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Once-Jailed Oligarch 'Ready' to Challenge Putin for Presidency
The last Russian oligarch to challenge President Vladimir Putin politically -- and pay dearly for it -- says he's ready to try again. Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once Russia's richest man and the head of Russian energy giant Yukos. But after he made political moves against Putin, he was quickly tried
Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Gets 5 Years for Embezzlement
Anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was convicted of embezzlement today in what he had denounced as a political show trial. Navalny was sentenced to five years in prison and given a large fine. He and a co-defendant,...
Artists Compete for Best Drawing of Russian Oligarch on Trial
ABC's Alexander Marquardt reports from Moscow: At first glance it looks like a high school art exhibit: many of the drawings hanging from twine on the sterile gallery’s walls are amateurish sketches, others detailed portraits, some fantastical cartoons. As in...
President Obama Seeks to Build Up Medvedev Over Putin
President Obama gave an interview to the most independent publication in Russia, Novaya Gazet, which has been highly critical of the Kremlin. The interview seemed to have been a way to build up Russian President Dmitry Medvedev - who also gave Novaya Gazet a recent interview -- and to seemingly ...
Russia Court Orders Arrest of Russian Oil Mogul Gutseriyev
A Russian court issued a warrant on Tuesday for the arrest of billionaire Mikhail Gutseriyev, who has accused the state of using tax evasion charges to force him out of his Russneft oil business. The warrant for Gutseriyev, who prosecutors believe is outside Russia, could hinder a plan by
Russia Refuses to Free Pregnant Prisoner
Pregnant Svetlana Bakhmina Is Eligible for Parole But Russia Refuses to Free Her
U.S. Strikes Miss Terror Suspects in Somalia
SOMALIA Somali Raids Miss Terror Suspects The US air strikes in Somalia failed to kill any of the three al-Qaeda suspects they targeted, a top US official says. ( BBC ) Somali Elders Say About 100 Killed in US, Ethiopian Air Strikes Somali clan elders and residents of southern Somalia have said
Somali Troops Backed by Ethiopia Enter Mogadishu
SOMALIA Troops Enter Mogadishu; Refugees Drown Somali government troops backed by Ethiopian forces rolled into Mogadishu without firing a shot Thursday, a striking gain in its bid to recapture the country from an Islamic movement that had once seemed nearly invincible. ( AP ) Eyewitness:
The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report
One hundred or more people were killed when Russian troops stormed a school Friday in a chaotic battle to free parents, teachers and children who had been held hostage for 53 hours by Chechen separatists, news wires report. And, F.B.I. counterintelligence agents are investigating whether several
Who Are the Power Brokers?
With great wealth comes the power to effect change. But more than money determines how much influence a billionaire wields. In compiling our first power ranking for billionaires, we weighed their political connections, the size and scope of their businesses and investments, their media coverage,