US Asks France to Extradite Anti-Abortion Extremist
The United States has submitted a request to France’s Justice Ministry for the extradition of James Charles Kopp, the anti-abortion extremist charged with the 1998 assassination of obstetrician and abortion provider Barnett A. Slepian. Kopp faces state and federal charges of murder as well as penalties for violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act for using deadly force against a reproductive health care provider. A court in northwestern France now has three months to decide whether Kopp will be extradited.
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .