The president of Ecuador fired over the weekend two top officials and replaced the head of the police after seven incarcerated suspects in the August assassination of a presidential candidate were killed.
The founder and editor of the English-language outlet NewsClick in India, Prabir Purkayastha, who was arrested last week during a government crackdown on critical media, denied accusations made by prosecutors during a Monday hearing that he was receiving money to spread pro-China propaganda, calling them "bogus."
European Parliamentarians drafted a law on Thursday aimed at criminalizing illegal adoption, forced marriage, and surrogacy for reproductive exploitation, with the goal of protecting human trafficking victims and dismantling criminal networks profiting from this trade.
A day after Croatia arrested four people on suspicion of committing fraud related to European Union subsidies and money laundering, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) initiated an investigation into the four suspects and one company on Thursday.
More than 25 million wildlife trade transactions have been reported over the past 50 years by signatory parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the world's most comprehensive international wildlife trade organization announced.
The U.S. has sanctioned 28 individuals and companies responsible for producing and distributing deadly drugs such as fentanyl, methamphetamine, MDMA, and precursor chemicals for drug production to the United States and Mexico through a Chinese supply chain.
A Russian court has sentenced journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who dared to openly challenge state propaganda, to 8.5 years in a penal colony for “spreading false news about the Russian Army,” as reported by the Russian independent human rights monitor OVD-Info on Wednesday.
The European Parliament is progressing towards the final stages of the draft of the European Media Freedom Act, which aims to establish a set of rules for European member states to safeguard journalists, media freedom, and independence, protecting them from government, private, and political interference.
The head of the U.S. company Metalhouse LLC pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to commit money laundering to promote violations of U.S. sanctions against a sanctioned Russian oligarch and his companies.
Faced with Western condemnation and hundreds of sanctions following its war on Ukraine, Russia is seeking allies in Latin America by hosting the First Russia-Latin America Parliamentary Conference, held in Moscow from September 29 to October 2.