Spain Seizes Stolen Ukrainian Treasures Valued at 60M Euro

Spanish law enforcement has detained five individuals suspected of being part of a criminal network engaged in the illegal trade of Ukrainian historical artifacts. Several of these artifacts were successfully recovered, including eleven gold pieces with an estimated value exceeding 60 million euros (US$63.44 million).

Venezuela Releases Journalist and Four Political Prisoners

Among the released individuals is Roland Carreño, a Venezuelan journalist known for his critical stance against President Nicolás Maduro's government. Carreño was arrested in Caracas in October 2020 by the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) on charges of alleged money laundering, financing terrorism, criminal conspiracy, and illegal trafficking of war weapons.

US Sanctions Bosnian Serb Leader’s Children for Corruption

The U.S. imposed sanctions on the children of Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik and four companies under their management, highlighting concerns that the Bosnian Serb region, known as Republika Srpska (RS), is increasingly resembling a Dodik family enterprise rather than a political entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Russia Detains RFE/RL U.S.-Russian Journalist

Russian authorities have detained a Russian-American journalist who works for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and accused her of failing to declare herself as a foreign agent, a crime that carries a penalty of up to five years in prison in Russia.