In the most recent crackdown on foreign and independent media, which appears to have escalated in anticipation of the upcoming elections in March, Russian officials designated Radio Svoboda (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – RFE/RL) as an “undesirable organization.”
The United States charged the head of a Japanese crime group who tried to sell plutonium and uranium from Myanmar to undercover Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents. The agents pretended to be buying it on behalf of Iran.
The U.S. and Canada sanctioned Friday hundreds of individuals and entities to mark the two year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, joining the U.K and the EU in putting pressure on the Kremlin.
The European Union has unveiled its 13th package of restrictive measures targeting the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine is soon entering its third year.
U.K. authorities have frozen 22 London properties that the Azerbaijani lawmaker Javanshir Feyziyev and his wife are suspected to have bought with “the proceeds of unlawful conduct,” a high court heard on Thursday.
Law enforcement from 10 countries have dismantled the criminal operation of the world’s most prolific and harmful Russia-based ransomware group LockBit at every level, Europol stated on Tuesday.
Animal welfare advocates have welcomed the decision of the African Union to ban the donkey skin trade which was fueled by the growing demand for the skins in China but contributed to the decline of the donkey population on the continent.
A Cypriot anti-corruption body announced on Tuesday that a team of investigators would look into corruption allegations against former President Nicos Anastasiades outlined in a book called "Mafia State" by Makarios Drousiotis, a Cypriot investigative journalist, and author.
Czech authorities arrested on Monday ten suspects linked to a multi-year corruption and money laundering conspiracy involving public contracts to procure medical supplies for the country’s hospitals.
"Three days ago, Vladimir Putin killed my husband, Alexei Navalny," declared Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of the Russian opposition leader, in her first public address on her husband's YouTube channel on Monday.