Greek ambassador to Brazil killed in suspected ‘crime of passion’

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed in suspected ‘crime of passion’

Brazilian police suspect Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis was killed in a “crime of passion,” a source close to the investigation said Friday, as detectives interrogated his wife and a policeman who was reportedly her lover. Amiridis went missing while vacationing with his family in Rio de Janeiro, a picturesque but crime-plagued city where he served […]

Five arrested after attack on Belgium national crime lab

Five arrested after attack on Belgium national crime lab

Several attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium’s national crime laboratory on Monday in Brussels and then started a fire in what prosecutors said may have been an attempt to destroy evidence. Five people were arrested nearby and are being questioned, but there is no confirmed link to terrorism so far. No one […]

Crime wave and political unrest plague Rio Olympics

Crime wave and political unrest plague Rio Olympics

  The Olympic Games may have just begun, but crime and an overwhelmed police force threaten to overshadow this celebration of sport in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has deployed 85,000 police and soldiers to combat crime and the threat of terrorism for the Olympics — double the number used in the 2012 London Games – […]

US seeks death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

US seeks death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday. “The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. […]

Law and order improving, says Balochistan chief minister

Law and order improving, says Balochistan chief minister

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik claimed on Monday that the law and order situation in his province had improved and crime declined significantly in the first year of his tenure. Addressing a press conference at Balochistan House, Mr Malik said incidents of car-lifting and kidnapping for ransom had decreased, adding that the issue of […]