Mexican extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to U.S.

Jan 20, 2017

Mexican extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to U.S.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious cartel kingpin, who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country’s most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges. Mexico’s Foreign Relations ...

Obama planning more commutations but Guantanamo inmate not among them

Jan 19, 2017

Obama planning more commutations but Guantanamo inmate not among them

Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Obama became the president to have granted more commutations than any other ...

Hiroshima mayor sends letter of thanks to Obama

Jan 18, 2017

Hiroshima mayor sends letter of thanks to Obama

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said Wednesday that he has sent a letter to outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama to thank him for his visit to the atomic-bombed city last year. With the trip on May 27, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to ...

Jan 18, 2017

Russia extends residence permit for Snowden

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a post on Facebook late on Tuesday that Snowden’s residence permit has ...