In historic ruling, court says Italian state negotiated with mafia

World Apr 21, 2018

In historic ruling, court says Italian state negotiated with mafia

An Italian court convicted former high-ranking state officials and mob bosses on Friday for holding secret negotiations in the early 1990s following a devastating wave of mafia murders and bombings. Speaking in a high-security "bunker" courtroom on the outskirts of Palermo, Judge Alfredo Montalto ruled ...

Tattoos lead Thai police to Japanese yakuza murder suspect

National Jan 11, 2018

Tattoos lead Thai police to Japanese yakuza murder suspect

A 74-year-old Japanese man accused of a gang murder in Japan 15 years ago has been arrested in Thailand after pictures of his tattoos went viral on social media, Thai police said on Thursday. Shigeharu Shirai was arrested Wednesday evening in Lopburi province, 150 kilometers ...