Police crack down on European cocaine “super cartel”.

BRUSSELS — Law enforcement agencies in six different countries have joined forces to take down a “super cartel” of drug traffickers that controls about a third of Europe’s cocaine trade, the European Union crime organization said Monday. Europol said 49 suspects were arrested during the investigation. The latest series of raids in Europe and the … Read more

Japanese filmmaker released from Myanmar prison vows to tell story

TOKYO — Toru Kubota, a Japanese journalist who was arrested while covering a protest in military-ruled Myanmar and detained for more than three months, said his experience made him more determined to tell the story of the people there. “I feel like I can better understand their feelings,” he said at a news conference in … Read more

Mexican authorities search for 2 missing Americans, including an NAU professor, in the Gulf of California

CNN — Mexican authorities are searching for two Americans who went missing after a kayaking trip off the coast of Puerto Peñasco in the Gulf of California, local authorities said late Saturday. It is not known when the couple is exactly went missing. Yeon-Su Kim is a forestry professor at Northern Arizona University, according to … Read more

Focus Saskatchewan explores the dark past of a government-funded, church-run school

Through Andrew Benson Worldwide news Posted November 27, 2022 4:54 PM Reduce the font size of the article Increase the font size of the article With a season of in-depth investigations into the province’s biggest stories, Focus Saskatchewan is back with a brand new episode. Read more: ‘Focus Saskatchewan’ explores throne speech, the miraculous comeback … Read more

Iraqi Prime Minister: Probe recovers portion of $2.5 billion embezzled from taxes

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government said on Sunday it will reclaim a portion of nearly $2.5 billion in misappropriated funds from the country’s tax authorities in a massive plan involving a network of businesses and officials. About 182 billion Iraqi dinars, or $125 million, of the stolen amount will be recovered through the seizure of … Read more

US Soccer briefly scrubs Iranian flag decal into World Cup posts

The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed the Iranian national flag on social media without the Islamic Republic emblem, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup game Tuesday. The Iranian government responded by accusing America of removing the name of God from its national flag. The USSF’s decision added … Read more

Pakistan arrests senator over remarks about army chief

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s federal police have arrested a senator for critical remarks about top military officers, colleagues from his Tehreek-e-Insaf political party said on Sunday. It was the second time in as many months that he had been arrested. Azam Khan Swati, a senior member of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party representing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa … Read more

Protests against China’s strict “zero COVID” policy hit Shanghai and other cities

Protests against China’s strict “zero COVID” policy resurfaced in Shanghai and Beijing on Sunday afternoon, continuing a round of demonstrations that have spread across the country for several years. deadly apartment fire in the northwestern city of Urumqi led to questions about such rigid anti-virus measures. Crowds stood up and filmed police beginning to push … Read more

US citizen charged with murder of North Carolina woman while on vacation. Here’s what we know

CNN — Shanquella Robinson arrived in the picturesque Mexican town of San José del Cabo on October 28 with six of her friends. A day later, the 25-year-old student at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina died while staying in a luxury rental home in Baja Calfornia Sur. Now, almost a month after the death, … Read more