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75 Arrested in European Crackdown on Art Trafficking

MADRID — The European police have arrested 75 people and recovered about 3,500 stolen archaeological artifacts and other artworks as part of the dismantling of an international network of art traffickers. The arrests, announced on Sunday in a statement by Spain’s Interior Ministry, followed a Pan-European police operation begun in ...

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Turkey Seizes Newspaper, Zaman, as Press Crackdown Continues

ISTANBUL — Backed by a court order, the Turkish authorities moved on Friday to seize Zaman, the country’s most widely circulated newspaper, in the latest crackdown by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on freedom of the press. The seizing of the newspaper also highlighted the government’s building campaign ...

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