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Top European banker arrested in money-laundering probe

The head of Latvia’s central bank and member of the European Central Bank (ECB) governing council has been detained as part of a corruption investigation in the country. The arrest comes four days after the US Treasury accused Latvia’s third-largest lender of “institutionalized money laundering”. According to the US officials, Latvia’s ABLV bank had made money laundering into “a pillar of ...

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Briton arrested on terrorism charges… because he fought against ISIS

A British man will be charged with terrorism offences for fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists in Syria. Merseyside man Aidan James was arrested at Liverpool Airport after returning to the country on February 14. The 27-year-old from Formby is being charged with one count of the preparation of acts of terrorism and two counts of attendance at ...

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Teen arrested over Snapchat post threatening ‘Round 2 of Florida’

A ninth-grader was arrested after threatening students and staff at a school in eastern Spartanburg County, South Carolina with “Round 2 of Florida tomorrow” via Snapchat, according to the local sheriff’s office. The minor, whose name cannot be revealed due to his age, was charged with disturbing schools, and was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Greenville. ...

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3 injured in shooting outside NSA in Maryland, suspect arrested (PHOTOS)

Published time: 14 Feb, 2018 13:17 Edited time: 14 Feb, 2018 13:56 Police in Fort Meade, Maryland, have reported a “possible shooting” near the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters. Several people might have been wounded in the incident, according to local media reports. Photos emerged on social media appearing to show a black van at the building’s entrance and a ...

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3 injured in shooting outside NSA in Maryland, suspect arrested (PHOTOS)

Published time: 14 Feb, 2018 13:17 Edited time: 14 Feb, 2018 13:56 Police in Fort Meade, Maryland, have reported a “possible shooting” near the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters. Several people might have been wounded in the incident, according to local media reports. Photos emerged on social media appearing to show a black van at the building’s entrance and a ...

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Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, accused of rape, arrested in Paris

An Oxford professor accused of rape has been arrested in Paris. Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has had multiple rape allegations made against him since November, and was suspended by the world’s top university as a result. The senior research fellow of St. Antony’s College was accused in November of rape by French author Henda Ayari. She alleges that Ramadan violently ...

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5 Britons arrested over ‘pornographic dancing’ in Cambodia (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Five British men are among a group of young tourists being held in Cambodia after they were allegedly photgraphed engaging in “pornographic dancing” at a local bar. WARNING: Contains images some may find disturbing The group of eight men and two women, ranging in age from 19 to 35, hail from Britain, Canada, The Netherlands, Norway and New Zealand. They ...

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'Fake news, I'll gun you down': Man arrested over phone threats to CNN staffers

A Michigan man has been arrested after allegedly calling CNN and threatening to “gun down” employees at the Atlanta headquarters of the network. Brandon Griesemer of Ann Arbor, Michigan, made 22 calls to CNN on January 9-10, according to an affidavit which was unsealed Friday and cited by the news network. Four calls, which were recorded, contained threats. “Fake news. ...

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Saudis may squeeze more than $100bn from arrested billionaires in ‘corruption purge’

Saudi Arabia may collect more than the originally planned $ 100 billion from the detainees in the world’s most luxurious prison – the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh – Bloomberg reports, quoting its sources. The so-called anti-corruption campaign is expected to conclude by the end of the month, according to the media. The amount expected to be collected is roughly equivalent to ...

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2 boys arrested for vandalism that killed 500k bees

Police in Sioux City, Iowa have arrested two boys over a rampage that killed half a million bees at a local beekeeping business. The boys, ages 12 and 13, have been charged with criminal mischief, agricultural animal facilities offences, burglary, aggravated misdemeanour and possession of burglar’s tools. As they are underage, their names have not been released. The damage to ...

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