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Answers sought: was the US Capitol attack planned?

Washington - Attackers in organized columns, a woman shouting instructions on a megaphone, and suspicious tours the day before: investigators are probing the possibility that the January 6 attack on the US Capitol was planned, with help from insiders.

Mexico accuses DEA of fabricating ex-defense chief crimes

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday accused the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of fabricating crimes in the case of a former defense minister whose arrest sparked diplomatic tensions.

Mexican prosecutors clear ex-defense chief accused by US

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors on Thursday exonerated a former defense minister who was arrested in the United States on drug trafficking charges and sent home to face a possible trial.

Mexican prosecutors clear ex-defense chief accused by US

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors on Thursday exonerated a former defense minister who was arrested in the United States on drug trafficking charges and sent home to face a possible trial.

Bodies on the road: prosecutor's lifelong mafia fight

Rome - For Nicola Gratteri, the lead prosecutor in Italy's largest anti-mafia trial in more than 30 years, the fight against the mob has always been a personal issue.

Major Italian mafia trial kicks off with hundreds in dock

Italy's largest mafia trial in more than 30 years opened Wednesday, as prosecutors seek to strike a blow against the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate, whose tentacles reach worldwide.

World's longest prison sentences

Istanbul - As a Turkish Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily-clad women he called "kittens" starts a 1,075-year jail term for sex crimes, we look at some of the world's longest prison sentences.

Turkish TV preacher jailed for 1,000 years for sex crimes

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily clad women he called "kittens" to more than 1,000 years in jail for sex crimes.

Five things to know about Italy's 'Ndrangheta mafia

Rome - The 'Ndrangheta, rooted in the southern region of Calabria, has surpassed Sicily's more famous Cosa Nostra to become Italy's most powerful mafia group, which operates across the world.

From 'Wolf' to 'Wringer': Italian mobsters face 'maxi-trial'

Rome - Hundreds of suspected members of the 'Ndrangheta, Italy's most powerful mafia group, will face a judge this week as the country's biggest "maxi-trial" of the past three decades gets underway.

China court sentences ex-banker to death for $260m bribes, bigamy

Bejing - The former chairman of one of China's largest state-controlled asset management firms was sentenced to death Tuesday for soliciting $260 million in bribes, corruption, and also bigamy.

China court sentences ex-banker to death for $260m bribes, bigamy

Bejing - The former chairman of one of China's largest state-controlled asset management firms was sentenced to death Tuesday for soliciting $260 million in bribes, corruption and bigamy.

Homes of top Republican and Democrat vandalized

Washington - Vandals have targeted the homes of Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with graffiti, fake blood and a pig's head, US media said.

US closes key money-laundering, tax evasion channel

Washington - A major avenue for global money laundering and tax evasion has been closed off by a new law requiring disclosure of owners of US shell companies used to hide billions of dollars.

Rio's new mayor launches probes targeting predecessor

Rio De Janeiro - The new mayor of Rio de Janeiro took office Friday launching a raft of investigations into corruption allegations against his predecessor, an Evangelical pastor allied with Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Mexico sees slight decrease in murders in 2020

Mexico - Mexico recorded 34,523 murders in 2020 -- a slight decrease compared to 2019 in a country that has been wracked by drug cartel violence, official preliminary figures showed Thursday.

Israel gives hero's welcome to American spy Jonathan Pollard

Jerusalem - Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed in the United States in 1985 for spying for Israel, landed in the Jewish state Wednesday to a hero's welcome led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard lands in Israel

Jerusalem - Jonathan Pollard, an American jailed in the US in 1985 for spying for Israel, landed in the Jewish state on Wednesday, where he was received by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

US 'stands ready' to try mastermind behind Daniel Pearl murder

Washington - The US Attorney General said Tuesday the United States "stands ready" to try a militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl whose release was ordered by a Pakistani court.

Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail again: US media

New York - Accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has been denied bail again by a New York court, US media reported.

Family praises Pakistan's bid to stop release of Daniel Pearl murderers

Islamabad - The father of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl on Friday welcomed Pakistan's decision to challenge the verdict of a local court ordering the release of a militant convicted of murdering their son in 2002.

Pakistan court orders release of mastermind behind Daniel Pearl murder

Karachi - A court in Pakistan on Thursday ordered the release of a British-born militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded in the southern city of Karachi in 2002.

French national arrested in Bali for meth, guns possession

Denpasar - A Frenchman has been arrested on the Indonesian resort island of Bali for alleged possession of illegal drugs and guns, police said on Wednesday.

Three French police die in 'war zone' shooting

Saint-just - Three police officers were killed and a fourth wounded in central France Wednesday when a man opened fire as they responded to a domestic violence call, the deadliest attack in years on French security forces outside of terrorism incidents.

Japan's 'Twitter killer' drops death sentence appeal

Apo - A Japanese man dubbed the "Twitter killer" has withdrawn an appeal of his guilty verdict and death sentence over the murder of nine people, a court official said Wednesday.

New Zealand backpacker killer revealed as serial predator

Wellington - The New Zealand man who murdered British backpacker Grace Millane committed violent sex crimes against at least two other women, a court revealed Tuesday, as police urged any more victims to come forward.

France charges Epstein ex-associate for sex crimes

Paris - French prosecutors said Saturday they had charged and imprisoned a former close associate of disgraced American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, the prominent French modelling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, over alleged sex crimes.

Former mayor arrested for 'complicity' in Mexican journalist's murder

Juarez - A former mayor from northern Mexico's Chihuahua state was arrested Thursday for "complicity" in the 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, authorities said.

Australian counter-terrorism police probe Brisbane murders

Sydney - Australian police said Friday they were treating the murder of an elderly couple in their Brisbane home as a terrorism incident.

France detains Epstein ex-associate Brunel over sex crime claims

Paris - Prominent French modelling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, a former close associate of disgraced American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, has been detained in France on accusations of sex crimes, prosecutors said on Thursday.
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