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08/04/2008

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Nevzlin Sentenced To Life In Prison

The Moscow City Court on Friday convicted former Yukos co-owner Leonid Nevzlin on several counts of conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced him to life in prison, though the businessman was absent from the trial.

Solzhenitsyn, Chronicler of Soviet Labor Camps, Dies at 89

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning author who shook the foundations of Soviet rule with his monumental work "The Gulag Archipelago," has died at age 89, his son said Monday.

Blair Attacks Brown's Tenure As 'Lamentable' in Dispatch

Reuters
Britain's embattled prime minister, Gordon Brown, suffered another blow Sunday with the publication of a memo in which Tony Blair heaps scorn on his successor's performance in office.

Thousands Enraptured by Solar Eclipse

Combined Reports
An enormous swath of western Siberia was submerged in darkness Friday afternoon as the moon completely blocked the sun, enrapturing huge crowds of Russians and foreign tourists.
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