Washington urges Iran to free father and son jailed on spying charges

Washington urges Iran to free father and son jailed on spying charges

  The United States on Tuesday demanded the release of an Iranian-American businessman and his 80-year-old father who were handed tough sentences in Tehran on espionage charges. Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi, were sentenced to 10 years in prison, a state-run judicial news agency reported earlier in the day, drawing swift […]

Dozens of employees at prestigious Paris auction house jailed for theft

Dozens of employees at prestigious Paris auction house jailed for theft

A Paris court on Tuesday jailed 35 former porters from the prestigious Drouot auction house for stealing precious antiques, jewels and artworks in an insider racket thought to date back decades. The defendants, who transported and stored objects destined for sale by Drouot, were found guilty of helping themselves to treasures including diamonds and a […]

Journalists acquitted, priest jailed at ‘Vatileaks’ trial

Journalists acquitted, priest jailed at ‘Vatileaks’ trial

Two investigative journalists accused of publishing stolen papers which exposed scandal in the Vatican were acquitted Thursday, while a whistle-blowing Spanish prelate was sentenced to jail time in the Vatileaks trial. The drama of sex, greed and press freedom which had gripped the tiny city state for months peaked with the surprise verdict given by […]