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    • Russia and Belarus clash over mercenaries arrest

      Russia and Belarus clash over mercenaries arrest

      A dispute between Moscow and Minsk over the detention of more than 30 men who Belarus accused of being Russian mercenaries deepened on Saturday, as the two sides contradicted each other about the group’s plans, news wires reported. The arrests could further strain relations between Belarus and Russia, which soured after the neighbours failed to agree on an oil supply contract for this year.

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    • Italian police arrest businessmen, public officials connected to 'Ndrangheta

      Italian police arrest businessmen, public officials connected to 'Ndrangheta

      Italian police on Thursday carried out dozens of arrests across Italy against a "criminal cartel" composed of businessmen and public officials that allegedly rigged contracts in favour of the Calabria-based 'Ndrangheta mafia, ANSA reported. The probe targeted "the business and entrepreneurial profiles" of the Piromallis, a clan operating in the Piana di Gioia Tauro. Finance guards also seized assets and companies worth € 103m.

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