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Syrian teen on trial in Germany over bomb plot

Cologne - A 16-year-old Syrian refugee went on trial in Germany Monday accused of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group.

'Spiderman' thief gets eight years for $100m Paris art heist

Paris - A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for one of the most daring art heists in recent years.

'Spiderman' thief gets eight years for $100m Paris art heist

Paris - A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who snatched five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday over one of the biggest art heists in recent years.

Malaysia seeks N. Korean fugitives in Kim killing

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police said Sunday they believe five North Koreans were involved in the murder of the half-brother of leader Kim Jong-Un, with four having fled the country on the day of the killing.

Arrested Samsung heir appears handcuffed for questioning

Seoul - Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning Saturday over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

Malaysia arrests North Korean over Kim Jong-Nam killing

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police said Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man over the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's brother, as relations between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur nosedived in a battle for his body.

Argentine ex-army chief held over dictatorship crimes

Buenos Aires - The commander of Argentina's armed forces from 2013 to 2015, Cesar Milani, was arrested Friday over his alleged involvement in two kidnappings during the country's brutal military dictatorship.

US tycoon Robert Durst admitted murdering friend, witness says

Los Angeles - New York property tycoon Robert Durst confessed to carrying out the murder of close friend Susan Berman, a witness testified in a Los Angeles court Thursday.

Verdict due Friday in Spanish royals' fraud trial

Madrid - Princess Cristina of Spain, the country's first royal to face criminal charges since the monarchy's 1975 restoration, will learn Friday the verdict from her trial over claims she helped her husband evade taxes.

N.Y. Attorney General warns of phony ICE agent scam

With at least the perception of mass deportations taking place, scammers have come out of the woodwork. Undocumented immigrants have been approached by fake Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE) agents who demand money to prevent their deportations.

Dominican radio murder suspect dies in police chase

Santo Domingo - A man accused of shooting dead two journalists live on air in the Dominican Republic died during a shootout with police, the authorities said Thursday, in what they called a suicide.

Italy still seeking cure for cancer of corruption

Rome - "I personally marked every note, one by one." Twenty five years have elapsed since Antonio Di Pietro's sting arrest of Socialist Party official Marco Chiesa lit the fuse on the biggest corruption scandal in Italy's history.

RCMP seeking suspect in Internet romance scam

Coquitlam - The Coquitlam detachment of the RCMP used Valentine’s Day to issue a warning about a man wanted for running an Internet romance scam. The Mounties are asking for the public's help to find the man who defrauded at least four women in the Vancouver area.

Malaysia pledges to return Kim half-brother's body after autopsy

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia will return the body of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, the country's deputy prime minister said Thursday, as police probing the airport assassination quizzed three suspects.

Jury out in corruption trial of Hong Kong ex-leader

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang will soon learn his fate as the jury in his high-profile corruption trial began deliberating Thursday.

Suspect in N. Korea killing to appear in Malaysia court

Kuala Lumpur - A suspect in the killing of the half-brother of North Korea's leader was due to appear in court Thursday, as Malaysian police searched for others involved in an assassination Seoul says was carried out by Pyongyang's agents.

Rolf Harris faces UK retrial over sex charges

London - Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris will be retried over three sex offences after a British court failed to reach a verdict this month, and will face one additional charge, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Hollande demands 'justice' in alleged French police rape

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday called for "justice" over the alleged rape of a black youth with a police baton, an incident that has sparked 10 nights of rioting and more than 200 arrests.

IS kickboxer jailed in Italy

Milan - A Milan judge on Tuesday sentenced a Moroccan kickboxer and his wife to jail terms over their links to the Islamic State group and placed their two children in care.
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