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Crime

Will the Vatican finally excommunicate the mafia?

Pope Francis has long railed against corruption and the mafia, but now the Vatican is considering developing a whole doctrine around excommunicating corrupt and mafia-tinged Catholics.

Did Cristiano Ronaldo evade to pay his taxes?

Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.
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EU sanctions for accountants helping to dodge tax

The move is part of a set of measures adopted by the European Union after last year's Panama Papers and other revelations of widespread tax avoidance by wealthy individuals and big firms

Notre Dame terror attacker was given an EU prize

The hammer-wielding terrorist who attacked police outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was handed an award by the European Union for writing about racism against migrants.

Madoff’s ponzi scheme still haunts European investors

Nearly a decade after Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was discovered, many European investors are still waiting for the resolution of endless lawsuits stalled in Luxembourg courts.
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Julian Assange still a wanted man, but not in Sweden anymore

British police are prepared to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on charges of skipping his bail if he leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
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Europol investigation into massive cyberattack

The European Union's police agency, Europol, says it is working with countries hit by the global ransomware cyberattack to rein in the threat and help victims.
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‘Leaked’ NSA hacking tool used in large scale international ransomware attack

Cyber attacks that hit 12 countries across Europe and Asia Friday, impacting the public health system in Britain, apparently involved a leaked hacking tool from the National Security Agency.
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Warlord Joseph Kony escapes justice

Indicted for killing thousands and kidnapping children to become soldiers and sex slaves, Joseph Kony has been Africa’s most notorious warlord for three decades.
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Facebook is hiring 3000 people to fix violence problem

Facebookwill hire 3,000 more people over the next year to speed up the removal of videos showing murder, suicide and other violent acts, in its most dramatic move yet to combat the biggest threat to its valuable public image.
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Europol targets extremist propaganda

The European Union's law enforcement agency says it has coordinated a two-day meeting that identified more than 2,000 examples of online propaganda for extremist groups including a network apparently set up by extremists to spread their message and raise funds.
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Fire at Swedish mosque possible arson

Only a handful of people were in the building but earlier up to 500 people had attended celebrations at the mosque.

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