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2 migrants killed in car crash in Albania, 7 injured

February 23, 2020

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two migrants were killed in a car crash and seven others were injured when their vehicle plummeted off a cliff in southern Albania, police said Sunday.A four-wheel drive vehicle was illegally transporting the nine migrants, identified...

UK regulators probe Barclays CEO’s link to Jeffrey Epstein

By JILL LAWLESS | February 13, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said Thursday that he deeply regrets his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, as the bank revealed that British financial regulators are investigating whether Staley had disclosed the full truth about...

Feds: Ex-convict extorted college students for nearly $1M

By JIM MUSTIAN | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-convict accused of bilking several college students out of nearly $1 million and forcing some into prostitution or unpaid labor was arrested Tuesday on extortion and sex trafficking charges.Lawrence “Larry” Ray was previously...

Thai city copes with sorrowful fallout from mass shooting


NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Thailand began releasing bodies to relatives Monday after security forces cornered and killed a soldier who carried out the country's worst mass shooting in an hourslong siege at a shopping...

Pope to Web companies: guard against human traffickers’ bait

February 9, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) —Pope Francis called on internet-based companies Sunday to be vigilant about keeping human traffickers from using electronic communications to entrap victims.Francis said during his remarks to the public in St. Peter's Square on Sunday...

Trump signs order creating post focused on human trafficking

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marked the 20th anniversary Friday of federal legislation to help combat human trafficking by dedicating a new White House position to the issue.Surrounded by survivors, administration officials and members of...

Trump to create post to focus on solely human trafficking

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to expand the White House domestic policy office by appointing an individual to focus exclusively on combating human trafficking, The Associated Press has learned.Trump is expected to create the position...

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

By DEEPTI HAJELA | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday.Speaking at a news conference...

WOMS students hold bake sale to raise awareness of human trafficking

By Northern Star staff | March 2, 2015

WOMS 436H students will hold a bake sale to raise awareness of human trafficking 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Founders Memorial Library.“We believe that one of the biggest tools against slavery is awareness and the more we can recognize...

We must do all we can to end human trafficking

We must do all we can to end human trafficking

By Nathan Fulkerson | March 21, 2011

Slavery never ended; it just put on a new face. There are an estimated 27 million people worldwide subjected to modern-day slavery, better known as human trafficking. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of NIU's Wesley Foundation and the Atheists, Agnostics...