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INDIA-GURU/
RTX1OASI 
August 14, 2015 
Radhe Ma, 50, a self styled 'god woman' walks out of a police station in Mumbai, India, August 14, 2015.... 
Mumbai, India 
Radhe Ma, 50, a self styled 'god woman' walks out of a police station in Mumbai 
Radhe Ma, 50, a self styled 'god woman' walks out of a police station in Mumbai, India, August 14, 2015. A trident-toting Indian "god woman" worshipped as a miracle worker was questioned by police on Friday over accusations that she tried to extort dowry money from brides, the latest in a long line of popular gurus to run into legal problems. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ELSALVADOR-CRIME/
RTX1KLS4 
July 16, 2015 
A policeman detains a suspected gang member accused of extortion, near the launch ceremony of the Safe... 
Ciudad Delgado, El Salvador 
A policeman detains a suspected gang member accused of extortion, near the launch ceremony of the Safe... 
A policeman detains a suspected gang member accused of extortion, near the launch ceremony of the Safe El Salvador Plan in Ciudad Delgado July 16, 2015. Salvadoran government launched the Safe El Salvador Plan as a new strategy to seize violence in 10 of the 50 most violent municipalities in El Salvador with social programs and police action. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas 
SOCCER-GREECE/OLYMPIAKOS
RTX1H38M 
June 18, 2015 
Owner of Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus Vangelis Marinakis (C) talks with his associates before a... 
Athens, Greece 
Owner of Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus Marinakis talks with his associates before a Greek Cup game... 
Owner of Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus Vangelis Marinakis (C) talks with his associates before a Greek Cup game between Olympiakos and Niki Volou at the Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens August 25, 2014. Marinakis has been banned from football as an investigation continues into allegations that a criminal organisation is controlling the domestic game. The Olympiakos president is accused of being involved in and directing a criminal organisation, aiding and abetting blackmailing, aiding and abetting extortion, and aiding and abetting bribery and fraud. Picture taken August 25. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis 
Entertainment
Entertainment 
Drama on 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Set in HK - 24 Oct 2013 
16 PICTURES 
HONGKONG
RTX14M1K 
October 24, 2013 
Cast member Stanley Tucci (L) talks to Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz (R) during the filming of a scene... 
Hong Kong, China 
Cast member Stanley Tucci talks to Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz during the filming of a scene for the... 
Cast member Stanley Tucci (L) talks to Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz (R) during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in Hong Kong October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, according to local media. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG/
RTX14M1F 
October 24, 2013 
Cast member Mark Wahlberg runs during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction",... 
Hong Kong, China 
Cast member Mark Wahlberg runs during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction",... 
Cast member Mark Wahlberg runs during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in Hong Kong October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, according local media. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG/
RTX14M1B 
October 24, 2013 
U.S director and producer Michael Bay holds a camera during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers:... 
Hong Kong, China 
U.S director and producer Michael Bay holds a camera during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers:... 
U.S director and producer Michael Bay holds a camera during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, according local media. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG
RTX14M19 
October 24, 2013 
Cast member Mark Wahlberg rests during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction",... 
Hong Kong, China 
Cast member Mark Wahlberg rests during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction",... 
Cast member Mark Wahlberg rests during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in Hong Kong October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, according local media. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG
RTX14LYE 
October 24, 2013 
Cast members Nicola Peltz (L), Jack Reynor (front) and Stanley Tucci (rear) walk during the filming... 
Hong Kong, China 
Peltz, Reynor and Tucci walk during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction",... 
Cast members Nicola Peltz (L), Jack Reynor (front) and Stanley Tucci (rear) walk during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in Hong Kong October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, local media reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG
RTX14LYD 
October 24, 2013 
Cast member Nicola Peltz acts during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction"... 
Hong Kong, China 
Peltz acts during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong,... 
Cast member Nicola Peltz acts during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong, October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, local media reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG/
RTX14LYB 
October 24, 2013 
Cast members Stanley Tucci (C) and Jack Reynor act during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers:... 
Hong Kong, China 
Cast members Tucci and Reynor act during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction"... 
Cast members Stanley Tucci (C) and Jack Reynor act during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong, October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, local media reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG
RTX14LYA 
October 24, 2013 
Cast members Stanley Tucci (top L) and Jack Reynor act during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers:... 
Hong Kong, China 
Tucci and Reynor act during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in... 
Cast members Stanley Tucci (top L) and Jack Reynor act during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong, October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, local media reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG
RTX14LY8 
October 24, 2013 
Cast member Mark Wahlberg (L) talks with a crew member during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers:... 
Hong Kong, China 
Wahlberg talks with a crew member during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction",... 
Cast member Mark Wahlberg (L) talks with a crew member during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in Hong Kong October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, local media reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG/
RTX14LY7 
October 24, 2013 
Police stand guard around a vehicle which is used for the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers:... 
Hong Kong, China 
Police stand guard around a vehicle used for the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age... 
Police stand guard around a vehicle which is used for the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in Hong Kong October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew local media reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG
RTX14LY4 
October 24, 2013 
U.S director and producer Michael Bay gestures during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers:... 
Hong Kong, China 
Michael Bay gestures during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in... 
U.S director and producer Michael Bay gestures during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in Hong Kong October 24, 2013. The shooting continues today after the police arrested a suspected triad member on Wednesday following an attempt to extort money from the crew - it was the second attempt in five days to blackmail the Paramount Pictures crew, local media reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
GUATEMALA/
RTR3E57L 
February 22, 2013 
Members of Guatemala's anti-extortion task force searches a man during an operation in the El Gallito... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Members of Guatemala's anti-extortion task force searches a man during an operation in the El Gallito... 
Members of Guatemala's anti-extortion task force searches a man during an operation in the El Gallito neighborhood in Guatemala City February 22, 2013. Guatemala's anti-extortion task force said it arrested 10 people suspected of extortion during a series of operations on Friday in the dangerous neighborhood, which is one of the largest markets for drugs and criminal groups in the capital city. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY) 
GUATEMALA/
RTR31M14 
May 03, 2012 
Guatemalan Police present members of an extortionist gang who were captured in Guatemala City May 4,... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Guatemalan Police present members of an extortionist gang who were captured in Guatemala City 
Guatemalan Police present members of an extortionist gang who were captured in Guatemala City May 4, 2012. According to Guatemalan Police, the security forces succeeded in capturing about 10 members of an extortionist gang who have been collecting money through phone extortion for criminals detained in the penitentiary centre in Zone 18 of the city. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW) 
MEXICO/
RTR2SXU2 
October 20, 2011 
Students walk past a policeman guarding a school at an impoverished neighbourhood in Acapulco October... 
Acapulco, Mexico 
Students walk past a policeman guarding a school at an impoverished neighbourhood in Acapulco 
Students walk past a policeman guarding a school at an impoverished neighbourhood in Acapulco October 20, 2011. Teachers are demanding security from the government after they received extortion threats from suspected drug gangs, local media reported. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW) 
News
News 
Australian Bomb Scare - 17 Aug 2011 
11 PICTURES 
UKRAINE-OPPOSITION/
RTXVY4M 
December 22, 2010 
Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko arrives at the state prosecutor's office in Kiev December... 
Kiev, Ukraine 
Ukrainian opposition leader Tymoshenko arrives at the state prosecutor's office in Kiev 
Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko arrives at the state prosecutor's office in Kiev December 22, 2010. Tymoshenko criticised Western states on Tuesday for dealing with the government of President Viktor Yanukovich, accusing it of creating the "stability of the cemetery" by crushing opposition. Tymoshenko was charged with abuse of office this month and told Italian daily la Repubblica in an interview she faced up to 10 years in jail if found guilty. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) 
FRANCE-LOREAL/
RTR2FZ26 
June 30, 2010 
French photographer Francois-Marie Banier (C) speaks to the media at Nanterre courthouse near Paris July... 
Nanterre, France 
French photographer Francois-Marie Banier speaks to the media at Nanterre courthouse near Paris 
French photographer Francois-Marie Banier (C) speaks to the media at Nanterre courthouse near Paris July 1, 2010. Banier stands accused of extorting gifts worth 1 billion euros ($1.5 billion) from Liliane Bettencourt, elderly heiress to the L'Oreal fortune. A court is scheduled to examine complaints by Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, Bettencourt's daughter, that Banier took advantage of her mother. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
GUATEMALA/
RTXQMDD 
November 12, 2009 
A vendor sells nuts on the 40P bus, the most dangerous route in Guatemala City November 11, 2009. In... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Vendor sells nuts on the 40P bus, the most dangerous route in Guatemala City 
A vendor sells nuts on the 40P bus, the most dangerous route in Guatemala City November 11, 2009. In a different part of the city on Wednesday, eight people, including the driver, were injured in an extortion related shooting. Attacks on buses has become a daily occurrence in an on-going battle between organized gangs of extortionists and private bus companies. Hundreds of drivers, assistant drivers, owners and passengers have been murdered over the last two years. On average, there is one driver killed every other day in Guatemala. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA CONFLICT TRANSPORT) 
GUATEMALA/
RTXQMD5 
November 12, 2009 
A passenger gets on the 40P bus, the most dangerous route in Guatemala City November 11, 2009. IIn a... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Passenger gets on the 40P bus, the most dangerous route in Guatemala City 
A passenger gets on the 40P bus, the most dangerous route in Guatemala City November 11, 2009. IIn a different part of the city on Wednesday, eight people, including the driver, were injured in an extortion related shooting. Attacks on buses has become a daily occurrence in an on-going battle between organized gangs of extortionists and private bus companies. Hundreds of drivers, assistant drivers, owners and passengers have been murdered over the last two years. On average, there is one driver killed every other day in Guatemala. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA CONFLICT TRANSPORT) 
GUATEMALA/
RTXQMCV 
November 12, 2009 
A bus driver works the 40P route, the most dangerous in Guatemala City November 11, 2009. In a different... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Bus driver works the 40P route, the most dangerous in Guatemala City 
A bus driver works the 40P route, the most dangerous in Guatemala City November 11, 2009. In a different part of the city on Wednesday, eight people, including the driver, were injured in an extortion related shooting. Attacks on buses has become a daily occurrence in an on-going battle between organized gangs of extortionists and private bus companies. Hundreds of drivers, assistant drivers, owners and passengers have been murdered over the last two years. On average, there is one driver killed every other day in Guatemala. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA CONFLICT TRANSPORT) 
Crime
Crime 
The Most Dangerous Job in the World - 26 Oct 2009 
26 PICTURES 
GUATEMALA/
RTXE2E9 
April 16, 2009 
Axel Danilo Ramirez Espinoza, otherwise known as "Smiley", is presented by the police after his capture... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Axel Danilo Ramirez Espinoza, otherwise known as "Smiley", is presented by the police after his capture... 
Axel Danilo Ramirez Espinoza, otherwise known as "Smiley", is presented by the police after his capture in Guatemala City April 16, 2009. Ramirez is accused of ordering the murders of as many as 60 bus drivers over extortion payments. In 2008 there were over 168 bus drivers and their assistants murdered, mostly while on the job. REUTERS/Rodrigo Arias (GUATEMALA CONFLICT SOCIETY) 
GUATEMALA/
RTXDB1Z 
March 28, 2009 
A woman's torso, found in two bags, is seen behind a police line in Guatemala City March 27, 2009. Police... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
A woman's torso, found in two bags, is seen behind a police line in Guatemala City 
A woman's torso, found in two bags, is seen behind a police line in Guatemala City March 27, 2009. Police sources reported that the woman's head was found in a nearby neighborhood with a note that read "We want the bus money". The killing of bus drivers over extortion payments is common in Guatemala. According to police figures, nearly 200 bus drivers, assistants and owners have been killed on the job in the last year. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA CONFLICT SOCIETY POLITICS) 
GUATEMALA/
RTXD7DG 
March 25, 2009 
The body of a murdered driver is seen inside his bus after an attack in Guatemala City March 25, 2009.... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
The body of a murdered driver is seen inside his bus after an attack in Guatemala City 
The body of a murdered driver is seen inside his bus after an attack in Guatemala City March 25, 2009. In two early morning attacks, at least two drivers were killed and four people injured, including a two-month-old baby. Attacks on bus drivers are common in Guatemala where organized gangs extort money from the private companies that run the buses. According to police, nearly 200 bus drivers, driver's assistants and owners have been killed in the last year. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA CONFLICT SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE) 
GUATEMALA/
RTXD7CD 
March 25, 2009 
A gunshot victim talks to his father by phone after surviving an attack on a public bus in Guatemala... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Gunshot victim talks to his father by phone after surviving attack on public bus in Guatemala City 
A gunshot victim talks to his father by phone after surviving an attack on a public bus in Guatemala City March 25, 2009. In two early morning attacks, at least two drivers were killed and four people injured, including a two-month-old baby. Attacks on bus drivers are common in Guatemala where organized gangs extort money from the private companies that run the buses. According to police nearly 200 bus drivers, driver's assistants and owners have been killed in the last year. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA CONFLICT HEALTH IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
Crime
Crime 
Public Bus Attacks in Guatemala - 17 Apr 2009 
52 PICTURES 
GUATEMALA/
RTXD680 
March 25, 2009 
Passengers on a bus look at a slain assailant through the windows of another bus in Guatemala City March... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Passengers on a bus look at a slain assailant in Guatemala City 
Passengers on a bus look at a slain assailant through the windows of another bus in Guatemala City March 24, 2009. In three attacks around the city gunmen killed a passenger and wounded two bus drivers. Also, a private security guard shot and killed one attacker and wounded another. Attacks on bus drivers are common in Guatemala where organized gangs extort money from the private companies that run the buses. According to police nearly 200 bus drivers, driver's assistants and owners have been killed in the last year. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA CONFLICT POLITICS) 
GERMANY-HEIRESS/SEX
RTXCJIM 
March 09, 2009 
Defendant Helg Sgarbi gestures after his verdict at a court in Munich, March 9, 2009. Sgarbi is sentenced... 
Munich, Germany 
Defendant Helg Sgarbi gestures after his verdict at a court in Munich 
Defendant Helg Sgarbi gestures after his verdict at a court in Munich, March 9, 2009. Sgarbi is sentenced to 6 years of prison after he blackmailed Susanne Klatten, an heiress to the BMW business empire who is ranked as one of Germany's richest woman by having his sexual trysts with them filmed and then demanding money. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY CONFLICT SOCIETY) 
News
News 
Swiss Banker Blackmailed BMW Heiress - 09 Mar 2009 
22 PICTURES 
GUATEMALA/
RTR22EN6 
December 09, 2008 
Relatives mourn the death of the owner of a bus company who was gunned down on Saturday outside his home... 
San Jose Pinula, Guatemala 
Relatives mourn the death of the owner of a bus company who was gunned down on Saturday outside his home... 
Relatives mourn the death of the owner of a bus company who was gunned down on Saturday outside his home in San Jose Pinula December 8, 2008. This year 167 bus drivers and 15 driver's assistants have been murdered, compared to 28 drivers and 15 assistants in 2007 said Sergio Morales, the Human Rights Ombudsman in Guatemala. Criminal gangs who extort money from bus drivers and owners, kill those who refuse to pay. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) 
GUATEMALA/
RTR22EMW 
December 09, 2008 
Bus drivers and friends carry the coffin of the owner of a bus company who was gunned down on Saturday... 
San Jose Pinula, Guatemala 
Bus drivers and friends carry the coffin of the owner of a bus company who was gunned down on Saturday... 
Bus drivers and friends carry the coffin of the owner of a bus company who was gunned down on Saturday outside his home in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala December 8, 2008. This year 167 bus drivers and 15 driver's assistants have been murdered, compared to 28 drivers and 15 assistants in 2007 said Sergio Morales, the Human Rights Ombudsman in Guatemala. Criminal gangs who extort money from bus drivers and owners, kill those who refuse to pay. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) 
Sport Profile
Sport Profile 
Ronaldo - 14 Feb 2011 
121 PICTURES 
BRITAIN/
RTR1PES6 
May 06, 2007 
Former Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks to the media as she arrives at London's Heathrow... 
London, United Kingdom 
Former Bangladesh's Prime Minister Hasina talks to media as she arrives at London's Heathrow Airport... 
Former Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks to the media as she arrives at London's Heathrow Airport to fly back home May 6, 2007. Hasina prepared to fly from London to face charges of murder and extortion after the interim administration lifted a ban on her homecoming last month. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico (BRITAIN) 
GEORGIA JOURNALIST
RTR15MBD 
August 27, 2005 
File picture of Georgian journalist and founder of independent TV company "202" Shalva Ramishvili in... 
Tbilisi, Georgia 
File picture of Georgian journalist and founder of independent TV company "202" Shalva Ramishvili ...... 
File picture of Georgian journalist and founder of independent TV company "202" Shalva Ramishvili in Tbilisi. An undated file picture shows Georgian journalist and founder of independent TV company "202" Shalva Ramishvili. Georgian police detained Ramishvili on Saturday on suspicion of blackmail and extortion. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze/File photo 
NESTLE
RTXHYAN 
December 01, 1998 
A shop assistant removes some jars of mayonnaise made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle,... 
Hanau, Germany 
A shop assistant removes some jars of mayonnaise made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nes..... 
A shop assistant removes some jars of mayonnaise made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle, in a supermarket in Hanau, December 1. Nestle has become the target of an extortion attempt for the second time in a fortnight in Germany, as a blackmailer has said products had been poisoned. 
NESTLE
RTXHYAM 
December 01, 1998 
A shop assistant removes some tubes of mayonnaise and ketchup made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food... 
Hanau, Germany 
A shop assistant removes some tubes of mayonnaise and ketchup made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss f..... 
A shop assistant removes some tubes of mayonnaise and ketchup made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle, in a supermarket in Hanau December 1. Nestle has become the target of an extortion attempt for the second time in a fortnight in Germany, as a blackmailer has said products had been poisoned. 
GERMANY NESTLE
RTRU8X1 
December 01, 1998 
A shop assistant removes tubes of mayonnaise made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle,... 
Hanau, Germany 
SHOP ASSISTANT REMOVES THOMY MAYONNAISE TUBES FROM SHELVES IN A HANAU SUPERMARKET. 
A shop assistant removes tubes of mayonnaise made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle, from the shelves in a supermarket in Hanau, December 1. Nestle has become the target of an extortion attempt for the second time in a fortnight in Germany, as a blackmailer has said some products have been poisoned.

KP/ 
GERMANY NESTLE
RTRJWYI 
December 01, 1998 
A shop assistant removes some jars of mayonaise made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle,... 
Hanau, Germany 
A SHOP ASSISTANT REMOVES SOME JARS OF MAYONAISE IN A HANAU SUPERMARKET. 
A shop assistant removes some jars of mayonaise made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle, in a supermarket in Hanau, December 1. Nestle has become the target of an extortion attempt for the second time in a fortnight in Germany, as a blackmailer has said products had been poisoned.

KP/GB 
GERMANY NESTLE
RTRJWSZ 
December 01, 1998 
A shop assistant removes some jars of mayonnaise made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle,... 
Hanau, Germany 
SHOP ASSISTANT REMOVES SOME MAYONNAISE JARS IN A HANAU SUPERMARKET. 
A shop assistant removes some jars of mayonnaise made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle, in a supermarket in Hanau, December 1. Nestle has become the target of an extortion attempt for the second time in a fortnight in Germany, as a blackmailer has said products had been poisoned.

KP/AA 
GERMANY NESTLE
RTRJWQ1 
December 01, 1998 
A shop assistant removes some tubes of mayonnaise and ketchup made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food... 
Hanau, Germany 
SHOP ASSISTANT REMOVES SOME THOMY MAYONNAISE TUBES IN A HANAU SUPERMARKET. 
A shop assistant removes some tubes of mayonnaise and ketchup made by Thomy, a subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestle, in a supermarket in Hanau December 1. Nestle has become the target of an extortion attempt for the second time in a fortnight in Germany, as a blackmailer has said products had been poisoned.

KP/AA 
BRAZIL MINISTER
RTRJKNK 
November 19, 1998 
National Development Bank (BNDES) President Andre Lara Resende listens as Minister of Communications... 
Brasilia, Brazil 
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BANK PRESIDENT REZENDE AT BRAZIL CONGRESS. 
National Development Bank (BNDES) President Andre Lara Resende listens as Minister of Communications Luiz Carlos Mendonca de Barros testifies before the Congress in Brasilia November 19. Mendonca de Barros dismissed charges he had manipulated the recent privatization sale of state telecommunications holding Telebras. "This is not true, it is all false." Barros also said that he was the victim of "extortion and blackmail." Resende was named as being involved in a clandestinely-taped telephone conversation alleging that a Telebras subsidiary "benefited" from inside information one day prior to the privatization.

GN/WS 
BRAZIL
RTRJKKC 
November 19, 1998 
Minister of Communications Luiz Carlos Mendonca de Barros defends himself against allegations of corruption... 
Brasilia, Brazil 
COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER BARROS DEFENDS CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS. 
Minister of Communications Luiz Carlos Mendonca de Barros defends himself against allegations of corruption while testifying to Congress November 19. Mendonca de Barros dismissed charges he had manipulated the recent privatization sale of state telecommunications holding Telebras. "This is not true, it is all false." Barros also said that he was the victim of "extortion and blackmail.

GN/WS 
BRAZIL
RTRJKK1 
November 19, 1998 
Minister of Communications Luiz Carlos Mendonca de Barros defends himself against allegations of corruption... 
Brasilia, Brazil 
COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER BARROS DEFENDS HIMSELF IN BRAZIL CONGRESS. 
Minister of Communications Luiz Carlos Mendonca de Barros defends himself against allegations of corruption while testifying to Congress November 19. Mendonca de Barros dismissed charges he had manipulated the recent privatization sale of state telecommunications holding Telebras. "This is not true, it is all false." Barros also said that he was the victim of "extortion and blackmail.

GN/WS 
THOMY
RTXHKXQ 
April 09, 1997 
Exterior view of the building of Thomy & Franck AG, the Swiss factory of Thomy mustard in Basle, April... 
Basel, Switzerland 
Exterior view of the building of Thomy & Franck AG, the Swiss factory of Thomy mustard in Basle, Apr..... 
Exterior view of the building of Thomy & Franck AG, the Swiss factory of Thomy mustard in Basle, April 9. The Thomy unit has fallen victim in Germamy to blackmailers hoping to extort uncut diamonds valued at U.S.$15 million. The blackmailers have threatened to place contaminated Thomy products into supermarkets and several of these have already been found in stores across Germany. 
GERMANY
RTXHKWD 
April 09, 1997 
An unidentified Conti supermarket employee checks food for contamination, after contaminated food was... 
An unidentified Conti supermarket employee checks food for contamination, after contaminated food wa..... 
An unidentified Conti supermarket employee checks food for contamination, after contaminated food was found in a supermarket in the Bavarian town of Regensburg April 9. A blackmailer wanting to extort unpolished diamonds worth 15 million U.S. dollars, is threatening to contaminate products from Nestle enterprises. 
GERMANY
RTXHKW5 
April 09, 1997 
An unidentified police officer checks food for signs of contamination, after contaminated food was found... 
An unidentified police officer checks food for signs of contamination, after contaminated food was f..... 
An unidentified police officer checks food for signs of contamination, after contaminated food was found in a supermarket in the Bavarian town of Regensburg April 9. A blackmailer wanting to extort unpolished diamonds worth 15 million U.S. dollars, is threatening to contaminate products from Nestle enterprises. 
RTR2XHG 
April 09, 1997 
Frankfurt police answer hotlines set up for queries related to the contamination of Thomy products. Nestle... 
Germany 
GERMAN POLICE ANSWER HOTLINES SET UP IN NESTLE EXTORTION CASE 
Frankfurt police answer hotlines set up for queries related to the contamination of Thomy products. Nestle AG's Thomy subsidiary has fallen victim to blackmailers hoping to extort uncut diamonds valued at U.S.$15 million by threatening to place contaminated Thomy products into German stores.

GERMANY CRIME 
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April 09, 1997 
German headquarters of Nestle AG, whose Thomy unit has fallen victim to blackmailers hoping to extort... 
Germany 
GERMAN HEADQUARTERS OF NESTLE IN FRANKFURT 
German headquarters of Nestle AG, whose Thomy unit has fallen victim to blackmailers hoping to extort uncut diamonds valued at U.S.$15 million. The blackmailers have threatened to place contaminated Thomy products into supermarkets and several of these have already been found in stores across Germany.

GERMANY CRIME 
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April 09, 1997 
An unidentified employee removes packaged products from the shelves of a Condi supermarket in the Bavarian... 
Germany 
AN EMPLOYEE THROWS OUT FOOD IN A SUPERMARKET IN REGENSBURG 
An unidentified employee removes packaged products from the shelves of a Condi supermarket in the Bavarian town of Regensburg April 9, after police found contaminated food from the Nestle company. A blackmailer wants to extort unpolished diamonds worth 15 million U.S. Dollars.

GERMANY EXTORTION 
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April 09, 1997 
An unidentified Conti supermarket employee checks food for contamination, after contaminated food was... 
Germany 
A SUPERMARKET EMPLOYEE SEARCHES FOR CONTAMINATED FOOD 
An unidentified Conti supermarket employee checks food for contamination, after contaminated food was found in a supermarket in the Bavarian town of Regensburg April 9. A blackmailer wanting to extort unpolished diamonds worth 15 million U.S. dollars, is threatening to contaminate products from Nestle enterprises.

GERMANY 
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April 09, 1997 
An unidentified police officer checks food for signs of contamination, after contaminated food was found... 
Germany 
A POLICE OFFICER CHECKS FOOD FOR CONTAMINATION 
An unidentified police officer checks food for signs of contamination, after contaminated food was found in a supermarket in the Bavarian town of Regensburg April 9. A blackmailer wanting to extort unpolished diamonds worth 15 million U.S. dollars, is threatening to contaminate products from Nestle enterprises.

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