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Posted: February 18, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Technically, there is no connection between asylum and the fact he committed a crime to come here. But I think his chances are not very high.” Olivier Jornot, a Geneva prosecutor, on the Ethiopian co-pilot who is to be charged with taking hostages after hijacking the plane he was helping fly to seek asylum in Switzerland

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Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks own jet

Police stand on the stairs after passengers were evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane on the airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.The  aircraft traveling from Addis Abeda, Ethiopia, to Rome, Italy, has landed at Geneva's international airport early Monday morning. Swiss authorities have arrested the co-pilot.  (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

GENEVA — The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet en route to Rome from Ethiopia seized control of ... Read »

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N. Korea’s Kim faces trial chance, U.N. says

Retired Australian judge Michael Kirby, chairperson of the commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, shows the commission's report during a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. A U.N. panel has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation. Kirby told the leader in a letter accompanying a yearlong investigative report on North Korea that international prosecution is needed "to render accountable all those, including possibly yourself, who may be responsible for crimes against humanity." (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

GENEVA — A United Nations panel has served notice to Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, that he will potent... Read »