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MOSCOW | Russian court convicts ex-policemen of 56 murders

MOSCOW— A court in Russia‘s eastern Siberia has convicted a former policeman of murdering 56 women, bringing the number he is believed to have killed to at least 78. The court on Monday found Mikhail Popkov, from the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk, guilty of the murders between 1994 and 2000 and sentenced him to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian court convicts ex-policemen of 56 murders

MUMBAI, India | India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

MUMBAI, India— As Mumbai marked the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 166 in India’s financial capital on Monday, the United States made a new reward offer for information on the 2008 siege. The Pakistani gunmen who waged the attack were killed or captured. But U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that those … Continue reading MUMBAI, India | India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

BUCHAREST, Romania | Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

BUCHAREST, Romania— Romanian prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. Four Romanians were convicted of stealing Picasso’s “Tete d’Arlequin” and six other valuable paintings from the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam. One of them, Olga Dogaru, told … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

NEW YORK | Former WFAN radio host Craig Carton convicted of fraud

NEW YORK— Craig Carton, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, emerged from a courthouse where he was convicted of fraud Wednesday to say he was disappointed with the verdict, though he respected it. “I need to let it sink in now,” Carton said. “I’m going to go home … Continue reading NEW YORK | Former WFAN radio host Craig Carton convicted of fraud

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Another member quits body that awards Nobel literature prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A member of the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature says she is leaving the body that has been marred by sex-abuse and financial crimes scandals. Swedish broadcaster SVT says Jayne Svenungsson is the eighth person to quit or to be forced off the 18-member board of the Swedish Academy … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Another member quits body that awards Nobel literature prize

NEW YORK | Bangladeshi immigrant convicted in NYC subway bombing

NEW YORK— A Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a pipe bomb in New York City’s busiest subway station at rush hour has been convicted of terrorism charges. The verdict against Akayed Ullah was returned on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The defense said Ullah intended to kill only himself last Dec. 11. Nobody died and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bangladeshi immigrant convicted in NYC subway bombing

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian ex-prison chief serving 20 years dies in jail

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian authorities say Alexandru Visinescu, a communist-era prison guard serving a 20-year sentence for crimes against humanity, has died in prison at 93. Bianca Filote, spokeswoman for the Institute for Investigating the Crimes of Communism told The Associated Press that Visinescu died Monday at Rahova prison hospital. He was convicted in 2015 … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian ex-prison chief serving 20 years dies in jail