Measures taken by governments to restrict the spread of the coronavirus have led to more sexual abuse cases and especially “children may be at an increased risk of sexual exploitation both online and offline,” Interpol warned on Monday.
Anti-corruption authorities are investigating the offshore companies of two brothers that are on the brink of receiving hundreds of millions in compensation from the country’s largest state run bank following a ruling that is being described as a colossal failure of the Ukrainian justice system.
Russia’s foremost opposition figure and anti-corruption campaigner on Monday woke from a medically-induced coma he was placed into after he was poisoned with a state-developed nerve agent in what critics believe was a targeted attack by the Kremlin.
A Hawaii businesswoman pleaded guilty on Monday for her role in an “unregistered lobbying campaign” that attempted to influence the U.S. government on behalf of foreign interests. Her testimony may contribute to the future prosecution of other individuals with close connections to the current administration.
Protesters arrested during the widespread anti-government demonstrations that erupted in Iran last year have been beaten, electrocuted and otherwise tortured, according to a new report Amnesty International published on Wednesday.
During televised remarks that followed a cabinet meeting on the coronavirus pandemic, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly called on the country’s top customs official to simply execute drug smugglers.
At the behest of the Crown Prince, the King of Saudi Arabia has sacked the commander of the country’s armed forces in Yemen, along with five other officers including the commander’s son, over allegations of corruption, referring them to the country’s anti-graft agency for investigation.
Authorities in Ukraine have seized assets belonging to an organised criminal group alleged to have orchestrated a pyramid scheme to defraud up to 600,000 people of more than US$250 million since the beginning of 2019.
Steven Crea, second in command of New York City’s Luchese crime family, has been sentenced to life in prison for murder and racketeering, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday.
Three Baltic countries on Monday imposed travel bans on 30 top Belarusian officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko, in response to a brutal crackdown against protesters who claim the authoritarian ruler rigged the August 9 election.