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US seeks to limit damage from Texas execution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is working to limit the diplomatic fallout after Texas executed a Mexican national over Washington’s objections that it violated U.S. treaty obligations and put U.S. citizens abroad at risk. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “quite disappointed” on Thursday after Texas went ahead with…

Texas executes Mexican citizen despite protests

Texas carried out the controversial execution of a Mexican national who was denied his consular rights, ignoring calls for a reprieve from the White House and the Mexican government. Humberto Leal Garcia, 38, is one of at least 51 Mexicans on US death rows who were not informed after their…

Texas plans controversial execution of Mexican

WASHINGTON — The state of Texas appeared set to push forward with the controversial execution of a Mexican national Thursday despite calls for a reprieve from the White House and the Mexican government. Humberto Leal Garcia, 38, was scheduled to die at 6:00 pm (2300 GMT) in a Huntsville, Texas…

UN agency calls on Rick Perry to commute death sentence of Mexican man

GENEVA — The UN human rights office called Friday on the US state of Texas to spare the life of a Mexican death row inmate convicted of rape and murder, as there were questions about whether he had a fair trial. Humberto Leal Garcia, 38, is scheduled to die in…

Egypt questions suspected Israeli spy

CAIRO — Egypt’s state security prosecution on Monday began questioning an Israeli man suspected of spying for the Mossad intelligence agency, state television reported. Ilan Grapel was detained on Sunday from a Cairo hotel and ordered to be held for 15 days pending investigation. The US embassy in Cairo confirmed…

Three Americans arrested in Syria

WASHINGTON – Three Americans have been arrested in Damascus in recent days, and two are still being held, the US State Department said Tuesday, amid two weeks of unprecedented dissent in Syria. “We can confirm the recent arrest of three American citizens in Damascus and one of whom has subsequently…

US to begin evacuating Americans from Egypt

WASHINGTON – The United States plans to begin evacuating thousands of Americans from Egypt on Monday aboard government-arranged chartered planes, a senior official said. “US citizens in Egypt should consider leaving as soon as they can do so,” Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs told reporters in a conference call.…

US ‘non-emergency’ embassy staff must leave Ivory Coast, State Department orders

WASHINGTON – The United States on Sunday ordered non-emergency staff to leave Ivory Coast and warned Americans not to travel to the West African country, which is in the grip of growing post-election violence. The US State Department also ordered relatives of its staffers to leave Ivory Coast, where at…

Australia vows to back Assange

SYDNEY — Australian diplomats will support detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd vowed Wednesday, even after Assange accused Canberra of “disgraceful pandering” to his foes. Australia’s consul-general to Britain has already spoken to Assange, arrested in London Tuesday on a warrant seeking his extradition to Sweden on…

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