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US man detained in Vietnam after violent protests

Hanoi - An American citizen is being held in Vietnam for "disrupting public order" after he joined violent protests over a controverial special economic zone draft law, an official said Thursday.

Tunisian held in Germany 'sought to build biological weapon'

Frankfurt Am Main - A Tunisian man arrested in Germany is suspected of trying to build a biological weapon using the deadly poison ricin, prosecutors said Thursday, stressing however there was no indication of any "concrete attack plans".

Germany arrests Tunisian man over 'toxic substances'

Frankfurt Am Main - German police have arrested a Tunisian man after discovering "toxic substances" at his flat in Cologne, officials said Wednesday, with prosecutors not ruling out a possible terror motive.

Spain arrests suspected drug lord in trafficking hotspot

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested one of the main suspected drug smugglers in a southern area where narco-traffickers are operating in an increasingly brazen manner, which has alarmed authorities.

Anti-Kremlin financier Browder briefly detained in Spain

Madrid - A British financier turned anti-Kremlin crusader who used to be the boss of late anti-corruption Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was briefly detained in Spain on Wednesday due to confusion over an arrest warrant Interpol says never existed.

US police chief apologizes for arrest of NBA player, releases video

Chicago - The police chief in the Midwestern US city of Milwaukee apologized Wednesday for the tasing and arrest of a black professional basketball player over a parking violation, as his department released video of the incident.

Four charged over attack on Greek mayor

Thessalon - Four men have been charged after the mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was beaten up by suspected far-right supporters, a judicial source said Monday.

Russia demands Kiev free arrested RIA Novosti journalist

Moscow - Moscow called Wednesday for the release of a Russian journalist detained in Ukraine for treason, condemning Kiev authorities for what it said was a repressive policy against the media.

Venezuela arrests top execs at private Banesco bank

Caracas - Venezuela has arrested the president of Banesco, the country's leading private bank, along with 10 executives on suspicion of "attacks" on the local currency, the country's top prosecutor said Thursday.

Vet extradited to US over puppy-smuggling heroin plot

New York - A 38-year-old Colombian vet appeared in a New York court Tuesday, accused of injecting liquid heroin into puppies to evade border control in a drug smuggling ring.

British-Iranian scientist arrested for role in 'infiltration network': Iran media

Tehran - Iranian media confirmed on Thursday that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian scientist and peace campaigner, has been arrested for his alleged role in an "infiltration network".

Billionaire French tycoon Bollore detained in Africa corruption probe

Paris - Billionaire French tycoon Vincent Bollore was detained Tuesday as part of a corruption investigation into his group's activities in West Africa where it operates several ports, legal sources told AFP.

French police arrest suspect over Mont Saint Michel scare

Paris - French police have arrested a man accused of threatening to attack police at Mont Saint Michel, causing a scare that led to the evacuation of one of the country's busiest tourist sites, a security source said Monday.

Iran ex-prosecutor jailed months after sentence: media

Tehran - A former Iranian prosecutor has finally been taken to prison months after being sentenced over the death in custody of a protestor, the judiciary's news agency said Sunday.

El Salvador arrests 200 gang members in nationwide sweep

Sansalvador - Prosecutors in El Salvador said Monday they had detained a man over the November killing of a cameraman and arrested more than 200 gang members in an overnight sweep following another journalist's murder.

Court probes Catalan independence activists for 'terrorism'

Madrid - A woman was arrested Tuesday for "rebellion" and "terrorism" in a probe of pro-independence activists in Catalonia who have staged protests such as road blockades, the interior minister said.

Court probes Catalan independence activists for 'terrorism'

Madrid - A woman was arrested Tuesday for "rebellion" and "terrorism" in a probe of pro-independence activists in Catalonia who have staged protests such as road blockades, the interior minister said.

Vatican arrests ex-diplomat in child sex abuse probe

Vatican City - The Vatican said on Saturday a monsignor who was a former advisor at its US embassy in Washington has been arrested on suspicion of watching child sex abuse.

Vietnam arrests another police official over online gambling ring

Hanoi - Vietnam has arrested a second senior police official accused of involvement in an illicit online gambling ring, the Ministry of Public Security said Friday, amid a sweeping crackdown on graft in the communist nation.

Bangladesh college suspends professor for 'defaming' PM's father

Dhaka - Bangladesh's most prestigious university has suspended a professor for writing a column critical of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's father, as the ruling party cracks down on dissent in a tense election year.

Over 1,100 arrested under Ethiopia state of emergency

Addis Ababa - More than 1,100 people have been arrested in Ethiopia since the nation declared a state of emergency following the prime minister's resignation last month, state media reported Saturday.

Italy arrests five in German Christmas market attack probe

Rome - Italian police Thursday arrested five people as part of an anti-terror raid linked to a Tunisian who staged a deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market in 2016, Italian media reported.

Sri Lanka prison chief arrested over 2012 massacre

Colombo - Sri Lankan police Thursday arrested a top prison official over a massacre of 27 inmates that became an icon of grave rights abuses under former president Mahinda Rajapakse.

Tensions as Kosovo police arrest senior Serbian official

Pristina - Kosovo police on Monday arrested a senior Serbian official in the flashpoint town of Mitrovica, raising fresh tensions between the former foes who are trying to relaunch a dialogue.

French politician arrested for tweet celebrating policeman's death

Rennes - A left-wing French politician has been arrested over a tweet apparently celebrating the death of a policeman who was hailed a hero after he took the place of a hostage and was killed by a jihadist gunman.

Spanish police question four over homage to late ETA member

Madrid - Spanish police held and questioned four Basque separatists for several hours Tuesday for paying homage to a former leading member of separatist group ETA who died in November.

Israel arrests Arab for murder of settler rabbi

Jerusalem - An Arab Israeli suspected of having stabbed to death a rabbi near a settlement in the occupied West Bank last month has been arrested, Israeli authorities said Sunday.

Bahrain arrests 116 alleged members of 'Iran-linked cell'

Dibai - Bahrain said on Saturday that it had arrested 116 people accused of belonging to a "terror" cell allegedly linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Russian 'mastermind' in Argentina cocaine plot arrested in Germany

Berlin - German police said Friday they had arrested Andrei Kovalchuk, the alleged mastermind of a plot to smuggle cocaine to Russia from Moscow's embassy in Argentina.

Slovak police detain Italian suspects named by slain journalist

Bratislava - Slovak police said they detained on Thursday several Italian businessmen named by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak as having mafia connections in an explosive investigative report on alleged high-level corruption.
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Edward Canahan, second detainee released, speaking to the media.
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A man was spotted pacing around the roof of Parliament
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
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Ugandan police take two Monitor journalists to court. (Isaac Kasamani/Monitor)
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