Authorities in Colombia have captured a Venezuelan national wanted for drug trafficking in the United States, in a case that shines a light on how brokers bring together the major drug trafficking groups in Colombia and Mexico.
More than 100 ex-police and firemen have been arrested in the United States for fraud after allegedly filing false mental illness claims in order to receive federal benefits. The fraud is believed to have cost the Social Security system hundreds of millions of dollars, reports the BBC.
A company controlled by the largest aluminum producer in the United States, Alcoa Inc., will pay US $384 million in fines for spending tens of millions of dollars to bribe Bahraini officals, reports Businessweek.
In a surprising political turnaround, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that he favors re-trials of hundreds of military officers convicted of a 2003 plot to overthrow the government, reports the BBC.