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  • Convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout asks Moscow to intervene

     
    Arms merchant Viktor Bout, who was sentenced last week to 25 years in prison by a U.S. judge, appealed Thursday to the Russian government to take his case to the International Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to help him get back to Russia.
  • Brazil workers protest over manufacturing losses

     
    After a decade of speedy economic growth powered by selling basic commodities to Asia, Brazil has become an expensive country to live in, and the complex goods produced by well-paid workers cannot compete with cheap imports from China.

    Convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout gets 25 years in prison

     
    REPORTING FROM NEW YORK -- A federal court judge sentenced convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison Thursday, but in a swipe at prosecutors said there was no convincing evidence that he would have committed the crimes alleged if he had...

    Russia wants 'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout back

     
    MOSCOW -- Russia will work to bring convicted arms smuggler Viktor Bout back home, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday, strongly implying that his country disagrees with the verdict handed to Bout on Thursday by a U.S. federal court in New York....

    Military unrest mars hopes for Guinea-Bissau election

     
    In Guinea-Bissau, soldiers reportedly sealed off the parts of the capital on Thursday and ringed the home of the prime minister, lobbing grenades. The unrest comes weeks before an election once seen as a chance for one of the most troubled states in...