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CRIMINAL GROUP PRODUCING AND CIRCULATING FAKE EURO BANKNOTES IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL BUSTED

The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) have dismantled a counterfeit euro print shop in Spain with the support of Europol. The criminal group, based in the port city of Huelva, manufactured fake banknotes in 10, 20 and 50 euro denominations. The operation has prevented €250 000 in fraudulent cash from circulating in Spain and Portugal. […]

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In the Republic of Dagestan, two women suspected of financing terrorism detained

The Dagestan Republican Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia detained two women, a 24-year-old and a 33-year-old, under previously launched probes. They are suspected of committing offenses under Part 3 of Article 33, Part 4 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (organization of financing terrorism). The investigation established that in […]

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The World Must Address Iran’s Nuclear Escalation – MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE

Iran’s latest nuclear escalations reflect the regime’s intentions all along: to extort the international community into accepting its violence and terror while it undermines the sovereignty of its neighbors. Members of the international community who are rightly concerned with Iran’s latest attacks and provocations should imagine how Iran would behave with a nuclear weapon. The […]

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The Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches advocates opening up marriage to same-sex couples

At its meeting on 29 August 2019, the Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) decided to endorse the opening up of civil marriages to same-sex couples. The Council also decided to recommend to the member churches of the FSPC that they adopt an extended civil law concept of marriage as a prerequisite […]

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9 suspects arrested in Poland for luxury car theft

Polish Border Guard and the Swedish police, supported by Europol, have dismantled an organised crime group involved in the theft of luxury cars across Europe.  Back in January 2019, the Polish border guards found a car stolen from Sweden, transported by ferry into the country. This discovery initiated a cross-border investigation into an organised crime group specialised […]

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US State Department warns ISIS grew and evolved worldwide as it lost territory in Syria

Photo: Dawn Armfield The United States and its partners made major strides to defeat and degrade international terrorist organizations in 2018. Together, we liberated nearly all the territory ISIS previously held in Syria and Iraq, freeing 110,000 square kilometers and roughly 7.7 million men, women, and children from ISIS’s brutal rule. These successes set the […]

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UNESCO expresses solidarity with Japan as fire rips through World Heritage site in Okinawa

Copyright: © Ko Hon Chiu Vincent UNESCO offers its sincere solidarity with the people of Japan, and in particular the residents of Okinawa, who have lost a cultural and historical symbol of the Ryukyu islands. UNESCO stands ready to assist the authorities as needed. In the early morning hours of 31 October, a number of […]

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Investigative Committee of Russia launches probe into genocide upon murder of inmates of Yeysk children’s home in 1942

The Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia launched a probe under Article 357 of the Criminal Code of Russia (genocide) upon examination of archive materials declassified by the Federal Security Service of Russia on the murder of inmates of Yeysk children’s home in October 1942. According to the archive data, Sonderkommando SS-10 […]

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FRENCH JEWELLER HELD IN GERMANY IN INTERNATIONAL GOLD TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATION

A gold trafficking case between France and Germany thought to be worth at least €1 million has led to the arrest on 21 October of a French jeweller and nine of his accomplices, as well as the seizure of nearly €3 million of criminal assets. The 56-year old jeweller was arrested on a train at […]

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Russian investigation grants access to Polish commission for another examination of the wreckage of the Presidential plane Tu-154M

Wreckage from the Tu-154 at the crash site Upon request for legal assistance from Polish colleagues, representatives of the Investigative Committee of Russia and officials of Polish relevant authorities proceeded to the examination of the wreckage of the plane crashed in April 2010. This is the second visit of the Polish party to Russia related […]

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:ISIS: Statement from the President on the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph and one of the world’s most-wanted terrorists, is believed to have been killed in a raid conducted by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, officials say. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an online video on April 29, 2019 Last night, the United States brought the world’s number […]

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The Insurance Council of Texas: Dallas records costliest tornado loss in Texas history

After the National Weather Service confirmed that a total of nine tornadoes touched down in and around Dallas County, ICT has estimated insured damages at $2 billion dollars. Preliminary projected estimates include over 30,000 auto and home claims. Commercial and business claims projections are still coming in at this time and the financial impact may likely rise. […]

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NATO Defence Ministers discuss security challenges, including situation in northeast Syria

“There are different views among Allies, and we had a frank and open discussion, but we focused on the way forward,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. NATO Defence Ministers met in Brussels on Thursday (24 October 2019) to discuss a wide range of issues, including the situation in northeast Syria. “There are different views […]

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Essex Police: 39 bodies found in lorry container

We were called by colleagues from the ambulance service shortly before 1.40am this morning Wednesday 23 October following the discovery of a lorry container with people inside at Waterglade Industrial Park, Eastern Avenue, Grays. Emergency services arrived but sadly, 39 people were pronounced dead at the scene. Early indications suggest 38 are adults and one […]

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HUMAN SMUGGLING NETWORK BUSTED: EUROPOL SUPPORTS ACTION DAYS IN CROATIA, SLOVENIA AND BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Coordinated action days held between July and October have resulted in the arrest of 10 members of an organised crime group and identification of at least 150 irregular migrants who were smuggled by the criminals. THE WESTERN-BALKAN MIGRATION ROUTE: THE HOTTEST IN EUROPE At least half of the migrant smuggling cases reported to Europol are […]

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BURGLARS WHO TARGETED LA LIGA FOOTBALLERS’ HOMES ARRESTED IN MADRID

In the framework of Operation OP HABITAT RINIA, the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil), in close cooperation with the Albanian Police and Europol, arrested 5 individuals for their alleged involvement in a spate of burglaries targeting the homes of high-profile football players in Spain. The group, which consists of 4 Albanian nationals and one Spaniard, […]

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Suspects detained as part of the investigation into the death of people at the dam breach in Krasnoyarsk

The Krasnoyarsk and Khakassia Regional Office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continue the investigation of a probe under Part 3 of Article 216 of the Criminal Code of Russia (violation of safety rules during work that has entailed by negligence the death of two or more persons). As part of the investigation, […]

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OPERATION SECTIO – INTERNATIONAL HIT AGAINST BELARUSIAN ORGANISED CRIME GROUP INVOLVED IN INTERNATIONAL CARGO THEFTS.

The German Police Department Heidekreis, in cooperation with the French Gendarmerie and Czech authorities, the German State Criminal Police Office of Saxony-Anhalt, EMPACT OPC, and Europol dismantled a Belarusian organised crime group involved in international cargo thefts.  The group was targeting trucks on motorway rest areas and parking lots to steal the cargo. The group […]

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476 POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING IDENTIFIED DURING THE LARGE-SCALE JOINT ACTION DAYS 2019

162 arrests and 111 new investigations in coordinated joint actions against human trafficking Between 16-25 September, Europol coordinated the EMPACT Large-Scale Joint Action Days (LS-JAD) 2019. The actions targeted synthetic drugs and new psychoactive substances and, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, document fraud and environmental crime and involved law enforcement authorities from EU Member States, third-party […]

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Forced Movement of Migrants in Bosnia Sparks Warning of Humanitarian Emergency

Concern is rising for the welfare of migrants in Bosnia with winter just around the corner. Archive/IOM 2018 Sarajevo – Serious concerns have been expressed in Bosnia at the forcible transfer of large numbers of migrants to an already overcrowded and dangerous accommodation centre. The Vucjak centre, near Bihac on the Bosnia-Croatia border has been […]

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