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Italy arrests former prelate over 30 million euro fraud

Rome - Italian police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a retired cleric suspected of having defrauded investors of 30 million euros ($34 million) which they were told would help fund a humanitarian foundation.

Serbia 'not cooperating' in arrests: UN war crimes tribunal

Den Haag - War crimes judges on Wednesday piled pressure on Serbia to arrest three suspects over alleged witness-tampering in the case of an ultra-nationalist, accusing Belgrade of failing to cooperate with the UN tribunal.

Sweden arrests 14 Polish activists for planning asylum centre attack

Stockholm - Swedish police said Tuesday they had arrested 14 Polish far-right activists for allegedly planning to attack an asylum centre, after finding axes, knives and iron pipes in their cars.

Man arrested in France over school bomb hoaxes

Paris - French police arrested an 18-year-old man on Monday in connection with an investigation into telephoned hoax bomb threats that forced schools in Paris to be evacuated in January, sources said.

German police arrest Algerian suspects over 'Berlin IS plot'

Berlin - German police Thursday arrested three Algerians suspected of links to the Islamic State group after raids targeting several sites, including refugee shelters where some of the suspects lived.

German police arrest two Algerians 'linked to IS'

Berlin - German police have arrested two Algerians they suspect of links to the Islamic State group and are hunting for two others in operations in Berlin and other regions, they said Thursday.

Armed man at Disneyland Paris to go on trial, terror link ruled out

Meaux - A man who was found to be carrying two handguns as he tried to enter a hotel at Disneyland Paris will go on trial Tuesday on charges of possessing and transporting weapons and ammunition, prosecutors said.

Italian fugitive mobster caught after sneaking to see newborn son

Rome - Italian anti-mafia police have captured a wanted mobster in Naples after he risked sneaking from one hideout to another to see his newborn son, local media reported Saturday.

Armed man at Disneyland Paris no longer terror suspect: Prosecutor

Paris - A 28-year-old man arrested in a Disneyland Paris hotel carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran is no longer suspected of terrorism offences, the public prosecutor's office said on Friday."The inquiry...

Paris demands 'immediate' release of French, British journalists in Burundi

Paris - The French government, Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Le Monde newspaper on Friday demanded that Burundi immediately free a French journalist and a British photographer arrested while reporting in the volatile central African nation.

Cutthroat mafia bosses caught in Italy mountain hideout

Rome - Italian anti-mafia police nabbed two fugitive mobster bosses on Friday, after discovering them "living like animals" in a mountain hideout stocked with an arsenal of weapons.

Man arrested in Disneyland Paris hotel with two handguns: police

Paris - A man carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran was arrested Thursday at a hotel in Disneyland Paris, and his girlfriend was also held, police sources said.The man was "detected upon his arrival at the Disneyland hotel where he had a reservation.

U.S. 'aware' of reports of citizen detained in N. Korea

Davos - The United States is aware of reports that a US citizen has been detained in North Korea, the State Department said Friday, after Pyongyang declared it had arrested an American student for an unspecified "hostile act".

Germany arrests suspected Syrian jihadist over 'war crime'

Berlin - A Syrian suspected of being among jihadists who kidnapped a UN peacekeeper in Damascus in 2013 has been arrested over the "war crime", Germany's federal prosecutor said Friday.The 24-year-old man named as Suliman A.-S.

N. Korea arrests US student for 'hostile act'

Seoul - North Korea said Friday it had arrested a US student who, under orders from Washington, had engaged in an unspecified "hostile act" after entering the country on a tourist visa.

Morocco arrests Belgian with 'direct links' to Paris attackers

Rabat - Morocco said Monday it had arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan descent who it said was directly linked with some of those behind the jihadist attacks in Paris in November.

Greece frees migrant rescuers detained for 'trafficking'

Atenas - Greek authorities have released five rescuers working for NGOs that help migrants making the perilous sea crossing from Turkey, police said on Sunday, after they were detained on suspicion of people smuggling.

Pakistan police arrest cleric for inciting boy to cut off own hand

Islamabad - Police in Pakistan have arrested an imam for inciting violence after a 15-year-old boy who was reported to have been mistakenly accused of blasphemy cut off his own hand.

Turkey detains academics over 'pro-Kurdish' petition

Istanbul - Turkish police detained at least 18 academics who signed a petition criticising a military crackdown in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, triggering new alarm about freedom of expression in the country.

Greece holds Spanish lifeguards over alleged migrant trafficking

Atenas - Five Spaniards claiming to be NGO staff on the Greek island of Lesbos have been arrested on suspicion of migrant trafficking, Greek coastguard sources said Thursday.

Spanish police smash helicopter cannabis smuggling ring

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they had smashed a ring that smuggled cannabis from Morocco to Spain by helicopter, arresting 20 people including a former Ukrainian pilot who used to fight wildfires.

Spanish police smash 'false bottom' boat drug smuggling ring

Madrid - Spanish police said Wednesday they have smashed a ring that smuggled cannabis from Morocco into Spain using a fleet of pleasure boats with false bottoms, arresting 17 people and seizing 4.5 tonnes of the drug.

China charges seven in crackdown on lawyers: associates

Bejing - China has formally arrested on "subversion" charges at least seven human rights lawyers and colleagues held in secret for six months in a sweeping crackdown on legal activism, family and associates said Tuesday.

Belgium charge top jihadi expert over false affidavit for detainee

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors said Monday they have arrested a high-profile expert on jihadi fighters and charged him with providing a suspected extremist with a false affidavit that he was on a deradicalisation course.

Three tonnes of cocaine seized in major Spanish drugs bust

Madrid - In a major drugs bust, Spanish police said Tuesday they had seized three tonnes of Colombian cocaine and arrested 12 suspected drug smugglers from Spain, Britain and the Netherlands.

Syria releases opposition figures held on way to Riyadh meeting: party

Damascus - Syrian authorities have released two prominent members of the domestic opposition who were arrested on Wednesday as they travelled to Riyadh to meet other regime opponents, their party said.

Turkey detains teen 'for insulting Erdogan on Facebook'

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Monday remanded in custody a 17-year-old construction worker on charges of "insulting" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Facebook, media reports said.

Brussels police raid home, make arrests in Paris attacks probe

Brussels - Belgian police searched a home in the centre of Brussels on Sunday and made two arrests in connection with a probe into last month's terror attacks in Paris, federal prosecutors said.

Lebanon arrests former MP in connection with Kadhafi kidnap case

Birut - Lebanese authorities have arrested a former lawmaker in connection with the mysterious kidnapping of Hannibal Kadhafi, the high-rolling son of the late Libyan dictator, a security source told AFP Friday.

Friend of San Bernardino shooter arrested: Media

Los Angeles - Enrique Marquez, a friend of the man behind this month's attack in California, has been arrested in connection with the assault that left 14 people dead, US media reported on Thursday.
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National police rescued an 8-year-old child, whose mother had been forced into prostitution.
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FBI unit vehicle.
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Andrew Auernheimer, 24, hacker in AT&T-iPad security situation was arrested by police.
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A man was spotted pacing around the roof of Parliament
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National police arrested 3 men who had forced a woman into prostitution by holding her 8-year-old child prisoner.
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Martin Shkreli, the "poster boy' for drug company price-gouging.
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Britain First have launched a manhunt for anti-British Muslim extremist Anjem Choudary and intend to make a citizen's arrest.
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Undated photo obtained on May 21, 2015 courtesy of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department shows suspect Daron Dylon Wint.
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Two cars were damaged when National Police stopped fake police from robbing a jeweler in Madrid.
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Stockholm central station
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Michael Carr being placed in an unmarked vehicle.
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
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26-year-old Briana Buchanan
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Ugandan police take two Monitor journalists to court. (Isaac Kasamani/Monitor)
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Neighbors were shocked and frightened when they learned of the chemicals and gunpowder stored in a mobile home in their gated community.
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Edward Canahan, second detainee released, speaking to the media.
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EDL leader Tommy Robinson is arrested as police fear he may be attacked.
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
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Melissa Miller arrested for speeding.
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