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U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a modern building that now houses consular operations of U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Those consular operations, including American citizen and visa services, […]

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CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2017 SHOWS HIGH CORRUPTION BURDEN IN MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF COUNTRIES

An index released today by Transparency International, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, reveals some disturbing information – despite attempts to combat corruption around the world, the majority of countries are moving too slowly in their efforts. While stemming the tide against corruption takes time, in the last six years many countries have still made […]

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Billy Graham, Evangelist to the World, Dead at Age 99

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018—Evangelist Billy Graham died today at 7:46 a.m. at his home in Montreat. He was 99. Throughout his life, Billy Graham preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to some 215 million people who attended one of his more than 400 Crusades, simulcasts and evangelistic rallies in more than 185 countries and […]

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12 ARRESTED AND 4 WOMEN SAFEGUARDED IN SPAIN AND THE UK IN OPERATION AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN

The members of the human trafficking ring recruited the victims in Nigeria using voodoo threats The Spanish National Police, supported by Europol, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) from Nigeria, have safeguarded four Nigerian women who were forced into prostitution in different Spanish locations. […]

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OVER 41 000 ARTEFACTS SEIZED IN GLOBAL OPERATION TARGETING THE ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF CULTURAL GOODS

Over 41 000 cultural goods such as coins, paintings and drawings, furniture and musical instruments, porcelain, archaeological and paleontological objects, books and manuscripts and sculptures were seized all over the world as a result of coordinated law enforcement actions. These seizures were made during the first Global Global Customs-Police Operation, codenamed ATHENA and organised by […]

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Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti

A full copy of Oxfam’s final internal report into allegations of sexual misconduct and other unacceptable behaviour during Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake has been made public today. Oxfam is publishing the report, written in 2011, in order to be as transparent as possible about the decisions made during the investigation and in recognition […]

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COUNTERFEIT EURO PRINT SHOP DISMANTLED IN PORTUGAL WITH SUPPORT OF EUROPOL

On 15 February, the Portuguese Judiciary Police, in cooperation with the Spanish National Police and Europol, detained two men and one woman, aged between 21 and 55 years, suspected of producing counterfeit euro currency. In the course of the investigation, which started about six months ago, it was found that this group was responsible for […]

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Darren Osborne guilty of Finsbury Park mosque murder

A man who deliberately drove a van into a group of Muslims near a north London mosque has been convicted of murder and attempted murder. These were prosecuted as acts of terrorism. Darren Osborne, 48, hired the van in South Wales and drove it to London on Sunday 18 June planning to attack people attending […]

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11 ARRESTS AND 16 VICTIMS SAFEGUARDED IN OPERATION AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN

The victims were Nigerian women who were tricked into working as prostitutes by using voodoo threats to control them The Spanish National Police, supported by Europol, have safeguarded 16 Nigerian women who were forced into prostitution in Zaragoza (Spain), and have arrested 11 members of a criminal network. The organised group operated from Europe, mainly in […]

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: New Year Address to the Nation

President of Russia Vladimir Putin:  Friends, We are on the threshold of a New Year, year 2018. Although we celebrate this every year, we are always happy to usher the year in as something new, hoping that the wishes we make at the stroke of midnight do come true. New Year’s Eve is above all a family celebration. We mark it just as we did when we were children, with […]

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Five people die from injuries after bus crash in Slavyansky Bulvar metro station in Moscow

A bus left a road in Moscow before ploughing into a subway entrance, leaving at least Five people dead and 15 injured, Russian media say. CCTV video shows people scattering as the vehicle ran down the subway’s wide steps before being brought to a halt by the tunnel’s roof. The incident occurred near Slavyansky Bulvar […]

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EIGHT ARRESTS IN HIT AGAINST A CRIMINAL NETWORK INVOLVED IN MIGRANT SMUGGLING AND DOCUMENT FRAUD

Operation YEHYA was carried out by the Aliens Division of Attica, Greece with the support of Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC). Eight persons were arrested, of which seven were members of the organised crime group. Travel documents, computers and money were confiscated. The participating countries worked together in the framework of the EMPACT project targeting Facilitation […]

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Millions of medicines seized in largest operation against the trafficking of misused medicines

In the largest action of its kind, Operation MISMED targeting the illicit trafficking of misused medicines saw some 100 arrests in and the seizure of more than EUR 230 million worth of medicines and doping substances in the EU. In a series of coordinated actions carried out throughout 2017, the French Central Office against Environmental […]

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Big hit against sexual exploitation: criminal group dismantled in Spain and Romania

Spanish National Police and the Romanian Police have joined forces, supported by Europol and Eurojust, to dismantle an organised crime group involved in trafficking women for sexual exploitation in different EU Member States. In total, 11 individuals were arrested and 13 victims were safeguarded. The investigation began in November 2015. The members of the criminal […]

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ILLEGAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES: 29 ARRESTS AND OVER 2,000 ANIMALS SEIZED IN INTERNATIONAL OPERATION SUKAZU

The Spanish Guardia Civil, with the support of Europol and in close cooperation with Mexico, has carried out Operation SUZAKU, resulting in 29 arrests in Spain and in other countries. All of the arrestees have been charged with crimes of smuggling, wildlife crime and animal abuses, as well as being part of a criminal infrastructure. […]

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FIVE ARRESTED FOR SPREADING RANSOMWARE THROUGHOUT EUROPE AND US

During the last week, Romanian authorities have arrested three individuals who are suspected of infecting computer systems by spreading the CTB-Locker (Curve-Tor-Bitcoin Locker) malware – a form of file-encrypting ransomware. Two other suspects from the same criminal group were arrested in Bucharest in a parallel ransomware investigation linked to the US. During this law enforcement […]

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Sheffield arrests over ‘alleged UK Christmas terror plot’

The cordoned off area in Chesterfield, which we put in place following the arrest of a terrorism suspect this morning, has now been significantly reduced. Superintendent Michelle Shooter said: “I would like to thank the people of the town for their patience and understanding during the unavoidable disruption. “We are continuing to support officers from […]

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Putin thanks Trump for CIA data that helped prevent terror attack in St. Petersburg

Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the information passed on by the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that helped detain the terrorists who plotted to set off explosions at Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg and other public places in the city. The information received from the CIA was enough to locate and detain the criminals. The Russian President asked the US President to convey his appreciation to the Central Intelligence Agency director and the operatives of US intelligence services who received […]

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11 ARRESTS AND 9 VICTIMS SAFEGUARDED IN OPERATION AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN

Spanish Guardia Civil and the Romanian Police have joined forces, supported by Europol and Eurojust, to dismantle an organised group involved in trafficking women for sexual exploitation in Madrid. The investigation began last September when the Spanish Guardia Civil received a report from a Romanian woman. She had been recruited months ago in her country […]

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Romania’s most wanted fugitive arrested in Buenos Aires

One of Romania’s most wanted fugitives, A.M., who also featured on the EU Most Wanted website ,was arrested yesterday in Argentina. After a complex investigation, the fugitive, who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for tax evasion, was located in Buenos Aires where he was living a luxurious lifestyle. FAST Romania (IGPR) worked closely together with […]

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