Images of students’ arrests ‘shocking’, France in ‘exceptional violence’ – education minister

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer admitted that the images of students on their knees, while being arrested by baton-wielding officers are “shocking.” The controversial video from Mantes-la-Jolie released late Thursday has been a hot topic of discussion on social media. Depicting rows of education reform protesters on their knees, hands on heads, with helmeted police […]

Bulldozers, injuries & arrests: Israeli forces prepare to demolish Khan al Ahmar (VIDEO)

Four people have been arrested for attempting to stop bulldozers entering the village of Khan al Ahmar in the West Bank. A number of people were injured by Israeli security forces. Two Israelis and two Palestinians were arrested for obstructing the bulldozer in the midst of high tension over the pending demolition of the village, […]

Starbucks tells employees to let anyone use the restroom after the arrests of 2 black men who tried to use one without buying anything

AP/Elaine Thompson Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the restroom — even if they haven’t bought anything — as it reviews its policies. The coffee chain said it wants all customers who come in “to feel welcome.” The decision follows the arrests of two black men who were asked to leave a coffee […]

Apple leak memo leaks, threatening employee termination and arrests

For the second time in a year, Apple has issued a warning to “leaking” employees, only for the warning to leak to the public. Taking the form of a news story-like internal memo, the warning comes nearly six years after Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Apple would “double down on secrecy on products,” only to see major […]

US demands arrests & extradition of 5 Bulgarians over Syria sanctions breach

Bulgaria is requesting urgent consultations over the US request to arrest five of its nationals for allegedly violating US sanctions against Syria. Zhelyaz Andreev, 29, worked for a Bulgarian branch of the US-based AW-Tronics, a company that reportedly exported airplane parts to a sanctioned Syrian airline. Andreev was arrested last week, but a regional court […]

Airport news: Duty-free alcohol to be sealed in bags as drunken passenger arrests soar

Airports are bringing in a number of new regulations in a bid to stop passengers boarding flights inebriated. Drunken passenger arrests have soared in recent years, with over 400 disruptions reported by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) last year, with many are not reported. They have reportedly soared by 50 per cent with some airlines […]

Moscow court arrests billionaire tycoon Magomedov on suspicion of embezzling $44mn

Russian billionaire businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov, a co-owner of the Summa investment group, was arrested on Saturday on charges of misappropriating millions in state funds designed for infrastructure and energy projects. Magomedov was arrested in Moscow together with his brother and Summa co-owner, Magomed Magomedov, and the head of one of the companies involved in Summa, […]

Israel’s Shin Bet arrests French consulate employee for ‘Gaza weapons smuggling’

A French employee of France’s consulate in Jerusalem has been arrested for allegedly smuggling dozens of weapons from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Israel’s domestic security agency said Monday. The Shin Bet said the man, identified as Romain Franck, 23, was part of a broader Palestinian smuggling ring, AP reported. He allegedly used […]

FBI arrests CEO of company selling custom BlackBerrys to gangs

Custom, extra-secure BlackBerry phones remain a staple of the criminal underworld, and a recent bust just illustrated this point. Motherboard has learned that the FBI arrested Vincent Ramos, the founder of the well-established phone mod seller Phantom Secure, for allegedly aiding criminal organizations that include the Sinaloa drug cartel. The company altered BlackBerry and Android […]

Mexico arrests MS-13 leader, busting the gang’s latest attempt to start an international drug-trafficking pipeline

REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Mexico authorities have arrested an MS13 leader in Tijuana, disrupting another attempt by the gang to create a small international drug trafficking pipeline into the United States. No official announcement has been made, and details are still trickling in, but the arrest of Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) leader Nelson Alexander Flores, alias “Mula,” took […]