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Russian Suspected of Running $4 Billion Bitcoin Laundering Ring Arrested
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:52:00 GMTATHENS — A Russian man suspected of laundering at least $4 billion in criminal funds by switching them into the digital currency bitcoin has been arrested in Greece, police said on Wednesday. Police sources identified the individual as Alexander Vinnik, 38.

Rikers Island jail inmate missing prompting lockdown, official says
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:45:00 GMTThis June 20, 2014 photo shows the Rikers Island jail with the New York skyline in the background. Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 11:53 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The jail complex at Rikers Island was placed on lockdown Wednesday night after an inmate was reported ...

Inmates release video showing brazen escape from California prison
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:04:00 GMTVideo shot by three inmates with a smuggled mobile phone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a southern California jail last year. SANTA ANA -- New cell phone video released Wednesday shows how three inmates escaped ...

Former S. Korean Culture Minister Guilty for Artists Blacklists
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:45:00 GMTSeoul, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the former presidential chief of staff and the former culture minister to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists and denying them state support because they were believed to be ...

Macron Unleashes a Decade of Italian Anger Since Zidane Headbutt
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:57:00 GMTThe 2006 World Cup final should have been a triumph for Italians, but all people remember now is the iconic French soccer captain Zinedine Zidane headbutting an opponent in the last minutes. The controversy overshadowed much of the glory for the winning ...

Boris Johnson lends support to Australia-UK free trade deal
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:40:00 GMTSYDNEY – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday that he supports a proposed free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia, as his country looks to strengthen its relationships with allies ahead of Britain's departure ...

Volkswagen earnings rise in stronger European economy
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:14:00 GMTVolkswagen's profits rose in the first half of the year as the German carmaker benefited from increased sales in a growing European economy and it moved past one-time costs for its diesel emissions scandal in the U.S. After-tax profit rose to 6.6 billion ...

Fake Brazilian butt implant surgeon gunned down in suspected revenge attack
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:08:00 GMTA fake doctor who reportedly had carried out a string of botched butt implants in Brazil has been killed in a suspected revenge attack. A man entered the apartment of Marcilene Soares Gama on Saturday and tied her hands behind her back and made her get ...

Why North Korea still hates the United States: The legacy of the Korean War
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:11:00 GMT(CNN)The pause button was hit on the Korean War 64 years ago Thursday. Its legacy of destruction lives on. In just three years, the war claimed the lives of millions of people and forever changed the Korean Peninsula. "We went over there and fought the war ...

US tells local Syrian allies they must only fight ISIS and not Assad, prompting exit of allied group
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:10:00 GMT(CNN)The US-led coalition fighting ISIS has told its local Syrian allies that they must be exclusively focused on fighting ISIS and not fight the Syrian regime, a directive that prompted one rebel group to depart a joint coalition base in Southern Syria ...

Rihanna Meets With French President Macron to Talk Education
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:09:00 GMTPop star Rihanna has been putting in some “work” on global education efforts, and a meeting Wednesday’s with France’s president appears to have paid off. President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter after the pair met in Paris that he is "committed ...

Two killed in Venezuela as opposition strike begins
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:13:00 GMTFresh clashes lift number killed in four months of violence to more than 100, as Maduro's controversial election nears. More than 100 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and police over the past four months [AFP] At least two people were ...

Trump Says Transgender People Can't Serve In Military
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:25:00 GMTPresident Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, a year after the Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender service members. In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, he wrote: After ...

White House Imposes New Sanctions to Punish Venezuela’s President
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:22:00 GMTThe White House announced new sanctions Wednesday on 13 current and former Venezuelan officials and threatened further economic measures if President Nicolás Maduro follows through with plans rewrite the country’s constitution. Maduro, whose approval ...



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