Canadian police arrest nine suspected members of Mafia clan over money laundering, illegal gambling

Canadian police on Thursday said they had arrested nine suspected members of a powerful Mafia clan with roots in southern Italy involved in money laundering and illegal gambling in the Toronto area, seizing C$35 million (an equivalent of $26.8 million) in assets, including five Ferraris. Over three days, police raided 48 cafes, businesses and residences… Read More Canadian police arrest nine suspected members of Mafia clan over money laundering, illegal gambling

Nine dead following plane crash during skydiving trip in Sweden

Nine Swedes were killed when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden, authorities said on Sunday. The small plane designed to carry parachutists crashed on an island on the Ume river shortly after takeoff from Umea airport, police spokesman Peder Jonsson said, adding that those on… Read More Nine dead following plane crash during skydiving trip in Sweden

Italian court jails Ukrainian fighter over 2014 killing of photojournalist

An Italian court sentenced a Ukrainian man to 24 years in jail on Friday over his role in the 2014 killing of an Italian photographer covering fighting between pro-Russian forces and Ukrainian troops. Journalist Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian colleague Andrey Mironov were killed after they were hit by mortar fire near the town of… Read More Italian court jails Ukrainian fighter over 2014 killing of photojournalist

Catalan court to try regional leader Quim Torra over separatist propaganda during election campaign

The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Quim Torra, will be tried for disobedience after he failed to obey an order to remove separatist propaganda from public offices during election campaigning, the regional court said on Friday. During campaigning for national and local elections in April and May regional leaders were required to remove… Read More Catalan court to try regional leader Quim Torra over separatist propaganda during election campaign

Seven deaed, scores injured as violent storm lashes northern Greece

At least seven people, including six tourists, were killed and more than 100 others injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops. Witnesses said the storm had come and gone in a matter of minutes. Winds of over 100 kph (60 mph) were reported on the Halkidiki… Read More Seven deaed, scores injured as violent storm lashes northern Greece

At least nine injured following massive fire at power station in Russia

A major fire broke out at a power station in the Moscow region on Thursday, injuring six to nine people, the energy ministry and Russian media reports said. Huge flames could be seen leaping into the sky from Thermal Power Station-27 in the Mytishchi district northeast of Moscow. An eyewitness quoted by the RIA news… Read More At least nine injured following massive fire at power station in Russia

Hundreds rally in Paris to protest against domestic violence

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France. Yelling “Enough” and carrying signs reading “Stop femicides” or “The planet needs women alive”, the crowd took to the Place de la Republique square as part of the demonstration organized by various women’s rights NGOs… Read More Hundreds rally in Paris to protest against domestic violence

One dead following volcano eruption on Italian island of Stromboli

A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on Wednesday, releasing hot trapped magma in a powerful explosion, killing one person and enveloping the popular tourist destination in ash, witnesses and local officials said. The person, believed to be a tourist, was killed by falling stones during a walk, a rescue service official said.… Read More One dead following volcano eruption on Italian island of Stromboli