wanted in investment fraud

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities on the Indonesian resort island of Bali have arrested an American fugitive accused of investment fraud in the United States involving hundreds of thousands of do...

California men charged with $10M worldwide fraud scheme

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three California men were charged with running a phony securities scheme that defrauded investors around the world out of more than $10 million, authorities said Thursday. ...

US Marshals: 'Fugitive of week' found asleep on porch

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A “fugitive of the week" sought by the U.S. Marshals Service was found sleeping on a porch in New Hampshire, authorities said Wednesday. John Cathcart, 55, was ...

Germany: Black Forest fugitive had no support during manhunt

BERLIN (AP) — A man arrested following a five-day manhunt in Germany's Black Forest that started when he disarmed four officers at gunpoint appears to have had no support from anyone else during his t...