Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter's source to Malta - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter's source to Malta

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's Supreme Court has rejected a second bid by Malta for the extradition of a Russian whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places.

Thursday's ruling upheld an earlier decision in April by a lower court, which had judged the Maltese extradition request bid vague and irregular.

The island nation had wanted to arrest former bank employee Maria Efimova for allegedly providing false evidence that could lead to another's conviction, making false accusations to authorities and theft.

Efimova, 35, had helped Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a targeted car bombing on Oct. 16. Three Maltese men have been ordered to stand trial for her slaying.

Efimova surrendered to police in Athens in March, citing fears for her life. She is now free.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • The Latest: More than 210 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

    The Latest: More than 210 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:20:10 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:22:45 GMT
    (Kyodo News via AP). Smoke rises from a house blaze in Takatsuki, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018.  A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and...(Kyodo News via AP). Smoke rises from a house blaze in Takatsuki, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and...
    Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an earthquake in western Japan.
    Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an earthquake in western Japan.
  • Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

    Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:29:52 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:22:42 GMT
    (Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018.  A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...(Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...

    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.

    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.

  • Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

    Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:10:09 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:22:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). President Elect Ivan Duque shakes hands with supporters after his victory in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota ma...(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). President Elect Ivan Duque shakes hands with supporters after his victory in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota ma...
    Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque is appealing for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook the country's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the...
    Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque is appealing for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook the country's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation's peace process.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:40:11 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:21:30 GMT
    Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy. (Source: CNN)Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy. (Source: CNN)

    Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage.

    Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage.

  • 5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

    5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:39:41 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:21:08 GMT
    A sheriff says at least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.
    A sheriff says at least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.
  • 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:29:36 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:20:38 GMT
    (Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.(Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

Powered by Frankly