Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Ex-CIA agent headed to prison in Italy

A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, her attorney said Tuesday. Police took Sabrina de Sousa to a Portuguese jail where she is awaiting extradition, her Portuguese attorney, Manuel Magalhaes e Silva, said.

Austrian court OKs extradition of Ukrainian to U.S. * An Austrian court approved Tuesday the extradition to the United States on corruption charges of a Ukrainian oligarch with ties to a senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump. Dmytro Firtash, who made a fortune as a middleman in Ukraine's rough-and-tumble gas industry, has been indicted by U.S. prosecutors who say he bribed Indian officials to get a titanium deal. The final decision to send Firtash to the United States will be made by the Austrian Ministry of Justice.

Ukraine seeks new sanctions after passport flap * Ukraine's president called Tuesday for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, while the Kremlin accused Ukraine of denying vital documents to people in the rebel regions. The Kremlin said its decision is a "humanitarian" move to help residents of rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine who are suffering from a blockade by Ukrainian nationalists, and says that doesn't amount to recognizing the rebel regions. The United States rejected the move, calling the passports "illegitimate." In Washington, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Russia's action "undermines efforts to bring peace to eastern Ukraine."

Police in N. Ireland find weapons cache * Northern Ireland police say they have seized five pipe bombs and ammunition belonging to an Irish Republican Army splinter group that was supposed to have disarmed in support of the region's peace process. …

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