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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 ...

Catholic priest killed by ISIS remembered in memorial marking year since attack
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:32:00 GMTAn emotionally-charged mass Wednesday -- attended by French President Emmanuel Macron -- marked one year since the brutal murder of a Catholic priest whose throat was slit by two 19-year-old ISIS terrorists. The ceremony took place outside the Saint ...

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 ...

Anti-Semitism Claims Hound U.K.’s Labour Party Despite Rise in Polls
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:54:00 GMTLONDON — Britain’s Labour Party is riding high in the polls, but some of its most loyal members find themselves wavering in their support because of what they see as an increase in anti-Semitism that they consider to be linked to the party. Take Steve ...

Judge sets deadline for doctors, parents of Charlie Gard to agree on end-of-life plan
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:21:00 GMTBritain's High Court has given Charlie Gard's family until noon Thursday to agree with Great Ormond Street Hospital on how the terminally ill infant should be cared for before his death. Both Charlie's parents and his physicians at Great Ormond Street ...

Trump's call to ban transgender people from the military sparks outrage, confusion
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMTThe Trump administration hit Venezuela with a new round of economic sanctions Wednesday in a bid to discourage President Nicolas Maduro from rewriting his nation's constitution, which U.S. officials said could doom Venezuela's democracy. The sanctions ...

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 ...

Senate rejects a leading GOP healthcare proposal with more tough votes expected today
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:04:00 GMTRetired Gen. Elazar Stern was stupefied when a reporter from Israel Army Radio called Wednesday to ask for his reaction to President Trump’s series of tweets about banning the service of transgender military personnel. “What?” Stern asked.

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 ...

Pakistan PM Sharif accuses India of ‘harming’ Saarc
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:40:00 GMTPakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday accused India of harming the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) and undermining the spirit of the regional forum. Addressing a joint news conference with Maldives President Abdulla ...

Wildfires threaten French Riviera
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:02:00 GMTBORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France — Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France’s southern Cote d’Azur coast and forced the evacuation of at least ...

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 ...



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