European police crack encrypted phones network, arrest hundreds in major cyber sting
European police delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network, allowing them to covertly watch "over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations and torture, officers announced Thursday.
Man who beheaded US journalist Daniel Pearl, 3 others linked to crime will remain in jail – for now
Four men who were sentenced to life in prison for the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl but then were later exonerated, will remain in prison for three more months, officials said Thursday.
China takes aim at 4 US media companies, demanding staff, business info
China has demanded information regarding staff and business operations from four major U.S. media outlets in retaliation to the U.S. government previously requesting similar information from China state owned media agencies.
Coronavirus spreads to Timbuktu, despite its remote location
Timbuktu, a notoriously difficult town to reach in the Sahara Desert, has reported hundreds of coronavirus cases in recent weeks as health officials worry that the virus could spread to other remote areas controlled by extremist groups.
Italy confiscates $1B worth of amphetamines made by ISIS in Syria
Italian police seized 14 tons of amphetamines with a street value of approximately $1.15 billion, which they suspect was headed for the home base of a notorious European crime clan in Naples and outsourced from ISIS drug producers in Syria.
Russian voters keep Putin in power until 2036
Russian voters on Wednesday overwhelming approved amendments to Russia’s constitution that will keep President Vladimir Putin in power until 2036, concluding a weeklong vote that critics say was marred by pressure on voters and other irregularities.