US Senator Graham: Washington should get tough on China's detention of Canadians

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday the response by the United States to China detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive has not...

German rescue ship allowed in Italian waters due to weather

MILAN (AP) — The Italian Coast guard says it has permitted a vessel carrying 47 rescued migrants to enter Italian territorial waters due to bad weather conditions. The German aid gro...

Alleged cocaine smuggler appears in Australian court

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian businessman who was allegedly part of a criminal syndicate that smuggled 1.28 metric tons (1.41 U.S. tons) of cocaine inside a shipment of prefabricated steel from China ha...

Analysis: China pulling out all stops in Canada tensions

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down over the case of a Chinese te...

The Latest: China warns citizens about travel to Canada

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-Canada tensions (all times local): 7:30 p.m. China is urging its citizens to be cautious about going to Canada. ...

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

BEIJING (AP) — China is expressing "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a retrial. ...

Taiwanese woman caught smuggling 24 gerbils under skirt

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After visiting China, a Taiwanese woman was caught on Friday (Jan. 11) trying to smuggle 24 gerbils under her skirt at customs checkpoint on Taiwan's outer island of Kinmen...

Pakistan completes trial of alleged Czech drug smuggler

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has completed the trial of a Czech woman arrested last year on charges of attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi. During Tu...

Search suspended for child, suspected smuggler off Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has stopped searching for a 9-year-old Haitian child and a suspected migrant smuggler in the waters off Florida. Authorities say the child and the B...

Coast Guard continues search for missing boaters off Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its search for two people missing off a boat off Florida's Atlantic Coast. The agency said in a news release that they're looking for ...

Taiwan's beefed up NT$200,000 penalty for meat smuggling kicks in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's beefed up penalties for meat smuggling kick in today, including an NT$200,000 (NT$6,489) fine for first-time offenders and an NT$1 million fine for repeat offender...

Smuggler for Mexican drug cartel pleads guilty in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An organizer for multiple Mexican drug cartels has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in smuggling thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Mexico into the United Stat...

Review: In 'The Mule,' Clint reflects on a life on the road

Both tender apologia and vigorous justification, Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is a deeply, fascinatingly personal meditation from the 88-year-old director who, like his aged drug mule protagonist, has ...

Indian man charged in alleged human smuggling operation

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say an Indian national conspired to smuggle foreign citizens into the U.S. on commercial airline flights. An indictment unsealed Monday allege...

Cyprus sees surge in migrants crossing from breakaway north

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — On the final leg of his journey from Iraq to Europe, Hawye Rasool Saleh paid 400 euros ($457), borrowed from his best friend, to a smuggler who would help him across the cease-f...