Former Moldovan President Detained for Alleged Graft and Treason

Fourth EstateIgor Dodon during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017

Moldova’s pro-Russia former President Igor Dodon was detained in Chisinau on Tuesday on four charges, including corruption and treason. According to Balkan Insight, Moldovan anti-graft authorities said investigators searched Dodon’s residence in Chisinau, his mother’s house, and a villa from …

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Tajik Forces Allegedly Killed Gorno-Badakhshan Leader

Fourth EstateGorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan | Ninara

Tajikistan security forces have been accused of killing a local leader in the restive Gorno-Badakhshan region which borders Afghanistan and China. “Mamadbokir Mamadbokirov, 59, was killed by sniper fire on May 22 and he was under government forces hunting for …

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Azerbaijani National Killed In Shooting Along Iran Border

Iranian border guards have killed an Azerbaijani national in a shootout along the Azerbaijani-Iranian border. Azerbaijan State Border Service identified the man as Musayev Mirjavad, who was killed after attempting to illegally cross from Azerbaijan to Iran.    “The incident …

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US Official Claims China Eastern Airlines Crash Intentional

Fourth EstateA China Eastern Airlines flight carrying 133 passengers and 9 crew members crashed in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. | Chinese State Media

Flight data suggests that a China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in March was deliberately sent into a nosedive, according to US media reports. Unnamed sources confirmed, in a report to ABC News, that “officials analyzing the flight data say …

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Federal Officials Investigate Dallas Salon Shooting as Hate Crime

Fourth EstateHair World Salon in Dallas, Texas

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launched a federal hate crime investigation into the May 11 shooting of three people at a Korean-owned hair salon in Dallas, Texas. The FBI Dallas field office announced in a statement on May 16 …

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FBI Investigates California Church Shooting as Hate Crime

Fourth EstateGeneva Presbyterian Church. 24301 El Toro Road Laguna Woods, CA 92637

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced on May 16 that it has launched a federal hate crimes investigation against the suspect who killed one person and injured five others at a California church. “We have discovered evidence that the …

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German Authorities Investigate Fraudulent Sale of Russian Property

Fourth EstateRussian Embassy Berlin - De-okin

German authorities have investigated a fraudulent sale of Russian property in Berlin involving a dentist who allegedly used a forged power of attorney to sell the land. Investigators said a 69-year-old Berlin dentist sold Russian-owned properties worth millions of euros …

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One Killed, 13 Injured In Southern Pakistan Bombing

Fourth EstateIslamad Marriot Hotel Bombing - Jawad Zakariya

A person was killed and 13 others received injuries as a result of a bombing in Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi on Thursday night. Pakistani police said that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a motorcycle went off in a …

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