Embassies

May 03, 2019 - 6:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's embassy in the United States says its diplomats have visited the gun-rights activist who was sentenced to prison last week for being an unregistered agent of Russia. In a Facebook statement on Friday, the embassy said Maria Butina is "bearing the burdens of imprisonment...
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A supporter of Julian Assange, with a poster of the WikiLeaks founder, joins other protesters to block a major road in front of Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, May 2, 2019. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing court over a U.S. request to extradite him for alleged computer hacking. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 03, 2019 - 6:30 am
LONDON (AP) — A panel of legal experts affiliated with the United Nations has criticized the 50-week sentence a British judge imposed on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for jumping bail. The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Friday that Assange's punishment was "disproportionate" for his "...
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Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez walks to gate of the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas to speak with the press, in Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019. López said he expects that the country's military will step up to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro despite setbacks. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 03, 2019 - 5:43 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Spain's acting foreign minister said Friday that a Venezuelan anti-government activist is a guest at the Spanish Embassy in Caracas, which can't be turned into a center of political activities. Leopoldo López, a prominent opponent of President Nicolás Maduro, spoke with reporters...
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Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell, speaks during a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil, at the Lebanese foreign ministry in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, May 3, 2019. Spain's acting foreign minister says a Venezuelan anti-government activist is a guest at the Spanish embassy in Caracas which can't be turned into a center of political activities. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
May 03, 2019 - 5:18 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Venezuela's ambassador in Madrid is rebuking the Spanish government for allowing a leading opponent of President Nicolás Maduro to speak out from his refuge at the Spanish Embassy in Caracas. Opposition...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong leaves Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. A Vietnamese embassy translator says the Vietnamese woman who was tried for the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader has been released from a Malaysian prison. Maridam Yacfar told reporters at the prison Friday, May 3, 2019, that Doan Thi Huong looked "happy" but couldn't give further details. Huong's lawyers have said she is expected to be taken to the immigration office before flying back to Hanoi later Friday.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
May 02, 2019 - 6:25 pm
KAJANG, Malaysia (AP) — The Vietnamese woman who was tried for the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was released Friday from a Malaysian prison and due to fly back to Hanoi later in the day, her lawyer and an embassy translator said. Doan Thi Huong's release likely...
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for breaching his bail after going into hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 02, 2019 - 12:47 am
LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange is facing a court hearing over a U.S. request to extradite him for alleged computer hacking. Assange is expected to appear by video link from prison for Thursday's hearing at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court. The 47-year-old Australian is...
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An opponent to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro carrying a Venezuelan flag covers his face amid tear gas fired by soldiers loyal to Maduro during an attempted military uprising to oust Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez took to the streets with a small contingent of armed troops early Tuesday in a call for the military to rise up and oust Maduro. (AP Photo/Boris Vergara)
May 01, 2019 - 4:22 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:50 a.m. Spain's government has confirmed that Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo López is at the Spanish Embassy in Caracas following an attempted military uprising on Tuesday that aimed to overthrow...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange looks out from the balcony while claiming political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange was arrested by British police April 11, 2019, after his asylum was withdrawn by the embassy, and he is set to appear in court Wednesday May 1, 2019, to be sentenced for jumping British bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
May 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. Judge Deborah Taylor said it was hard to imagine a more serious version of the offense as she gave the 47-year-old...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures to supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been in self imposed exile since 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
May 01, 2019 - 3:48 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A British judge has sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in 2012. Judge Deborah Taylor said Wednesday that Assange merited near the maximum...
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Venezuela's opposition leader and self proclaimed president Juan Guaido talks to an Army officer outside La Carlota air base in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Guaido took to the streets with a small contingent of armed soldiers and detained activist Leopoldo Lopez calling for a military uprising. (AP Photo/Boris Vergara)
April 30, 2019 - 9:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — He called it the moment for Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy once and for all. But as the hours dragged on, opposition leader Juan Guaidó stood alone on a highway overpass with the same small cadre of soldiers with whom he launched a bold effort to spark a military...
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