Ukraine Claims Grain Stolen By Russians Taken to Syria

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Ukraine’s defense ministry has claimed that Russian cargo ships have transported grain stolen from Ukraine, most likely to Syria. According to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, dry cargo ships under the Russian flag have reached the Mediterranean. The cargo …

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Ukraine Claims Russian Forces Looted Gold from Museum

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Ukraine has accused Russian forces in Melitopol of looting a collection of Scythian gold dating back to the fourth century B.C. “The orcs have taken hold of our Scythian gold,” Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said, using a derogatory term for …

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FBI Returns 16 Artifacts to Peruvian Officials

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Art Crime Team repatriated 16 cultural items to Peruvian officials at a ceremony held at the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. It was confirmed by the US Department of State’s Cultural Office in Lima, …

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Egyptian Businessman, and Ex-MP Sentenced To Prison Over Antiquities Smuggling

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A Cairo criminal court on Thursday sentenced Egyptian businessman Hassan Rateb and a former member of parliament, Alaa Hassanin to five to 10 years in prison on charges of smuggling antiquities out of the country. Ahramonline news agency reported that …

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North Korean Hackers Blamed for $620m Axie Cryptocurrency Heist

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The FBI has blamed North Korean hacking group, Lazarus, for the $620m Ethereum heist that targeted gaming company Ronin Network. Ronin Network owner Sky Mavis, said the US Department of Treasury and FBI have pinned the attack on their networks …

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Nicaragua’s Main Opposition Figure Chamorro Sentenced to Prison

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Nicaraguan opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro has been given an eight-year sentence after being found guilty of money laundering. Cristiana Chamorro, 68, will be kept under house arrest, as she has been since she was detained in June. Chamorro claimed that …

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Russian forces Reportedly Steal 5 Grain Cargo Ships in Zaporizhia

A Ukrainian official reported “tens of thousands of tons of grain” loaded on five ships were allegedly stolen from the port city of Berdyansk in southeastern Ukraine. Oleksandr Starukh, governor of Zaporizhzhia Oblast and head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military …

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Australian Police Foil Weapons Smuggling Plot

Australian Police have arrested Chinese spy network-linked Queensland businessmen who allegedly tried to traffic military hardware from Russia to China. Chinese-born Gold Coast accountant Kim Bowei Lee, 64, and Russian-born Brisbane entrepreneur Alexander Cher, 63 were charged under Australia’s Defence …

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