Bulgaria – Bulgarian authorities have detained a former Kosovo prime minister on an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol, and...
Bulgaria – Bulgarian authorities have detained a former Kosovo prime minister on an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol, and Serbia sought his extradition on Wednesday.
Agim Ceku, the prime minister of Kosovo between 2006 and 2008, was taken into custody at Serbia's request at the Gyueshevo border checkpoint while entering Bulgaria from Macedonia late Tuesday, police said.
Ceku, 48, is wanted for war crimes allegedly committed during the 1998-1999 fighting in Kosovo, when he was military chief of the chief of the Kosovo Liberation Army, made up of ethnic Albanian guerrillas.
Ceku was traveling to Bulgaria, to lobby for NATO membership, former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Pasi told reporters.
KHARTOUM, Sudan – A Sudanese court convicted five people Wednesday in the slaying of an American diplomat last year and sentenced four of them to death.
Gunmen firing from a car killed John Granville and his Sudanese driver on Jan. 1, 2008, as he was returning home from a New Year's party in Khartoum, Sudan's capital.
Four of the defendants were convicted of murder, possession of firearms and other charges and sentenced to death. A fifth was convicted of lesser charges and sentenced to two years in prison.
The prosecutor in the case said during the trial that the five men acted out of "religious zeal".
The shooting came a day after former President George W. Bush signed legislation to allow states and local governments to cut investment ties with Sudan because of the fighting in Darfur.
LONDON – A British woman with a prosthetic arm has filed a discrimination claim against Abercrombie & Fitch Co., alleging the US retailer made her work in the stockroom because she didn't conform to its "look policy."
Riam Dean is seeking up to $41,000in damages at an employment tribunal.
LA PAZ, Bolivia – Eight men from a Mennonite farming community in eastern Bolivia have been accused of raping dozens of females at the settlement, indicating at least one victim was an underage girl.
Prosecutor Freddy Perez told teh press the suspects range in age from 18 to 41. The men were arrested Monday.