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    Prague mayor under police protection amid reports of Russian plot

    Zdenêk Hřib says there is ‘risk to my life’ as magazine alleges he was poisoning target. The mayor of Prague has said he is under police protection from a “risk to my life”, with one Czech investigative outlet reporting he had been targeted in a Russian poisoning plot. Zdeněk Hřib confirmed on Monday that police had placed him under protection several weeks ago after identifying a threat against him, but declined to say whether had been been targeted by Russia or reveal the nature of threat. Continue reading the published article on The Guardian news website.  

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    Cape Verde seizes 9.5 tons of cocaine, Russian sailors arrested

    Authorities in Cape Verde arrested 11 Russian sailors after seizing over 9.5 tons of cocaine aboard their ship. A source cited by Interfax said the suspects were “processing” the events while in lockup. A crew of 11 Russian sailors was due to appear before a court in Cape Verde after the island nations’ police found over 9.5 tons of cocaine in a raid on a Panama-registered vessel on Friday. Photos published by the local Record TV outlet showed brick-like packages wrapped in cloth and plastic. Officials said the ship came from South America and was heading towards Morocco, but the crew had to dock in Cape Verde’s capital, Praia, over “the death of a…