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Kaohsiung police urge netizens not to share disinformation video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung’s police bureau on Saturday (April 16) clarified the origins of footage showing police shooting a mobster dead in a recent disinformation video that has be...

Putin’s Pollock: US seafood imports fuel Russian war machine

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. ban on seafood imports from Russia over its invasion of Ukraine was supposed to sap billions of dollars from Vladimir Putin’s war machine. But shortcomings in imp...

Russian authorities arrest journalist for reports on Ukraine

A criminal case has been opened against a Siberian journalist whose news website had published content critical of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, Russian media reported on Thursday. ...

Swiss to unfreeze $430M as Egypt money laundering probe ends

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss prosecutors will not file any charges after concluding a decade-long investigation into alleged money laundering and organized crime linked to late former President Hosni Mubarak’s...

Boxing urged to cut ties with promoter sanctioned by US

DUBLIN (AP) — Some of the biggest figures in boxing have been urged to cut ties with a promoter who fronts an Irish organized crime gang targeted with sanctions by the American government on Tuesday. ...

Juvenile lifer seeks reprieve amid broader push for leniency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Shortly after Riley Briones Jr. arrived in federal prison, he cut his long, braided hair in a symbolic death of his old self. As a leader of a violent gang an...

Ansel Elgort takes on Japan mafia in HBO drama series

TOKYO (AP) — The HBO Max drama series “Tokyo Vice” takes the perennial story of a novice reporter on the police beat but places it in the bustling exotic landscape of the Japanese capital of the 1990s...

NY mobster who escaped federal custody rearrested in Florida

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York mobster who escaped federal custody in Florida has been rearrested, officials said. Dominic Taddeo, 64, a Rochester organized crime figure who kille...

Albania charges Iranian man for alleged terror links

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutor’s office said Friday it has charged an Iranian man of supporting terror organizations and abusing computer data. The Special Structure Agai...

Migrants hopeful, suspicious at US reopening to asylum

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — More than a dozen migrants excitedly ran out of their dormitory at the Good Samaritan shelter here at the mere mention that the Biden administration may lift a rule that e...

N.Macedonia: Police seize 150 kg marijuana, arrest 3 men

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Three men suspected of being part of an international drug smuggling ring were arrested in North Macedonia, where police seized about 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of marij...

Live updates: Officials clarify Biden's comment

BERLIN -- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says that neither NATO nor U.S. President Joe Biden aim to bring about regime change in Russia. Biden said of Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Suspect in 1971 killing in Massachusetts held without bail

The man charged in the 1971 killing of a Massachusetts mother has a long criminal record and a general disdain for the justice system, the prosecutor said Wednesday in arguing that the suspect be deta...

Something fishy: Wildlife trafficking from Mexico to China

Wildlife trafficking from Mexico to China receives little attention, but it is growing and threatens biodiversity. Moreover, while the connections between wildlife trafficking and drug cartels are som...

Man in cocaine plot that led to kidnapping gets 63 months

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Montreal man was sentenced Wednesday to just over five years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to smuggle 1,500 kilos (3,300 pounds) of cocaine from Peru to Vermont and then...