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Jingle Cells - Europol launches an advent calender

Every day from the 1st to the 24th of December, Europe's top crime agency is publishing the photo of a Christmas criminal on the organisation's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Every day from the 1st to the 24th of December, Europe's top crime agency is publishing the photo of a Christmas criminal on the organisation's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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'Cultivated' mafia boss is arrested in southern Italy

A fugitive mafia boss with an apparent liking for high-brow literature was captured in southern Italy on Thursday after six years on the run.

A fugitive mafia boss with an apparent liking for high-brow literature was captured in southern Italy on Thursday after six years on the run.

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French 'Space' star complains of Moscow 'ambush' after plagiarism row

The French founder of the 1970s electronic band Space is complaining of having suffered a “hooligan ambush” after being briefly detained by police in Moscow over a dispute with a Russian singer he had

The French founder of the 1970s electronic band Space is complaining of having suffered a “hooligan ambush” after being briefly detained by police in Moscow over a dispute with a Russian singer he had

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German 'mole' is arrested over Islamist plot

An employee of Germany’s domestic intelligence service (BfV) has been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency’s Cologne Headquarters.

An employee of Germany’s domestic intelligence service (BfV) has been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency’s Cologne Headquarters.

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Suspected extremist arrested at Madrid airport

An unnamed man of Palestinian origin was apprehended by Spanish police on suspicion of attempting to join ISIL in Syria.

An unnamed man of Palestinian origin was apprehended by Spanish police on suspicion of attempting to join ISIL in Syria.

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Bulgaria: migrant camp rioter 'belongs to radical cell'

Bulgarian authorities say one of the organisers of this week’s riots at a refugee shelter belongs to a ‘radical cell’.

Bulgarian authorities say one of the organisers of this week’s riots at a refugee shelter belongs to a ‘radical cell’.

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Russia and Ukraine in tit-for-tat detentions over Crimea

The past few days have seen a series of arrests by both sides over the disputed peninsula which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

The past few days have seen a series of arrests by both sides over the disputed peninsula which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

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France foils new terror plot, seven arrested

Authorities in France have arrested seven men and say they have foiled a terror plot which was ‘‘envisaged for some time.

Authorities in France have arrested seven men and say they have foiled a terror plot which was ‘‘envisaged for some time.

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Arrests in far-right crackdown in Hungary

The national police say the raids, which were ordered by the counter-terrorism force TEK, also netted automatic weapons, handguns and explosives.

The national police say the raids, which were ordered by the counter-terrorism force TEK, also netted automatic weapons, handguns and explosives.

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Russian economy minister charged with bribery

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Russia's economy minister charged with bribery

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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German police arrest suspected ISIL top man in the country

ISIL's suspected leader in Germany is arrested along with four suspected recruiters in co-ordinated operation in the north and west of the country.

ISIL's suspected leader in Germany is arrested along with four suspected recruiters in co-ordinated operation in the north and west of the country.

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Turkey's pro-Kurd opposition announces partial parliament boycott

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition has announced a partial boycott of parliament, after the controversial detentions of it co-leaders and other lawmakers.

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition has announced a partial boycott of parliament, after the controversial detentions of it co-leaders and other lawmakers.

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Europe protests against Turkish arrests

Demonstrations have taken place in Istanbul, Diyarbakir, Germany and France over the ongoing arrests of politicians and journalists in Turkey.

Demonstrations have taken place in Istanbul, Diyarbakir, Germany and France over the ongoing arrests of politicians and journalists in Turkey.

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More arrests and court hearings in Turkey

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.

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Turkey rocked by protests after high-profile arrests

The Turkish authorities have arrested the leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party as part of a terrorism inquiry.

The Turkish authorities have arrested the leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party as part of a terrorism inquiry.

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Arrests leave a 'dark stain' on Turkey's history - HDP

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish political party has pledged to show a "democratic reaction" after its two co-leaders and at least 11 lawmakers were detained in raids overnight.

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish political party has pledged to show a "democratic reaction" after its two co-leaders and at least 11 lawmakers were detained in raids overnight.

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Green-eyed 'Afghan girl' in court on fake ID card charge

The famous green-eyed ‘Afghan girl’ has appeared in court in Peshawar, accused of having a fake Pakistani identity card.

The famous green-eyed ‘Afghan girl’ has appeared in court in Peshawar, accused of having a fake Pakistani identity card.

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German police launch 13 raids in anti-terror operation

German police launched 13 simultaneous raids on apartments and a refugee centre in a major anti-terrorism operation.

German police launched 13 simultaneous raids on apartments and a refugee centre in a major anti-terrorism operation.