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UNESCO closely follows tides and flooding in Venice World Heritage site

© UNESCO The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is closely monitoring the state of conservation of the World Heritage site of Venice and its Lagoon. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987, Venice faces several threats from overtourism, damage caused by a steady stream of cruise ships, and from the potential negative effects of new […]

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Weapon smugglers arrested in Italy with the support of Europol

On 7 June 2016, the Italian Carabinieri, in close cooperation with Europol, arrested in Catania 2 leading members of the Mafia clan ‘Ceusi’, affiliated to the criminal group ‘Cosa Nostra’ for weapons smuggling. The investigation, coordinated by the local District Anti-Mafia Directorate, was initiated following the seizure in June 2015 of a parcel containing firearms […]

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INTERNATIONAL ATM SKIMMING NETWORK DISMANTLED IN ITALY

On 14 April 2016, the Italian Carabinieri, in close cooperation with Europol, successfully disrupted an international criminal group responsible for large-scale ATM skimming, forgery of documents and money laundering. Composed mainly of Romanian nationals, the criminal network used sophisticated ATM skimming devices which allowed it to compromise ATMs across Europe. Estimated losses incurred by the […]

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