Jailed Tunisia magnate optimistic about winning presidency

PARIS (AP) — Jailed Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui says he's "reasonably optimistic" about winning Tunisia's presidential runoff, where he is facing independent law professor Kais Saied. ...

Lawyer says US bid to extradite North Korean is 'political'

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A lawyer for a North Korean man facing potential extradition from Malaysia to the United States to face money laundering charges says the request is baseless and "politic...

Man linked to Russian agent asks for delay in fraud case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An attorney for a South Dakota man linked to an admitted Russian covert agent is asking a judge to delay his client's trial on accusations he bilked at least $2.3 million from...

Jailed tycoon, professor in Tunisian presidential runoff

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's electoral authority says that jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui and independent law professor Kais Saied are advancing to the country's presidential election runoff. ...

With over half Tunisian votes counted, law professor leads

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — With more than half the votes in Tunisia's presidential race counted, a former conservative constitutional law professor was in the lead. The body in charge of ...

Juventus 'ultra' fan leaders arrested in tickets probe

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Police have arrested 12 hardcore Juventus "ultra" fan leaders for a series of accusations, including making illegal demands to the club to obtain more tickets. Po...

Tunisia seeks new leader to boost economy, fight terror

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are casting ballots in their North African country's second democratic presidential election, choosing among 26 candidates for a leader who can safeguard its young demo...

Sudan court says trial of al-Bashir to resume next week

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese court says the trial of former President Omar al-Bashir on corruption and money laundering charges will resume next week. The court on Saturday heard the test...

Former Anderlecht executive charged in money-laundering case

BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Anderlecht executive Herman Van Holsbeeck was handed preliminary charges of money-laundering, forgery and criminal conspiracy on Friday for his alleged role in a corruption case...

Jailed Tunisia presidential candidate starts hunger strike

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for a jailed presidential candidate in Tunisia said his client has started a hunger strike to defend his right to take part in Sunday's election. In a ...

Former Anderlecht executive arrested in fraud case

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police have arrested former Anderlecht executive Herman Van Holsbeeck as part of a money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer. The prosecutor's o...

Swiss say Facebook's digital currency plan will face hurdles

GENEVA (AP) — Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency to be called Libra. Facebook unveiled ...

Player's agent arrested in money laundering soccer probe

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police have arrested two people, including a player's agent, as part of an international money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer. Brussels prosecutors...

China likely source of pirated gold bars in global market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Bars of gold fraudulently stamped with well-known refineries' logos are believed to be making their way to the global market, and China is allegedly the major source o...

Brazil police arrest son of ex-official in bribes case

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian federal police have arrested the son of a former energy minister as part of an investigation into corruption and money laundering involving construction of the huge Bel...