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/ Aug 15, 2018

Congresswoman-elect is kidnapped in Mexico

An incoming member of Mexico's Congress was kidnapped at gunpoint Tuesday, an official said, the latest violent episode surrounding the July 1 elections, the bloodiest in the country's history. Azucena Rodriguez Zamora, who was elected to the lower house of Congress for the eastern state ...

Italy's Salvini declares war on Mafia after migrant worker deaths

Aug 8, 2018

Italy's Salvini declares war on Mafia after migrant worker deaths

Italy's hard-line Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday declared war on Mafia networks exploiting foreign agricultural workers after 16 died in two crashes in the country's south. The two nearly identical crashes, which came within 48 hours of each other outside the city of Foggia ...

Police raid yakuza offices across Japan over ATM fraud

/ Feb 26, 2018

Police raid yakuza offices across Japan over ATM fraud

Police have launched a series of raids at locations linked to yakuza crime syndicates over their alleged organized involvement in simultaneous fraudulent ATM withdrawals totaling ¥1.8 billion in 2016. The raids Monday covered five offices of yakuza groups, including the headquarters of the Yamaguchi-gumi in ...