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BERLIN | Germany arrests 2 suspected Syrian ex-secret police members

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested two suspected ex-members of Syria’s secret police on suspicion of carrying out or aiding in crimes against humanity. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the men were arrested Tuesday in Berlin and the southwestern state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Prosecutors said that a 56-year-old high-ranking member of Syria’s General Intelligence … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany arrests 2 suspected Syrian ex-secret police members

MILWAUKEE | Prosecutors: Man asked for video of rape before helping teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man told a 14-year-old Tennessee girl he met online that he’d help her run away when she told him her adoptive father had been raping her, but only if she sent him video proof of an assault, federal prosecutors allege. Prosecutors said in a complaint filed this week against 31-year-old … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Prosecutors: Man asked for video of rape before helping teen

BERLIN | Germany arrests suspect in 2005 killing of Sri Lankan FM

BERLIN —Jan 17, 2019— German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka’s foreign minister. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that police arrested 39-year-old Navanithan G. in southwestern Germany Wednesday and searched his home. The man, whose surname wasn’t released … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany arrests suspect in 2005 killing of Sri Lankan FM

BERLIN | German woman charged over years in IS-controlled Syria

BERLIN —Jan 16, 2019— German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 32-year-old Sabine Ulrike Sch., whose full name wasn’t disclosed in line with privacy rules, faces charges of membership in … Continue reading BERLIN | German woman charged over years in IS-controlled Syria

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims innocence in probe; wall myths

WASHINGTON — Jan 07, 2019—Feeling the pressure of investigations and a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is playing loose with the facts regarding hush payments made by his former attorney Michael Cohen to two women and is changing his story on his promise to build a concrete border wall paid for by Mexico. In … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims innocence in probe; wall myths

WASHINGTON | Woman accused of being Russian agent expected to change plea

WASHINGTON— A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government was expected to plead guilty Thursday, days after prosecutors signaled they had reached a deal. Maria Butina, 30, was to appear before a federal judge, who must sign off on any plea arrangement. The gun rights activist, who was arrested in July, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Woman accused of being Russian agent expected to change plea

WASHINGTON | Trump blames lawyer Michael Cohen for hush money ‘liability’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former lawyer to two women during his 2016 campaign as “a simple private transaction.”  He tweeted Monday that if there was wrongdoing, it’s lawyer Michael Cohen’s “liability” and not his. Federal prosecutors said in a court filing Friday that Cohen “acted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump blames lawyer Michael Cohen for hush money ‘liability’

LAS VEGAS | Jury convicts Las Vegas man in $1.5B investment scheme

LAS VEGAS— A Las Vegas man has been convicted of fraud and money laundering charges in what federal prosecutors say was a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme involving a purported investment company and medical collection business that operated in Nevada and Japan. Edwin Fujinaga faces a March 8 sentencing after a jury convicted him Tuesday of … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Jury convicts Las Vegas man in $1.5B investment scheme