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Prince Andrew speaks out on underage sex allegation

Jan 23, 2015

Prince Andrew speaks out on underage sex allegation

Britain’s Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenager. The 54-year-old royal, Queen Elizabeth II’s second son and fifth in line to the British throne, has faced increasing pressure to respond to the ...

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

Jan 23, 2015

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

One of New York state’s most powerful politicians was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. The 70-year-old New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken ...

Italy unveils record haul of antiquities from Swiss raids

Jan 22, 2015

Italy unveils record haul of antiquities from Swiss raids

Authorities on Wednesday unveiled what they said was a record haul of rare antiquities illegally looted from Italy and discovered during raids on Swiss warehouses belonging to a Sicilian former art dealer. Police estimated the value of the 5,361 vases, kraters, bronze statues and ...

Jan 22, 2015

Spanish police break up prostitution ring exploiting minors

Police have broken up a prostitution ring offering the services of over 400 females, some of them minors, and have arrested 29 people, the interior ministry said Wednesday. The ring recruited adult women and girls between the ages of 14 and 17 in a ...

Jan 21, 2015

Paris to sue Fox News for reports on Muslim 'no-go zones'

The city of Paris said Tuesday it plans to sue U.S. chain Fox News for reports that there were “no-go zones” in the French capital that police and non-Muslims avoid. The reports in the wake of the Islamist attacks in Paris two weeks ago ...

Jury selection to start in Colorado cinema massacre trial

Jan 21, 2015

Jury selection to start in Colorado cinema massacre trial

The first of some 9,000 potential jurors will report to court in Colorado on Tuesday as selection begins for the trial of James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student who killed 12 people in July 2012 at a midnight screening of a Batman movie. ...