Desmond Butler and Vadim Ghirda, Associated Press | Posted Oct 7th - 10:43am
In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Oct 7th - 10:23am
Gunmen abducted an Italian restaurant owner and former Roman Catholic missionary in the southern Philippines on Wednesday, just a few weeks after the kidnapping of three foreigners and a Filipino woman by suspected Muslim militants in the restive region, police said.
The International Tracing Service says it has begun putting its Holocaust-era archive online for the first time, including photos of items seized from concentration camp victims and other historical documents.
Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | Posted Oct 7th - 7:32am
Turkey's prime minister demanded Wednesday that Russia respect Turkey's borders, saying the nation won't "make any concessions" on matters of border security, after two Russian warplanes strayed into Turkish airspace over the weekend.