Law enforcement http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24903/all en 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 Thomson Reuters 5732423 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Britain says to act on North Africa terror threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-uk-give-counter-terror-intelligence-aid-algeria <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>* UK to give counter-terror, intelligence aid to Algeria</p> <p>* Considers giving more military assistance to France</p> <p>* But is cautious, won't intervene militarily in Africa</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it would increase counter-terrorism and intelligence aid to Algeria and consider giving more help to France to fight Islamists in Mali, but ruled out any prospect of direct British military intervention in Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-uk-give-counter-terror-intelligence-aid-algeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counter-terrorism Islam Law enforcement National security Organized crime War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737323 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge to US government: stop censoring 9/11 hearings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/judge-us-government-stop-censoring-911-hearings-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A military judge overseeing September 11 pre-trial hearings revealed Thursday the government had censored discussion of secret CIA prisons from outside the courtroom, and angrily ordered such censorship not happen again.</p> <p>The proceedings at the high-security courtroom where five alleged 9/11 plotters are to be tried are heard in the press gallery and in a room where human rights groups and victims' families sit, with a 40 second delay.</p> <p>This is done so a court security officer, or CSO, sitting next to the judge can block anything deemed classified.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/judge-us-government-stop-censoring-911-hearings-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human rights abuses Law enforcement National security AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742143 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol smashes match-fixing ring after vast probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-match-fixing-ring-after-vast-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police have smashed a criminal network suspected of fixing 380 football matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers, Europol announced on Monday.</p> <p>"It is clear to us that this is the biggest investigation ever into suspected match fixing," Europol chief Rob Wainwright told journalists.</p> <p>At least 425 referees, players and other officials are suspected of involvement, with matches rigged so that major sums of money could be won through betting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-match-fixing-ring-after-vast-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:31:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745195 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Football: Europol smashes ring suspected of fixing 380 matches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/urgent-football-europol-smashes-ring-suspected-fixing-380-matches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police have smashed a criminal network suspected of fixing 380 football matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers, Europol announced on Monday.</p> <p>"It is clear to us that this is the biggest investigation ever into suspected match fixing," Europol chief Rob Wainwright told journalists, saying 425 referees, players and other officials were suspected of involvement.</p> <p>ndy/cjo/ak</p> Agencies of the European Union Law enforcement Rugby union in Scotland AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:33:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745224 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol smashes match-fixing ring after vast probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-match-fixing-ring-after-vast-probe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake, as they revealed they had smashed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-match-fixing-ring-after-vast-probe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:30:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745279 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol smashes vast match-fixing ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-vast-match-fixing-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake, as they revealed they had smashed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-vast-match-fixing-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:16:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745322 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol uncovers vast match-fixing ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake, as they revealed they had smashed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:31:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745346 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol uncovers vast match-fixing ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake, as they revealed they had unearthed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745426 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol uncovers vast match-fixing ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake as they revealed they had unearthed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745442 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Football calls for joint effort to tackle fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-football-calls-joint-effort-tackle-fixing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Football on Monday vowed to fight the scourge of match-fixing but warned a joint effort was needed to tackle the problem after police unveiled a massive criminal network that rigged hundreds of top-flight matches.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified some 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world and at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-football-calls-joint-effort-tackle-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:00:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745631 at http://www.globalpost.com Federal court asked to halt NYPD surveillance of Muslims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/federal-court-asked-halt-nypd-surveillance-muslims <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 Bernard Vaughan</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Civil rights attorneys on Monday asked a federal court in Manhattan to order the New York Police Department to halt its surveillance of Muslims not suspected of unlawful activity.</p> <p>Police surveillance of New York Muslims at restaurants, bookstores and mosques has been "widespread and intense," the attorneys wrote in their motion.</p> <p>They sought an injunction against the NYPD to stop the tactics and asked that a monitor be appointed to oversee the department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/federal-court-asked-halt-nypd-surveillance-muslims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Law enforcement New York Religion Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:01:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745722 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Bureau of Prisons to review solitary confinement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/us-bureau-prisons-review-solitary-confinement <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>NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Prisons has agreed to a comprehensive review of the use of solitary confinement in its prisons, including the fiscal and public safety consequences of the controversial practice, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said on Monday.</p> <p>A spokesman from the bureau confirmed that the National Institute of Corrections plans to retain an independent auditor "in the weeks ahead" to examine the use of solitary confinement, which is also known as restrictive housing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/us-bureau-prisons-review-solitary-confinement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Law enforcement Penology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 03:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745957 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Singapore police says helping European bodies over fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-soccer-singapore-police-says-helping-european-bodies-o <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>(Adds details)</p> <p>SINGAPORE, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Singapore's police said on Tuesday it was helping its European counterparts investigate a syndicate accused of fixing the outcome of hundreds of soccer matches.</p> <p>"The authorities in Singapore are assisting the European authorities in their investigations into an international match-fixing syndicate that purportedly involves Singaporeans," the Southeast Asian city-state's police said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-soccer-singapore-police-says-helping-european-bodies-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Law enforcement Political geography Singapore Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746429 at http://www.globalpost.com Singapore calls for 'concrete evidence' in game-fixing probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/singapore-calls-concrete-evidence-game-fixing-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Singapore police said Thursday they needed hard evidence to crack down on match-fixing cartels, after coming under pressure to arrest suspected ringleaders of networks which targeted hundreds of football games in Europe and beyond.</p> <p>Police said authorities had supplied information about Dan Tan Seet Eng, a key suspect who is wanted by investigators in Rome, and that they were working with Europol following revelations that Singapore-linked networks rigged or tried to rig 680 games worldwide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/singapore-calls-concrete-evidence-game-fixing-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Law enforcement Political geography Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:31:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748466 at http://www.globalpost.com