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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.

North Korea could test another ICBM as early as Wednesday night, US official says
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:04:00 GMTNorth Korea could test another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as early as Wednesday night, according to a U.S. official. If the regime launches an ICBM, it will be the 11th ballistic missile test this year and the first since the nation's ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arsal: Hezbollah, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham agree ceasefire
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:13:00 GMTFighting between Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and a former al-Qaeda affiliate on the Syria-Lebanon border halted on Thursday after a ceasefire was reached, Lebanese media and Hezbollah outlets reported. The truce in the mountainous Juroud Arsal area ...

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 ...

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 ...

Russian wanted in US caught in Greece for money laundering
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTA Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through bitcoin transactions was ordered held in custody in Greece on Wednesday until a U.S. extradition request can be examined.



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