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25th Jul 2017

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Scores held in 'money mule' crackdown

Some 178 suspects have been arrested across Europe and the US in a crackdown on so-called money mules - people recruited to transfer illegally obtained funds between accounts, usually linked to cybercrime. The crackdown, which identified €23 million in stolen funds, was prepared through coordination meetings at Eurojust and Europol. It was the second operation by European Money Mule Action, a pilot project involving coordination across borders.

Journalists on trial highlights Turkey's crackdown

The trial, which opened Monday, of 17 journalists and administrative employees of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet is considered one of the most important episodes in a systematic campaign to silence dissent.

EU Commission unmoved by Polish president's veto

Andrzej Duda decided to veto two of the controversial draft laws, which would put the judiciary under political control, but the EU executive is awaiting details before deciding on whether to launch legal probes on Wednesday.

Column / Brexit Briefing

UK presses the Brexit pause button

Originally, a transitional deal to soften the UK's exit from the EU was seen as a no-go on the British side, but now it is seeming more and more likely.

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