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Latest update : 2011-03-23

Khodorkovsky to wait even longer for a verdict as his trial is adjourned

The verdict in the Mikhail Khodorkovsky trial was due on Wednesday. But the court dramatically adjourned the hearing until December 27th, with no explanation to the relatives or supporters of the defendant. Russia's former richest man is facing 14 years in prison, accused of stealing oil extracted by his company Yukos over 6 years. His defence team says the accusations are absurd and insists that he is a victim of a political witchhunt, orchestrated at the highest level.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Xavier LUIZET , Ksenia BOLCHAKOVA

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2017-10-23 Americas

Was Chilean poet Pablo Neruda murdered?

International forensics experts have concluded that Pablo Neruda didn't die of cancer, as currently stated on his death certificate. The Chilean poet and senator from the...

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2017-10-20 Asia-pacific

The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hoping for a landslide win in snap elections this Sunday. He's banked much of his chances of success on his economic policies, known as...

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2017-10-19 Asia-pacific

'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

It's known as the "Chinese Silicon Valley". Zhongguancun, a tech hub north of Beijing, has become a symbol of growth and prosperity for many young entrepreneurs. Its success has...

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2017-10-19 Europe

Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to vote on autonomy

As the Catalan crisis continues to rattle Spain, we turn our attention to Italy. On Sunday, 16 million Italians in the northern Lombardy and Veneto regions will vote in a...

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2017-10-18 Americas

See you in court: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution

US agrichemical giant Monsanto is under scrutiny as EU leaders mull whether to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient of its herbicide Roundup. The firm is also under fire in the...

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