An aerial view shows the stage where Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump had been standing during an assassination attempt the day before, and the roof of a nearby building where a gunman was shot dead by law enforcement, in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Sunday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2024
Shooter came within inches of killing Trump, but left few clues as to why
Thomas Matthew Crooks is not known to be political, and the FBI has yet to identify a motive behind the 20-year-old nursing home aide’s actions.
Armin Papperger, CEO of German weapons producer and automotive supplier Rheinmetall, during a virtual news conference. The United States foiled a Russian plot earlier this year to assassinate Papperger, CNN has reported.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2024
Germany says it won't be cowed after reported Russian plot to kill arms firm CEO
U.S. intelligence officials warned German authorities that Russia was plotting to kill Armin Papperger, the head of Europe’s biggest weapons producer.
A Palestinian casts his shadow on a damaged wall as he inspects the site of an Israeli strike outside a school sheltering displaced people in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 11, 2024
Gaza airstrike hits gathering at school soccer match, witnesses say
The Israeli military said the strike, which Palestinian officials said killed at least 29 people, targeted a Hamas fighter who took part in the Oct. 7 raid on Israel.
Peruvian political scion Keiko Fujimori is accused of allegedly having led a criminal enterprise that laundered some $17 million to fund her presidential campaigns in 2011 and 2016.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 2, 2024
Peru puts political scion Keiko Fujimori on trial for money laundering
Prosecutors are seeking a jail term of up to 30 years for the daughter of the country's disgraced former President Alberto Fujimori.
U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been accused of espionage, looks out from inside a glass defendants' cage prior to a hearing in Yekaterinburg's Sverdlovsk Regional Court on Wednesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2024
Russia opens secret trial of U.S. reporter accused of espionage
The Wall Street Journal's Evan Gershkovich, 32, faces up to 20 years in prison on an espionage charge that he, his employer and the U.S. State Department vehemently deny.
This screen grab taken from video posted on the WikiLeaks X account on Tuesday shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange looking out the window of a private jet as he flies from London to Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands after reaching a plea deal with the U.S. authorities.
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Jun 26, 2024
Assange walks free, but plea deal sets a chilling precedent
The Committee to Protect Journalists says the prosecution had grave implications for journalists and press freedom worldwide.
Then-Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (right) and Army Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov vote in Russia's presidential election in March.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2024
ICC issues arrest warrants for Russia army chief and ex-defense minister
The warrants are the latest in a series of actions by the court over the Ukraine war, including an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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