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HELSINKI | Report: 10 arrested in Estonia over massive money laundering

HELSINKI — The Baltic region’s main news agency says ten former employees of the Estonian branch of Danske Bank have been arrested in connection with an ongoing probe into a major money laundering scandal that allegedly involved Russian money. The Baltic News Service cites Estonia’s prosecutors’ office, saying the employees are suspected of “having knowingly … Continue reading HELSINKI | Report: 10 arrested in Estonia over massive money laundering

PARIS | France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident

PARIS — A sixth “yellow vest” protester In France has been killed, this one hit by a truck at a protest roadblock, authorities said Thursday as the movement rocking the country showed no signs of abating. Officials in the Vaucluse department said the driver was arrested and taken into custody after he tried to flee … Continue reading PARIS | France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident

DALLAS | Man arrested in Texas after telling kids Santa isn’t real

DALLAS — Police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church. Aaron Urbanski was arrested Saturday after authorities were called to a church in Cleburne, which was hosting a breakfast with Santa event. Police say they found three people demonstrating outside … Continue reading DALLAS | Man arrested in Texas after telling kids Santa isn’t real

YEREVAN, Armenia | Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

YEREVAN, Armenia — An Armenian court on Friday put the nation’s former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud. Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending police to break up the … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

VISALIA, Calif. | California teacher arrested for forcibly cutting boy’s hair

VISALIA, Calif. — A high school teacher in central California was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after forcibly cutting the hair of one of her students while singing the national anthem, authorities said. Margaret Gieszinger was arrested Wednesday after videos posted to social media showed a student at University Preparatory High School in … Continue reading VISALIA, Calif. | California teacher arrested for forcibly cutting boy’s hair

BEIJING | China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

BEIJING  — China on Thursday demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the U.S. and threatens to complicate trade talks. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Ltd., faces possible extradition to the United States, according to Canadian authorities. The … Continue reading BEIJING | China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

ATHENS, Greece | Greece frees 4 migrant charity workers pending trial

ATHENS, Greece— Greek authorities have released from pre-trial detention four members of a charity working with migrants who had been arrested in August for allegedly helping migrant smuggling. Among the four was Syrian refugee Sara Mardini, who gained international attention when she and her sister — both competitive swimmers — reached the Greek island of … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece frees 4 migrant charity workers pending trial