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Spanish court rules to extradite broker to Venezuela

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<p>MADRID &mdash; Spain's National Court has approved the extradition of a financial broker wanted in Venezuela on charges of fraud and embezzlement of funds.</p> ...

Algeria orders investigation into student police abuse claim

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ALGIERS, Algeria — In an unprecedent move, the prosecutor's office in the Algerian capital has ordered a preliminary investigation into torture and sexual abuse...

Court rules against Arkansas’ Israel boycott pledge law

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<p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &mdash; A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Arkansas' law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel is...

Hong Kong denies bail for opposition publisher Jimmy Lai

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HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court on Tuesday denied bail for government critic and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai who is facing charges under...

Syrian who fled to Germany 5 years ago runs for parliament

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BERLIN — Five years ago, Tareq Alaows crossed the Mediterranean in a flimsy rubber dinghy and trekked north through the Balkans toward Germany, fleeing...

Police ‘unlawful assembly’ powers come under fire in Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. — As racial injustice protesters swarmed the streets of Portland, Oregon, day after day last year, a voice would come over a...

EXPLAINER: Why impeachment evidence tested TV’s standards

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<p>NEW YORK &mdash; All the words abounded — the ones that you're not supposed to hear on broadcast television or, for that matter, in...

Case nixed against protester accused of causing hearing loss

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CLEVELAND — An assault charge was dropped against one of two people accused of causing permanent hearing loss to a Cleveland restaurant employee while...