Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc faces NYC federal court hearing Tuesday; new details of 16th device

NEW YORK — Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, prosecutors said as they released new details on another explosive device he allegedly mailed to a critic of President Donald Trump. Sayoc, 56, is scheduled for a 10 a.m. appearance before Manhattan U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Lehrburger, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors […]

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Egyptian authorities detain daughter of senior Muslim Brotherhood leader

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces have detained the daughter of former presidential candidate and senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shater, family members and two security sources said on Thursday. Aisha al-Shater was one of six women arrested overnight. They also included Huda Abd al-Moneim, a lawyer and member of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. The Interior Ministry could not immediately […]

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Israel arrests Palestinian officials suspected of abduction: lawyers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has arrested two officials from the Palestinian Authority over suspicions they helped abduct a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, their lawyers said on Sunday. The two men taken into custody by Israel were Adnan Gheith, who holds the largely ceremonial post of Palestinian-appointed governor of Jerusalem, and Jihad Al-Faqeeh, the head of Palestinian intelligence in the city. […]

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U.S. arrests FinCEN employee who allegedly leaked suspicious activity reports to a news outlet

The U.S. has arrested a senior level official at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network who allegedly sent suspicious activity reports to a news organization. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a 40-year-old senior advisor at FinCEN, was arrested Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the FBI. "SARs, which are filed confidentially by banks and […]

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Portugal warns Venezuela ties may suffer over jailed supermarket managers

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s Socialist government has warned crisis-hit Venezuela that bilateral ties could be at risk over its jailing of Portuguese supermarket managers on charges of gouging food prices and demanded that the problem be resolved swiftly. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said he had “a tough conversation” over the issue with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza in […]

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist: rights groups

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom’s Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi activists said was the first woman to possibly face the death penalty for rights-related work. […]

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Iran arrests 67 people for suspected financial crimes

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian authorities have arrested 67 people in a drive against financial crime, the judiciary said on Sunday, as the country faces renewed U.S. sanctions and a public outcry against profiteering and corruption. Special Islamic revolutionary courts were being set up to try suspects quickly after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Saturday for “swift and just” […]

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Japan’s Universal says former chairman Okada arrested in Hong Kong

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese gaming group Universal Entertainment Corp (6425.T) said on Monday its former chairman Kazuo Okada was arrested in Hong Kong in relation to multiple corruption-related offences. FILE PHOTO: Universal Entertainment Corp’s founder Kazuo Okada attends a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo, Japan September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Issei KatoOkada is currently released on bail, said […]

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