Portuguese Safe Thieves Busted

A Portuguese criminal gang wound up under arrest Sunday, but not before it had managed to  empty 15 safes of cash, jewelry and other valuables worth up to €200,000 (US$220 000), reports weekly newspaper the Portugal News.

Russia Investigates Space Center Corruption

Russian authorities launched two criminal cases Thursday, after discovering the theft of at least 11 billion rubles (US$172 million) of the 91 billion ($1.4 billion) invested in the country’s new space center -- Cosmodrome Vostochny, Reuters reported Thursday.