Canada imposed additional sanctions on Russia on Tuesday, targeting 14 individuals tied to the Moscow regime, including President Putin’s two adult daughters.
A recent investigation found that at least 33 sanctioned Russian oligarchs own shares in no less than 1,402 companies worth US$440 billion across the European Union, United Kingdom and Switzerland.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a Putin-aligned Russian lawmaker and two of his staffers for operating an international foreign influence and disinformation campaign to advance the interests of Russia.
Spanish authorities arrested Tuesday 22 alleged members of a criminal organization linked to the construction of Miami Vice-like go-fast boats specifically outfitted to traffic large quantities of illegal drugs.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) uncovered on Monday a multi-year penny stock scheme that generated US$194 million in illicit proceeds, leading to charges against 15 individuals and one corporate consulting firm spanning three continents.
Kyrgyz authorities accused investigative journalist Bolot Temirov on Tuesday of forging documents and illegally crossing state borders after the news outlet he leads published a story about the son of a high-ranking official winning state contracts.
Croatian police arrested 10 people suspected of being part of a violent criminal network that brought cocaine from South America to Europe. Simultaneously, police in neighboring Serbia again arrested Serbian cocaine king Darko Šarić, who appears to have been cooperating with the group in Croatia.
Amnesty International called for the release of journalists, editors and other media professionals who have been arrested across Russia for their coverage of the invasion of Ukraine.
A Greek investigative journalist said on Monday that prosecutors will investigate who infected his phone with spyware that allowed hackers to see and hear everything he did.
Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich has hit headlines since Russia invaded Ukraine. Billions of his assets have been frozen by a court in Jersey. French authorities have seized a US$120 million mansion he owns on the Riviera coast. And the fate of his U.K. Premier League football club, Chelsea, has been front-page news around the world.