Kansas: 3 People Killed at US Jewish Centers

On Sunday outside a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement center in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, " three people were killed in two brazen shootings at Kansas Jewish centers
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“Notorious Markets” List Focuses Fight Against Global Piracy

“Trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy on a commercial scale cause significant financial losses for rights holders and legitimate businesses,” the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) asserts in a new report that identifies select online and physical marketplaces that engage in and facilitate substantial piracy (more...)

U.S. Agencies Join Forces to Combat Human Trafficking

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The Obama administration, as part of its commitment to fight human trafficking, has produced the first Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States. The five-year plan, released January 14, lays out a path for increased collaboration among (more...)

Two Terrorist Attacks Hit Russian City During 24 Hours

In two days two blasts ripped Russian city Volgograd, about 900km (560 miles) south of Moscow, 650km north of the North Caucasus and 700km north-east of Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in February. The first explosion occurred Volgograd's main train station on December 29, 17 people died, dozens (more...)

More Europeans, Join Global Effort to Combat Tax Evasion

The U.S. Treasury Department announced December 20 that Bermuda, Malta, the Netherlands and three U.K. crown dependencies have joined 12 others working globally to combat tax evasion. In the space of a week, the six jurisdictions — which include the crown dependencies Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of (more...)

Kerry on First Reward Offer for Transnational Crime Information

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY First Reward Offer for Transnational Organized Crime Information I am proud to announce the State Department’s first-ever reward for information leading to the dismantling of a transnational criminal organization, as part of our new Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program. The involvement of sophisticated transnational criminal organizations (more...)

U.S. to Destroy Six Tons of Illegal Elephant Ivory

On November 14, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) destroyed six tons of elephant ivory seized over the years by its special agents and wildlife inspectors in connection with violations of U.S. wildlife laws and treaties. “The United States believes that it is important to destroy ivory (more...)

Female Suicide Bomber Has Blown Herself Up On a Bus

According to the media, female suicide bomber has blown herself up on a city bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing six people and injuring about 30, some of them seriously. It is believed there were about 40 people on board the bus. One man whose (more...)

A Female Driver Was Shot Dead By Police Near the U.S. Capitol

A female driver was shot dead by police near the U.S. Capitol in Washington after she tried to drive through a barricade near the White House, according to the media. The incident happened during a partial government shutdown. The witness said to reporters, the driver accelerated in reverse, smashing (more...)

Terrorist Attack at Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY Terrorist Attack at Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Today's terrorist massacre of so many innocents is a heartbreaking reminder that there exists unspeakable evil in our world which can destroy life in a senseless instant. I want to express my deepest condolences - and (more...)

13 People Killed By Gunmen In Washington Navy Yard

" A U.S. military veteran opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday in a burst of violence that killed 13 people, including the gunman, and set off waves of panic at the military installation just miles from the White House and U.S. Capitol," Reuters reported. According (more...)

Antiques Dealer Pleads Guilty to Rhino Horn, Ivory Smuggling

A New York antiques dealer pleaded guilty August 7 in federal court in New York City to a conspiracy to smuggle Asian artifacts made from rhinoceros horns and ivory in violation of wildlife trafficking laws. Qiang Wang, also known as Jeffrey Wang, was arrested in February as part (more...)

Ariel Castro “Will Face Hell For Eternity”

According to The Guardian, "one of three women who were kidnapped, imprisoned and repeatedly raped in an Ohio home for more than 10 years, told the perpetrator he would "face hell for eternity" as he was jailed for life on Thursday. Michelle Knight, (more...)

Five Men Have Been Charged With Running A Hacking Organization

"Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a sophisticated hacking organization that over seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations, stealing and selling at least 160 million credit and debit card numbers, resulting in (more...)

Countries Work Together to Combat Tax Evasion, Boost Compliance

Working with more than 80 countries around the world, the United States has extended the time for completion of international tax agreements aimed at fighting offshore tax evasion and boosting global tax compliance. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced the action (more...)


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