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Oil Piracy in the Caspian

Czech emigre Viktor Kozeny charmed investors into bankrolling his scheme to privatize Azerbaijan's oil industry. Now languishing in a Bahamian jail, he faces extradition to the United States on charges of bribing top Azeri government officials.

Asia Riven by Anti-Cartoon Rallies

Muslims from Gaza to Thailand express rage at drawings of Muhammad.

Blair Slams Protests of Caricatures

British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday criticized as ""completely unacceptable"" the violent protests that have taken place against the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Toshiba Bets on Nuclear Power

The Japanese company spends $5.4 billion to buy plant maker Westinghouse.

Crude Rising as Tehran Pursues Nuclear Energy

Crude oil rose a second day on concern supplies from Iran will be susceptible to disruption as long as the world's fourth-largest oil producer pursues nuclear energy.

13 Al-Qaida Convicts Escape Yemeni Prison

Interpol issued a global security alert on Sunday over the escape of at least 13 convicted al-Qaida militants who tunneled their way out of a jail in Yemen, calling them a ""clear and present danger to all countries.""

Art Looted by Nazis Returns to Heir

Vienna's Belvedere Gallery took down five Gustav Klimt paintings Monday and packed them for return to a California woman who says the Nazis stole them from her family.

Kin of Drowned Passengers Attack Ferry Office in Egypt

Hundreds of relatives of passengers drowned on a Red Sea ferry attacked the offices of the owners Monday, throwing its furniture into the street, and tried to storm a hospital after it displayed photographs of the bodies retrieved from the sea.

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