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Frenchman jailed for five years in Brussels diamond heist

Apo - A Frenchman was sentenced Thursday in Belgium to five years in prison for his role in a spectacular $50 million diamond heist at Brussels airport in 2013.

French cash van driver who made off with $3.2 mln haul charged: prosecutors

Bobigny - The driver of a French cash delivery van who made off with about three million euros ($3.2 million) was charged and remanded in custody on Saturday, prosecutors said.

French cash van driver hid half $3.2 mln haul before arrest: police

Paris - The driver of a French cash delivery van, who made off with about three million euros ($3.2 million), managed to hide half his haul before being arrested, according to police.

French police nab cash van driver who fled with 3 mln euros

Lille - The driver of a cash delivery van who disappeared near Paris with his vehicle and an estimated 3.4 million euros (3.85 million dollars) has been arrested, police sources said Tuesday.

Suspect held over brazen art theft from Moscow museum

Moscow - Russian police on Monday detained a man they believe snatched a 19th-century painting off the wall in a busy Moscow museum then strolled out past visitors and security.

Suspect nabbed in brazen art theft from Moscow museum

Moscow - A man who snatched a 19th-century painting off the wall in a busy Moscow museum and calmy walked out has been arrested, authorities said Monday.

French police seek 3 suspects after brazen Paris bank raid

Paris - Police were hunting for three men who held up a bank just off Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue Tuesday, tying up staff and customers for hours while ransacking safety deposit boxes, officials said.

Four men face Berlin trial for giant gold coin heist

Berlin - Four Berlin men go on trial Thursday charged over the spectacular museum theft of a giant commemorative gold coin called the "Big Maple Leaf" and valued at 3.75 million euros ($4.3 million).

But is it art? Pranksters plant missing 'Picasso' in Romania

Den Haag - A writer who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen in an infamous art heist six years ago said Sunday she was the victim of a "publicity stunt", Dutch media reported.

Missing 'Picasso' thought found in Romania a hoax: report

Den Haag - A writer who thought she had found a masterpiece by Pablo Picasso stolen in an infamous art heist six years ago said Sunday she was the victim of a "publicity stunt", the NOS Dutch public newscaster reported.

'Picasso' stolen in Rotterdam possibly found in Romania

Bucharest - One of seven paintings stolen six years ago from a museum in The Netherlands as part of a spectacular art heist may have been found in Romania, the public prosector in Bucharest said Sunday.

Man, 59, to stand trial in Germany for stealing Lennon's belongings

Berlin - German prosecutors on Monday charged a 59-year-old man for the theft of numerous objects, including diaries, stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon.The accused, identified as Erhan G., will face trial over charges of theft and fraud.

China challenges US to provide 'evidence' in trade secrets case

Bejing - China challenged the United States Friday to show evidence to support charges that Beijing backed a scheme by Chinese and Taiwanese companies to steal trade secrets from a US-based semiconductor firm.

US accuses China, Taiwan firms with stealing secrets from chip giant Micron

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced charges Thursday against Chinese and Taiwan companies for theft of an estimate $8.75 billion worth of trade secrets from US semiconductor giant Micron.

Brother of Paris attacks suspect facing jail for theft

Apo - Belgian prosecutors called Wednesday for the brother of jihadist Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, to be jailed for four years for aggravated robbery.

Swedish police arrest suspect over royal jewels heist

Stockholm - Swedish police said Thursday they have arrested a person suspected of stealing priceless royal jewels from a cathedral in broad daylight in July.

Brother of Paris attacks suspect tried for 'fake' robbery

Apo - The brother of jihadist Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, alleged on Monday that he participated in a fake, "staged" robbery in order to resolve money problems.

Saudi royal says jewels stolen at Paris Ritz

Paris - A member of the Saudi royal family has reported the theft of hundreds of thousands of euros' worth of jewellery from her hotel room at the Ritz hotel in Paris, police sources said Monday.

BA says will compensate customers for data breach

London - British Airways will pay compensation to customers whose data was stolen in a "sophisticated" and "malicious" hacking attack, its boss said Friday.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

London - British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

London - British Airways said Thursday that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 were stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards.

Stolen Paraguayan police rifles replaced with toy guns

Asunci - Paraguayan police are investigating the theft of 42 rifles from a depot that were replaced with toy ones, Minister of the Interior, Ernesto Villamayor said on Monday. The air rifles were replaced with replicas made from plastic or wood.

Thieves snatch Swedish royal jewels in daylight heist

Stockholm - Robbers who nabbed two 17th century royal crowns and an orb from a Swedish cathedral remained at large on Wednesday, a day after fleeing their daring midday heist by motorboat.

Thieves snatch Swedish royal jewels in daylight heist

Stockholm - Robbers who nabbed two 17th century royal crowns and an orb from a Swedish cathedral remained at large on Wednesday, a day after fleeing their daring midday heist by motorboat.

Bosnia charges eight for trafficking pickpockets to France

Sarajevo - Bosnian prosecutors on Thursday brought charges against eight people for running a human trafficking network that sent undocumented minors to pick pockets at tourist sites in Paris and other French cities.

French gangster cleared over 'heist of the century'

Marseille - An organised crime boss in southern France was cleared on Wednesday of having a role in the "heist of the century" at a Riviera bank after being accused of writing about the robbery in a book.

Thieves steal $5 mn from Lufthansa plane in Brazil

S - A group of thieves stole $5 million in cash, which had been due to travel from Brazil to Switzerland aboard a Lufthansa jet, at a large freight airport near Sao Paulo, police said Monday.

'Stolen works' sentence of Picasso's electrician overturned

Paris - France's highest appeal court has overturned the conviction of Pablo Picasso's former electrician and his wife, who were given suspended sentences for keeping 271 of his works in their garage for four decades.

China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior's thumb

Bejing - The theft of a thumb of an ancient Terracotta Warrior statue on display in the US incited a wave of criticism on Chinese social media Tuesday, following China's calls to "severely punish" the thief.

Stolen million-euro cello returned to French musician

Paris - An 18th-century cello worth more than a million euros was returned to an award-winning French musician on Saturday after she was robbed at knifepoint in a Paris suburb earlier in the week.
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