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Italy snares Black Widow's clan in double blow to Camorra

Rome - Italian authorities said Tuesday they had dismantled a mafia business group belonging to a clan headed by a woman known as the "Black Widow of the Camorra" and captured another leading figure in the Naples underworld.

Belgium probes motorcycle gang in alleged Islamist New Year plot

Brussels - Belgium is probing whether a motorcycle gang was involved in an alleged plot to launch attacks in Brussels during New Year's festivities, a source close to the probe told AFP Wednesday.

Belgium arrests two over suspected New Year attack plot

Brussels - Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of plotting attacks in Brussels during New Year festivities, just weeks after the jihadist bombings and shootings in Paris which were allegedly planned in Belgium.

France foils attack plot, plans constitutional reforms

Paris - A jihadist plot was foiled last week in the French region of Orleans, southwest of Paris, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday, as the government prepared constitutional changes to enshrine emergency police powers.

Two Syrians arrested in Geneva after 'traces of explosives' found in car

Ginebra - Swiss authorities on Saturday said two Syrians had been arrested in Geneva after traces of explosives were found in their car, as police continued to hunt for several suspected jihadists with links to the Islamic State group.

FIFA scandal deepens with 16 indicted for corruption

Washington - The multi-million dollar corruption scandal engulfing FIFA widened with 16 people indicted by US justice officials who pledged an unremitting crackdown on an "outrageous" betrayal of trust.

More FIFA officials arrested as scandal widens

Zurich - The unprecedented corruption scandal engulfing FIFA widened Thursday with the arrests of two more top officials in another dramatic dawn raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich.

France arrests two men 'who tried to join IS in Libya'

Paris - Two French men arrested attempting to join Islamic State fighters in Libya via neighbouring Tunisia are now being held in Paris, a judicial source told AFP Monday.

Paris police detain 208 after climate change demo

Paris - French police detained 208 people and kept a total of 174 in custody, after activists clashed with police in Paris on Sunday ahead of key climate talks, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Nearly 300 searches in Paris since attacks: Police chief

Paris - French security forces have made nearly 300 searches in the Paris region since the jihadist attacks of November 13, police chief Michel Cadot said on Monday. A total of 298 searches were made, Cadot said.

Belgian police arrest 16, Salah Abdeslam not caught: Prosecutor

Brussels - Belgian police arrested 16 people during a series of raids on Sunday after a huge security lockdown, but Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was not among them, prosecutors said.

Belgium charges suspect with terrorism over Paris attacks

Brussels - Belgium on Friday charged one suspect with involvement in terrorism over the Paris attacks and released one other as part of a separate investigation into suicide bomber Hadfi Bilal, prosecutors said.

Nine arrests in Brussels linked to Paris attacks

Brussels - Belgian police arrested nine people in Brussels on Thursday during raids connected to last week's deadly Paris attacks, prosecutors said.

Germany frees 7 people arrested, no link to Paris attacks

Berlin - German police released seven people they had arrested on Tuesday, saying there was no evidence linking them to the Paris attacks.

Lebanon arrests 11 over Beirut bombings

Birut - Lebanon has arrested 11 people, mostly Syrians, over last week's Beirut bombings that killed 44 people, an attack whose original target was a hospital, officials said on Sunday.

Police swoop on European 'jihadist network' with IS links

Rome - Police on Thursday announced a swoop on a European jihadist network that was allegedly planning to kidnap diplomats and carry out attacks to try to spring its leader out of detention in Norway.

Four held in Turkey over bombing as suicide vests uncovered

Istanbul - Prosecutors on Monday held four people suspected in the deadliest bomb attack in Turkey's recent history and said they had discovered a cache of suicide vests, Kalashnikovs and hand grenades, according to state media and officials.

Turkish police 'arrest 50' in Ankara bombing probe

Istanbul - Turkish police arrested around 50 foreign nationals in Istanbul early Sunday in a sweep targeting jihadists of the Islamic State group suspected of involvement in last weekend's Ankara suicide bombings, reports said.

Hungary arrests 174 as new anti-migrant laws bite

R - Hungarian police on Tuesday arrested 174 people after harsh new laws came into force which punish "illegal border-crossing" with prison terms of several years, authorities said.

Turkey swinger suspects risk up to 177 years in jail

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors have demanded jail sentences of up to 177 years for 29 people in the southeastern province of Adana suspected of setting up swingers' clubs, local media reported Monday.

Five arrests as 'terror attack' on Kosovo water supply feared

Pristina - Five people suspected of planning a "terrorist attack" aimed at contaminating the water supply in the Kosovo capital Pristina have been arrested, officials in the breakaway Serbian territory said Sunday.

Tunisia says 127 arrests since jihadist beach massacre

Tunis - Tunisian authorities have arrested 127 suspected "terrorists" since last month's massacre of tourists at a beach resort, the minister heading the crisis group on the incident said Saturday.

Scam dating sites leads to the arrests of Japanese executives

A group of Japanese executives were arrested because of dating sites they ran. Millions of users were members, but only one was a woman.

Ex-con arrested in the deaths of rich family he worked for

An arrest has finally been made in the grisly murder of a millionaire’s family and their housekeeper that occurred just over a week ago in the wealthy area of Woodley Park, just outside of Washington DC.

Turkish police crack down on swinger clubs

Ankara - Turkish police have arrested dozens of people on suspicion of pimping and prostitution after raiding swinger clubs in several cities, the Dogan news agency reported Tuesday.

Bosnia, Kosovo tighten noose on radical Islamists

Sarajevo - Bosnian police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of plotting "terrorist acts", a week after a deadly Islamist attack on a police station, officials said Thursday.

German police arrest 'Salafist couple' over suspected attack plan

Berlin - German police have arrested two people, reportedly a married couple with Islamic Salafist ties, suspected of planning an attack and found a bomb at their home, officials said Thursday.

Six Somali-Americans arrested trying to join IS group

Washington - Six Somali-American men who planned to travel to Syria to fight as jihadists have been arrested and were to appear in court Monday on charges of conspiring to support a terrorist organization.

Fifth man arrested over Copenhagen shootings

Copenhage - Copenhagen police said on Friday they had arrested a fifth man suspected of being an accomplice of gunman Omar El-Hussein who killed two people in deadly twin attacks last month.

Brazil police make new arrests in Petrobras scandal

Brasilia - Brazilian police launched a new round of arrests Monday in the corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras, a day after massive nationwide demonstrations against leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
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Cop wearing riot gear in preparation for upheaval.
Toronto: An unmarked police minivan.
Toronto: An unmarked police minivan.
Officers at the detention centre.
Officers at the detention centre.
File photo: 158 arrested in Utah s largest ever ICE-led gang enforcement action - 8/19/2010
File photo: 158 arrested in Utah's largest ever ICE-led gang enforcement action - 8/19/2010
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Cops trying to block people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked officers arrested activis...
Cops trying to block people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked officers arrested activists.
Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down...
Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down protesters.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Arrests made by police in protest in Anaheim.
Arrests made by police in protest in Anaheim.
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Adam Vaughan discusses police arrests in wake of scathing G20 report. Chief Bill Blair denies wrongd...
Adam Vaughan discusses police arrests in wake of scathing G20 report. Chief Bill Blair denies wrongdoing and refuses to resign.
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Greater Manchester Police Ford Transit Connect
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
A cop in riot gear during one rally in Toronto.
A cop in riot gear during one rally in Toronto.