Germany seizes weapons cache linked to extremist who killed officer

German police have discovered a weapons stockpile belonging to an anti-government extremist who shot dead an officer during a raid on his home last week, Bavarian authorities said Friday.

Italy seizes 77 million euros of cocaine from ship coming from Brazil

Some 385 kilogrammes of "very pure" cocaine, with a market value of 77 million euros (85 million dollars), were seized from a container ship coming from Brazil, Italy's financial police Guardia di...

Australian police fly to Vatican to interview senior cardinal

Australian police flew to the Vatican to interview a top cardinal over allegations of sexual assault that had been made against him.

Italy police arrest seven linked to online global paedophile network

Seven paedophiles linked to a global online network that counted tens of thousands of affiliates have been arrested at the end of a three-year investigation dubbed "Deep connection," Italian...

Clowns worry about their image following wave of scary clown attacks

German circus owners have joined the nation's clowns in expressing alarm about the damage to the image of clowns caused by a recent series of often-violent attacks perpetuated by so-called scary...

Stand-off with man in London flat hoarding "combustibles" ends safely

A three-day stand-off between British armed police and a man feared to be in possession of "combustible material" in his London flat ended safely on Sunday after officers entered the property and...

Police solve situation involving deranged man outside HRT

The Zagreb police confirmed on Sunday afternoon that a mentally imbalanced man with a hand grenade had come to the entrance of the Croatian Radio and Television (HRT) in the morning and threatened...

Afghan opium production up sharply, says UN report

Afghanistan's opium production has risen sharply this year in comparison to last, according to an executive summary of the country's official opium survey released Sunday.

Record 300 tons of cocaine seized this year in Colombia

Colombian anti-drug squads have this year seized a record haul of around 300 tons of cocaine.

German police search for clown wielding chainsaw

German police were searching Friday for an unknown person dressed as a clown and wielding a chainsaw, after he terrified a woman in the western part of the country.

Man beaten to death in Germany after urinating near church

A man in Southern Germany was beaten to death by four men after he publicly urinated near a church, police said on Thursday.

Two clowns injure deaf man in western Germany knife attack

A 33-year-old man was injured in a knife attack by two men wearing clown masks in western Germany, an escalation in a string of such incidents in the country, police said Thursday.

Athens clearing up centre after overnight anarchist riots

The centre of the Greek capital Athens was being cleared up Thursday after a night of rioting by anarchists that prompted police to respond with tear gas after being pelted with Molotov cocktails...

Police detain 200 suspects at world airports for airline ticket fraud

One hundred and ninety-three suspects were detained over a five-day period at airports around the globe as part of a crackdown on fraudulently purchased airline tickets, according to a statement...

Violent protest by refugees in Madrid ends peacefully

A violent protest by refugees in the Spanish capital Madrid was ended peacefully by police Wednesday morning after 12 hours of negotiations, the head of the camp where they live, Ignacio Cosido,...