Crime http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24733/all en Guru's view on Indian rape raises anger, but shared by many http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/gurus-view-indian-rape-raises-anger-shared-many <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Frank Jack Daniel and Satarupa Bhattacharjya</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Comments by an Indian spiritual leader that a gang-rape victim shared blame for her assault disgusted many in a country shaken by the crime, but his view represents a deep streak of chauvinism shared by a broad swathe of a society in transition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/gurus-view-indian-rape-raises-anger-shared-many" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Entertainment Ethics Politics Rape Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:30:56 +0000 5732107 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico to track drug war victims, compensate families http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/mexico-track-drug-war-victims-compensate-families <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mexico's new government on Wednesday introduced a long-delayed law to trace victims of a brutal drug war that has killed an estimated 70,000 people in six years, and compensate the families of those deemed innocent.</p> <p>The bill, which was approved by Congress last April, had stalled after former President Felipe Calderon objected to parts of its content. New President Enrique Pena Nieto signed the bill into law on Wednesday, and it will take effect in a month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/mexico-track-drug-war-victims-compensate-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Government Labor Law enforcement Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:20 +0000 5732423 at http://www.globalpost.com Guantanamo prosecutor wants one charge dropped in 9/11 case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/guantanamo-prosecutor-wants-one-charge-dropped-911-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Five suspects awaiting trial at Guantanamo naval base</p> <p>* Ruling cast doubt on whether conspiracy was a war crime</p> <p>* Defendants could still face death penalty on other charges</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>MIAMI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal recommended on Wednesday that the Pentagon drop a conspiracy charge against five prisoners accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States in 2001.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/guantanamo-prosecutor-wants-one-charge-dropped-911-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baloch people Business Crime Entertainment Extrajudicial prisoners of the United States Hospitality Law Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:30:24 +0000 5732434 at http://www.globalpost.com French govt says Somalia raid not linked to Mali operation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/french-govt-says-somalia-raid-not-linked-mali-operation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - An operation by French armed forces to rescue a hostage being held in Somalia was not linked to France's military intervention in Mali to help quash a push south by Islamist rebels, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday.</p> <p>"The two operations are totally unconnected," Le Drian told a news conference.</p> <p>France had been concerned that other hostages held in Africa would be at risk if they intervened against al Qaeda-linked fighters in Mali.</p> Crime Hostage taking Jean-Yves Le Drian Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:15:25 +0000 5733545 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Reputed organised crime boss shot dead in Russian capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Elderly "Grandpa Hassan", 75, gunned down on Moscow street</p> <p>* Served jail time in Soviet era, survived assassination bids</p> <p>By Alexei Anishchuk and Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - One of Russia's most prominent reputed crime bosses, a 75-year-old nicknamed "Grandpa Hassan" who survived time in Soviet jails and assassination attempts, was shot dead on a Moscow street on Wednesday in what may have been a turf war, authorities said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aslan Usoyan Crime Organized crime Thieves in law Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:22:49 +0000 5735126 at http://www.globalpost.com Reputed organised crime boss shot dead in Russian capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - One of Russia's most prominent reputed crime bosses was shot dead on a street in central Moscow on Wednesday, law enforcement officials said, less than three years after he survived an assassination attempt.</p> <p>An unidentified gunman shot Aslan Usoyan, 75, known in the underworld of the ex-Soviet Union as "Grandpa Hassan", and he died shortly afterward in hospital, the federal Investigative Committee said. A woman suffered two gunshot wounds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reputed-organised-crime-boss-shot-dead-russian-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aslan Usoyan Crime Law Organized crime Thieves in law Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:45 +0000 5735140 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian mafia revenues much lower than thought - study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/italian-mafia-revenues-much-lower-thought-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* "Crime pays much less than thought" - Transcrime</p> <p>* Mafia revenues equal 0.7 pct GDP - past study 10.9 pct</p> <p>* Criminal groups still a challenge, moving north</p> <p>By Stephen Jewkes</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Italy's organised crime networks take in around 10.5 billion euros ($13.96 billion) a year, a fraction of previous estimates of their turnover, a government-funded report said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/italian-mafia-revenues-much-lower-thought-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Organized crime Transnational organized crime Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:02:23 +0000 5735268 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-In India, suicide of another rape victim puts spotlight on inaction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/india-suicide-another-rape-victim-puts-spotlight-inaction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats to add sub-headline)</p> <p>By Manoj Kumar and Nita Bhalla and Ross Colvin</p> <p>BADSHAHPUR, India/NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - On the evening of Dec. 26, as an Indian government-chartered jet was heading to Singapore with a critically injured New Delhi gang rape victim on board, the teenage survivor of another gang rape was taking her own life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/india-suicide-another-rape-victim-puts-spotlight-inaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Ethics Hospitality Law Politics Rape Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:16:00 +0000 5735292 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican generals linked to drug gangs lose appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/mexican-generals-linked-drug-gangs-lose-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A Mexican court said on Wednesday that two army generals, one retired and one still serving, should remain in jail and face trial in one of the highest-profile cases linking the military to organized crime.</p> <p>Retired General Tomas Angeles and General Roberto Dawe were arrested in May of last year and turned over to the country's organized crime unit for investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/mexican-generals-linked-drug-gangs-lose-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Mexican Drug War Organized crime Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:00:47 +0000 5735379 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 16-Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dozens of Westerners, scores of Algerians initially held</p> <p>* One of the biggest international hostage crises in decades</p> <p>* Gunmen demanded end to French war in Mali</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p>ALGIERS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Crime Criminal law Entertainment Environment Health Hostage taking Irregular military Islam Labor Law Political geography Politics Technology Terrorism War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:30:30 +0000 5735387 at http://www.globalpost.com Some Algeria hostages made to wear explosives -French TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/some-algeria-hostages-made-wear-explosives-french-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Islamist militants holding dozens of Western hostages at a gas plant in Algeria have forced some to wear belts strapped with explosives, French television said on Thursday, quoting one of the hostages.</p> <p>France 24 said the man also told the channel during a telephone call late on Wednesday that the hostage-takers were heavily armed and had threatened to blow up the natural gas facility if the Algerian army tried to free the hostages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/some-algeria-hostages-made-wear-explosives-french-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Criminal law Hostage taking Labor Law War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:15:35 +0000 5735468 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Americans believed among hostages at Algeria plant - W.House http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-americans-believed-among-hostages-at-algeria-plant-who <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it believed Americans were among the hostages taken by militants at an Algerian gas plant, was concerned about reports of deaths in an operation by Algerian forces and was seeking more information.</p> <p>"This is an ongoing situation and we are seeking clarity," White House spokesman Jay Carney said when asked about the Algerian military operation to end the desert siege. President Barack Obama was being briefed regularly by his national security team, he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-americans-believed-among-hostages-at-algeria-plant-who" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Entertainment Environment Health Hostage taking Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:46:05 +0000 5735762 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Algeria govt says had to storm plant, action continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-govt-says-had-storm-plant-action-continues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ALGIERS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Algeria's government spokesman confirmed some hostages were killed in a continuing military operation at a desert gas plant on Thursday but said troops had been forced to act to free them due to the "diehard" attitude of their captors.</p> <p>In the first official comments by the government on the day's events, Communication Minister Mohamed Said was quoted as telling state news agency APS that many militants had been killed and that efforts to free foreign hostages were going on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-govt-says-had-storm-plant-action-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Hostage taking Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:45:25 +0000 5735788 at http://www.globalpost.com Barclays sued over role in German "mini Madoff" fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/barclays-sued-over-role-german-mini-madoff-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Investors who lost money in a Ponzi scheme run by Helmut Kiener, convicted founder of the K1 hedge fund in Germany, are suing Barclays Plc for selling his products to them, their lawyers said on Friday.</p> <p>The lawyers said they were seeking a total of around 100 million euros ($133.58 million) in damages and had lodged more than 100 suits against Barclays with regional courts in Frankfurt and Munich over warrants issued by the bank that were linked to Kiener portfolios.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/barclays-sued-over-role-german-mini-madoff-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Confidence tricksters Crime Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:00:52 +0000 5736166 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. won't drop conspiracy charge against 9/11 plot suspects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/us-wont-drop-conspiracy-charge-against-911-plot-suspects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Prosecutor cast doubts on validity of the charge</p> <p>* Defense has argued that conspiracy was not a war crime</p> <p>* Defendants could still face death penalty on other charges</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>MIAMI, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Pentagon appointee overseeing the Guantanamo war crimes court refused on Friday to drop conspiracy charges against five accused plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks despite the chief prosecutor's concerns that the charge might not withstand appeals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/us-wont-drop-conspiracy-charge-against-911-plot-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Criminal law Salim Hamdan Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:30:32 +0000 5736411 at http://www.globalpost.com