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Bo Xilai

Oct 25, 2013 — There's more on the NSA and its activities in Europe. And from Nigeria, a story on outrage over government spending.
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Sep 22, 2013 — A Chinese court has sentenced Bo Xilai, the former Politburo member who was snared on graft charges, to life in prison. The sentence for offenses that include bribery, embezzlement, and abuse of power completes a shocking fall for Bo, who had been a rising star in China's political system.
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Aug 23, 2013 — Chinese authorities clamped down on information coming out of the trial, one day after the defendant appeared to run circles around his accusers.
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Aug 22, 2013 — It's common to see cowed defendants admit to crimes during Communist Party show trials. But disgraced former politburo member Bo Xilai began his trial with vehement denials of guilt, calling one accuser a "crazy dog snapping at things for reward."
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Jul 25, 2013 — Once a rising star among China's political elite, Bo's career crashed in 2012 after his wife was connected to a British businessman's murder. That led to accusations of corruption and taking bribes.
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Nov 15, 2012 — He was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China early Thursday morning. But those hoping for change in China say the make-up of the party's elite makes it unlikely major reforms will come anytime soon.
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Sep 28, 2012 — His fall from grace began when a local police chief told authorities about the murder of a British businessman. Bo's wife was convicted, and he's been connected to the handling of the case and other alleged corruption.
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Aug 19, 2012 — Gu Kailai was convicted after confessing to killing British businessman Neil Heywood in 2011. She's the wife of Bo Xilai, who was removed from his post as Communist Party secretary in the southern city of Chongqing in March.
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Aug 9, 2012 — It took prosecutors about four hours to lay out their case against Gu Kailai. Officials say she didn't challenge the allegations. She will be sentenced later.
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Jul 26, 2012 — Gu Kailai, wife of once prominent politician Bo Xilai, is accused of murdering a British businessman. Chinese media have not waited for the trial to declare her guilty.
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