Arrests Headlines

  • Family: German journalist jailed in Venezuela as spy

    The family of a freelance German journalist says he has been jailed on espionage charges in Venezuela — allegations they deny

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  • Mother whose baby was torn away by NYPD will have charges dropped

    Charges will be dropped against the mother whose 1-year-old son was forcefully yanked away by New York Police Department officers last week, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement on Tuesday. Jazmine Headley, 23, was arrested Friday at a Brooklyn social services office and faced four charges, including resisting arrest and acting in a manner injurious to a child. "Like everyone who watched the arrest of Jazmine Headley, I was horrified by the violence depicted in the video...

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  • Family: German journalist jailed in Venezuela as spy

    German freelance journalist Billy Six has circled the globe with a hand-held video camera asking people living through wars and strife to tell their stories. But when he turned his lens to Venezuela, documenting the economic collapse and mass migration from the socialist country, he wounded

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  • French police official says 4 killed in Strasbourg shooting; authorities tried to arrest gunman before attack

    French police official says 4 killed in Strasbourg shooting; authorities tried to arrest gunman before attack

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  • UK police use Taser on man who made it past Parliament gate

    U.K. police say a Taser was used to subdue a man who made it past the main gate of Britain's Parliament, ran toward officers and allegedly didn't comply with requests to stop. Authorities said the man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing Tuesday at the same lawmakers' entrance where an

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  • Former Canadian diplomat reportedly arrested in China

    A former Canadian diplomat reportedly has been arrested in China. The International Crisis Group said Tuesday it's aware of reports that its North East Asia senior adviser Michael Kovrig has been detained. The Brussels-based non-governmental organization said in a statement that it's

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  • The Latest: Canadian allegedly detained in China

    The Latest on the arrest in Canada of Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou. (all times local): 11:51 a.m. A former Canadian diplomat is reportedly under arrest in China. The International Crisis Group said Tuesday it's aware of reports that its North East Asia senior adviser Michael

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  • China's foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad

    China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations. Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that infringes the legitimate

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  • China's foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad

    China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations. Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that infringes the legitimate

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  • The Latest: Cabinet official confirms ex-diplomat held

    Canada’s public safety minister says the government is concerned about a Canadian detained in China — confirming that a former Canadian diplomat is being held in Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada’s arrest of a Chinese executive

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  • Family: German journalist jailed in Venezuela as spy

    The family of a freelance German journalist says he has been jailed on espionage charges in Venezuela — allegations they deny

    Washington Post
  • British seniors arrested after cocaine stashed on ship

    Two British senior citizens were removed from a Caribbean cruise ship and arrested after a "large amount of cocaine" was discovered in their cabin. The 70- and 72-year-old suspects are being held by police in Portugal, the UK's Press Association news agency reported. The Marco Polo ship, operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages, had returned to Europe from a cruise around the Caribbean. The septuagenarians, who are thought to be a couple, were detained in Lisbon after Portugal's Policia...

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  • Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrest

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he never heard of a woman who is accused of spying for Moscow in the United States until her July arrest

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  • Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests opposition politician

    Pakistan's anti-graft body says it has arrested a senior politician from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party over links to a multimillion-dollar housing scam. The National Accountability Bureau says Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother, who is also accused in the case, were arrested

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  • Former Canadian diplomat reportedly arrested in China

    A former Canadian diplomat has been reportedly arrested in China

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  • China's foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad

    China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations. Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that infringes the legitimate

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  • Kenyan police: Key suspect in Italian’s kidnapping arrested

    Kenyan police say key suspect in Italian volunteer’s kidnapping is arrested

    Washington Post
  • US, China talking trade despite Huawei CFO's arrest

    Trade talks between the United States and China are moving forward even though Beijing is fuming over the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. China's top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, spoke on the phone Tuesday with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, according to a statement from the Chinese Commerce Ministry. The officials talked about "implementing the agreements" reached by US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi...

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  • Briton arrested in Egypt on spying charges says he is free

    A British-Libyan tourist says Egyptian authorities have released him two weeks after he was arrested over a video he filmed on his cellphone that showed a military helicopter in the background

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  • Germany arrests suspected helper of Islamic State group

    German authorities have arrested a woman suspected of supporting the Islamic State group by helping two members who allegedly planned an attack in Germany

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  • Jailed Huawei CFO's bail decision pushed to Tuesday

    The chief financial officer of Chinese tech company Huawei will have to wait another day to learn if she'll be let go on bail. Meng Wanzhou, who is detained in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, has been held for 10 days. The hearing to determine whether she should be released ahead of extradition proceedings will continue Tuesday after two days of arguments in a Canadian court. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 at the request of US authorities. She's accused of...

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  • Synagogue, pipeline were targeted in terror plots, officials say

    A synagogue and a Georgia pipeline were the targets of two Ohio residents arrested by federal authorities in separate investigations, officials said on Monday. Authorities said Damon Joseph, 21, planned to kill worshipers inside a Jewish synagogue in Toledo with an assault rifle. In a second case, Elizabeth Lecron, 23, is accused of purchasing bomb-making materials she intended to use to blow up a pipeline. Both arrests followed monthslong investigations in which clues, such as images of guns or...

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  • ICE arrested 170 potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children

    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 170 potential sponsors of unaccompanied minors who were in government custody from late July to late November, according to numbers released on Monday. Of those arrested, 109 — about 64% — had no criminal record but were suspected of being in the US unlawfully, and 61 — about 36% — were classified as "criminal aliens," according to ICE. The arrests stemmed from background checks done by ICE for the Department of Health and Human Services on...

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  • NYPD officers pry toddler from mother's arms

    With a crowd of onlookers gathered around, New York Police officers encircle a woman and her child on the ground. One officer reaches down and begins to pull. The officer yanks harder, and harder, and the woman's cries become louder. "You're hurting my son! You're hurting my son!" she yells. A tug of war ensues, and as noise from the horrified crowd builds, an officer brandishes a yellow stun gun and begins to point it around the room, a government welfare office in Brooklyn. The stunning and...

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