Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief ‘investigated in French corruption probe’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tsunekazu Takeda shown celebrating in 2013 with the award of the Games to Tokyo The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo, a French judicial source has said. Prosecutors have been investigating a €2m…

Two Marines and Navy Sailor Are Investigated in Contractor’s Death

WASHINGTON — Two Marines and a Navy corpsman stationed in northern Iraq are being investigated in the death of an American civilian contractor last week, two Defense Department officials said on Monday. The contractor was severely wounded in what officials described as a physical altercation on New Year’s Eve in Erbil, the capital of the…

Stabbing in Manchester Train Station Is Being Investigated as Terrorism

LONDON — A knife attack that wounded three people in a busy train station in Manchester, England, is being investigated as an act of terrorism, the police said on Tuesday. Moments after the stabbing Monday evening at Manchester Victoria station, the police arrested a 25-year-old male suspect in the station. “We are treating this as…

Paris St-Germain: Racial profiling claims investigated by French champions

French website Mediapart published leaked documents obtained from the Football Leaks platform Paris St-Germain are investigating allegations the club racially profiled young players in order to limit their number of black academy players. French website Mediapart made the claims and published leaked documents. PSG have said that between 2013 and 2018, their scouting department filled…

‘Godfather of Brexit’ Investigated by Police Over Campaign Financing

Ever since Britons voted to quit the European Union in 2016, questions have been asked about Arron Banks, a pugnacious entrepreneur with wide-ranging international contacts, who bankrolled a pro-withdrawal campaign and is thought to be the biggest political donor in British political history. On Thursday, the police were investigating if Mr. Banks broke the law…

Danish policewoman investigated for hugging niqab-wearing protester

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The officer hugged a niqab-wearing woman during a protest against Denmark’s face veil ban A Danish policewoman who hugged a protester wearing the niqab is under investigation, the police complaints body has said. The unnamed officer hugged the woman at an August demonstration against Denmark’s ban on wearing face veils….

Australia emu video investigated for ‘horrific cruelty’

Image copyright RSPCA/FACEBOOK Image caption The video appears to show a man using his car to strike emus Animal welfare authorities in Australia are investigating a video which appears to show a motorist deliberately running over several emus. The footage has drawn widespread anger after being shared online. Authorities are treating the footage as authentic….

Myanmar Rohingya: How a ‘genocide’ was investigated

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 725,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar over the past 12 months, many for Bangladesh Indiscriminate killing; villages burned to the ground; children assaulted; women gang-raped – these are the findings of United Nations investigators who allege that “the gravest crimes under international law” were committed in Myanmar last…