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Germany Extradites To Ukraine Three Suspects In Case On Caravaggio Painting Stolen From Odesa Museum (18:10, Thursday, October 14, 2010)

Germany Extradites To Ukraine Three Suspects In Case On Caravaggio Painting Stolen From Odesa Museum (18:10, Thursday, October 14, 2010) http://un.ua/eng/article/291242.html Ukrainian News Agency Germany has extradited to Ukraine three suspects in the case on the painting The Taking of Christ, or Judas’s Kiss, a canvas by Caravaggio, which was stolen from the Odesa Museum…

Williams, AZ USA: Ariz. Officials Work To Protect Ancient Art

Ariz. Officials Work To Protect Ancient Art http://www.wkrg.com/raw_news/article/ariz.-officials-work-to-protect-ancient-art/1017971/Oct-03-2010_1-35-pm/ by (AP) WILLIAMS, Ariz. Published: Sun, October 03, 2010 – 12:19 pm CST Last Updated: Sun, October 03, 2010 – 1:35 pm CST Investigators Have Yet To Identify Any Suspects In The Case Of A 1,000-year-old Rock Art Panel That Was Damaged In Northern Arizona Over The…

Monterey, CA USA: Lawsuit Filed In Pebble Beach Art Heist Case

Lawsuit Filed In Pebble Beach Art Heist Case http://www.ksbw.com/news/25239646/detail.html Alleged Victims File Defamation Lawsuit POSTED: 7:59 am PDT October 1, 2010 UPDATED: 9:12 am PDT October 1, 2010 MONTEREY, Calif. — Two men who said they are the victims of a multimillion-dollar art heist in Pebble Beach last year have filed a lawsuit against Monterey…

Cairo, Egypt: New judge to oversee Van Gogh theft trial; resumes Oct. 5

New judge to oversee Van Gogh theft trial; resumes Oct. 5 http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123519&catid=1&Itemid=183 Deputy Culture Minister Mohsen Shaalan during the hearing on Tuesday. (Daily News Egypt Photo/Heba Fahmy) By Heba Fahmy /Daily News Egypt September 30, 2010, 6:33 pm CAIRO: The trial of the Van Gogh painting theft was on Tuesday adjourned to Oct. 5, when…

Amsterdam, NY USA: Suspects in Buddhist temple burglary arrested

Suspects in Buddhist temple burglary arrested http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/buddhist-1278607-police-arrested.html September 22, 2010 4:27 PM Michelle Kim AMSTERDAM — Police say they have arrested two men in connection with the burglary of a Buddhist statue Tuesday. David Rodriguez, 27, and Hector Martinez, 24, both of Amsterdam, are accused of stealing the Buddhist statue Police believe the men are…

Paris, France: 3 Men Sentenced in Case of Stolen Picassos

France: 3 Men Sentenced in Case of Stolen Picassos http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/world/europe/22briefs-PAINTINGS.html By DOREEN CARVAJAL Published: September 21, 2010 Three men accused of trying to peddle stolen Picasso paintings were sentenced to up to seven years in prison on Tuesday after they portrayed themselves in court as witless sellers who did not know they possessed anything valuable.…

NY, NY USA: A Missing Painting Turns Up, but the Case Isn’t Closed

A Missing Painting Turns Up, but the Case Isn’t Closed http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/nyregion/16painting.html By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and REBECCA WHITE Published: September 15, 2010 Its discovery was nearly as strange as its disappearance. For more than a month, the whereabouts of “Portrait of a Girl,” a painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot of a young girl with a lace…

Cairo, Egypt: Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft 'no big deal'

Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft ‘no big deal’ http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/culture-minister-van-gogh-painting-theft-no-big-deal Fathya el-Dakhakhni Tue, 14/09/2010 – 21:18 Culture Minister Farouk Hosni on Tuesday downplayed the importance of the theft last month of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Poppy Flowers” painting from a Cairo museum, saying it was “not a big deal.” “The Egyptian public is very emotional,” he…

Bali, Indonesia: Alleged Italian Temple Thief Arrested in Bali

Alleged Italian Temple Thief Arrested in Bali Made Arya Kencana | September 07, 2010 http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/alleged-italian-temple-thief-arrested-in-bali/395020 Bali. Police in Bali have arrested an Italian national on suspicion of looting local treasures. Badung Police chief detective Adjutant Comr. Soma Adnyana told the Jakarta Globe on Tuesday that they had found 110 sacred Hindu objects, known as pratima,…

Cairo, Egypt: More security flops unveiled in Van Gogh theft

More security flops unveiled in Van Gogh theft http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2010/08/29/4980089.htm (Daily News Egypt Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CAIRO: Investigations into the theft of a $50 million Van Gogh painting from a Cairo museum on last week, continue to reveal more security flops. Only one single security guard manned Mahmoud Khalil Museum which housed Vn Gogh’s “Poppy…

Cairo, Egypt: Van Gogh investigations nearing closure

Van Gogh investigations nearing closure Arabic Edition Sat, 28/08/2010 – 14:51 http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/van-gogh-investigations-nearing-closure Investigations into the theft of the van Gogh painting Poppy Flower ended two days ago, according to the North Giza Prosecution. Over the six days of investigations, the prosecution heard 32 witnesses. Another six individuals were imprisoned on charges of negligence, including the…

London, UK: Antique dealer attacks 'scandalous' European extradition laws

Antique dealer attacks ‘scandalous’ European extradition laws http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/7968373/Antique-dealer-attacks-scandalous-European-extradition-laws.html An antiques dealer has attacked “scandalous” European extradition laws which led to his attempted deportation over claims that he broke a Greek bylaw at his home in London 11 years ago. Richard Edwards and Jackie Williams Published: 8:00AM BST 28 Aug 2010 Antiques dealer Malcolm Hay at…

Cardiff, Wales UK: Two arrested after statue theft

26 August 2010 Last updated at 10:03 ET Two arrested after statue theft http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-11099353 The statue cost £30,000 and was erected in July 1999 Two men have been arrested following the theft of an 8ft (2.4m) statue of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel from a quayside in Pembrokeshire. Police believe the bronze statue, which cost £30,000…

Cairo, Egypt: Confusion reigns over stolen Van Gogh painting

Confusion reigns over stolen Van Gogh painting http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gR7b9KgMHbhceV0FWJ… By Rayad Abu Awad (AFP) – 9 hours ago CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s culture minister Sunday backtracked on a claim that two Italians were arrested with a stolen Van Gogh painting, blaming a subordinate for giving “inaccurate” information. “The information … came from … Mohsen Shaalan. Despite…

Nottingham, UK: Fresh appeal to trace valuable Irish paintings

Thursday 12 August 2010 Fresh appeal to trace valuable Irish paintings http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/national-news/fresh_appeal_to_trace_valuable_irish_paintings_1_800668 Published on Thu Aug 12 15:18:04 BST 2010 Police investigating the theft of five Irish paintings worth around £40,000 from a property near Nottingham city centre are appealing to the public for help. The artwork, along with a bronze clock, jewellery and electrical…

Dunedin, NZ: Dinosaur egg theft arrest made

Dinosaur egg theft arrest made http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/4006976/Dinosaur-egg-theft-arrest-made By JARED MORGAN – The Southland Times Last updated 05:00 10/08/2010 Invercargill police have unearthed the man they say is responsible for the theft of a fossilised dinosaur egg from Otago Museum last week. Senior Sergeant Bruce Terry said police yesterday arrested a 52-year-old Invercargill artist and charged him…