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Alexander Bastrykin expressed his condolences to families of victims of Kerch tragedy

Alexander Bastrykin, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims of the accident in the Kerch Technical College. “It is an irreparable loss for you, but I promise that the investigation will do its utmost to define in detail the causes of the accident and […]

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UNHCR and IOM appeal to European leaders to tackle Mediterranean deaths

Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants and refugees bound for Italy. © IOM/Francesco Malavolta Ahead of this week’s meeting of European Union (EU) Heads of State and Government, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are together appealing to European leaders to urgently take steps to address this year’s record rate of […]

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In Republic of Crimea, probe launched into blast at college in city of Kerch

The Crimean Regional Office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation launched a probe into a blast at one of the colleges of Kerch under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of Russia (terrorism). According to preliminary data, today an unidentified explosive device filled with metal items went off in the canteen of the […]

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UNHCR sounds alarm as Mediterranean Sea deaths pass 1,500 mark

Photo by Frontex More than 1,500 refugees and migrants have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean in the first seven months of this year. The bleak milestone was confirmed after more than 850 lives were lost in June and July alone, marking the Mediterranean crossing as the deadliest sea route in the world. […]

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Coalition strikes kill high-value Daesh members

Iraqi Security Forces fire at known ISIS locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border using an M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer, June 5, 2018. Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition partners provided fire support as they continued Operation Roundup, the military offensive to rid the final pockets of the terrorist organization from the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria. […]

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ONLINE SCAMMERS CAPTURED AFTER CAUSING EUR 18 MILLION OF DAMAGE IN MORE THAN 35 000 CASES

Huge operation by the German Prosecutor’s Office of Dresden, the Saxon State Office of Criminal Investigation the Lithuanian Police and the Lithuanian Prosecutor’s Office On the action days 15 people were detained and 31 house searches carried out in nine European countries Europol and Eurojust supported the cross-border operation After six years of preparation and […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 45,808 in 2018; Deaths Reach 1,405

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 45,808 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 1 July, with just around 36 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (29%) and Spain (34%). A small number of arrivals have been reported landing this year to Cyprus and Malta, […]

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BIG HIT AGAINST TAX EVADING CHINESE CRIMINAL GROUP OPERATING IN SPAIN

The Spanish Guardia Civil, in collaboration with the Spanish Tax Agency and supported by Europol, has dismantled a Chinese criminal organisation that fraudulently imported goods into the European Union (EU) from China. The Europol-supported operation represents the biggest success for financial investigators so far this year, with EUR 8 million in cash seized by law […]

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MORE THAN 100 CHILDREN SMUGGLED FROM MOROCCO TO SPAIN: POLICE HIT TWO ORGANISED CRIME GROUPS

The criminal gangs operated across Spain and Morocco and were involved in smuggling unaccompanied minors – mainly Moroccan nationals – into Spain and providing them with accommodation and documents. With the support of Europol, the Spanish National Police has dismantled two organised crime groups dedicated to facilitating the illegal entry of unaccompanied minors from Morocco […]

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CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN ACTION: POLICE RAID INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING RING

Huge operation sees members of synthetic drug gang arrested and drug production laboratories shut down The Polish Police Central Bureau of Investigation, with the help of Dutch and German police, has identified and shut down a major supplier of chemicals intended to be made into synthetic drugs in  the Netherlands. The cross-border operation saw law […]

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ECHR rejects complaint about prison conditions by man who committed 2011 Norway killings and bombing

The case concerned complaints by the applicant, whose previous name was Anders Behring Breivik, about his conditions of detention. In its decision in the case, which was brought under the applicant’s new name of Fjotolf Hansen as Hansen v. Norway (application no. 48852/17), the European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Committee of three […]

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TERRORIST THREAT IN THE EU REMAINS HIGH DESPITE THE DECLINE OF IS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA

The van used in the London Bridge attacks in 2017 Photo by Metropolitan Police New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil In 2017, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) – reason enough for Europol not to […]

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IPCC sends governments Final Draft of Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC

GENEVA, June 4 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is inviting governments to comment on the Final Draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC (SR15) ahead of the approval plenary for the SPM at the IPCC’s 48th session in early October.    The IPCC distributed the […]

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The Riigikogu celebrates the National Flag Day

Monday, 4 June is the 134th anniversary of the national flag of Estonia. The Board of the Riigikogu and the Estonian Flag Association invite everybody to the solemn raising of the flag of Estonia at 7 a.m. in the Governor’s Garden at Toompea, at the foot of the Tall Hermann Tower. From 2 p.m. to […]

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Prime Minister Theresa May gave this message one year after the London Bridge attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May The attack on London Bridge and Borough Market was a cowardly attempt to strike at the heart of our freedoms by deliberately targeting people enjoying their Saturday night with friends and family. Today we remember those who died and the many more who were injured, and also pay tribute to the […]

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AN OFFER HE COULDN’T REFUSE – MEMBER OF ITALIAN COSA NOSTRA ARRESTED IN GERMANY

On 7 May, following a joint investigation under the umbrella of Europol, and coordinated by the Italian State Police (Central Operations Service, Police HQ Catania and Adrano), with the collaboration of the German Law Enforcement Authorities, Polizei Darmstadt, one of the most important fugitives in Italy and member of the Italian Crime Syndicate COSA NOSTRA, […]

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:SWEDEN: Several individuals suspected of preparation to commit a terrorist offence

Three individuals have been arrested on suspicion of preparation to carry out a terrorist attack. The Swedish Security Service, assisted by the Swedish Police Authority, has taken action in several locations in Sweden on 30 April. The preparations related to the suspected crime have been ongoing for some time. Actions have been taken in northern […]

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Man funding the so-called Islamic State apprehended in Spain

This morning the Spanish National Police, with the support of Europol and the National Intelligence Center, arrested a Moroccan individual in Málaga, Spain, suspected of terrorist financing. The arrestee had been sending large amounts of money to his wife – highly radicalised and considered one of the most dangerous terrorists by the Spanish authorities – […]

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Illegal waste trafficking: how to make EUR 1.8 million from 200 000 used tyres

The Spanish Guardia Civil, with the support of Europol and Ameripol, dismantled a criminal group illegally trading used tyres in several countries across Africa, America and Europe As part of Operation ROTAMM, the Guardia Civil dismantled a criminal group operating from Spain that acquired used tyres and sold them illegally in Africa, America and Europe. […]

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Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate retired by the World Meteorological Organization

Due to the extensive damage caused in the United States and Caribbean last year, the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV Hurricane Committee has officially retired these names. Storm names are retired if they were so deadly or destructive that the future use of the name would be insensitive – otherwise names are reused by NOAA’s National Hurricane […]

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