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California Lawmaker Charged In Corruption Case Could Have Been Entrapped, Lawyer Says

By Josh Richman and Aaron Kinney, San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO — California state Sen. Leland Yee, accused of trafficking in illegal weapons and fraud, could have been pushed into brokering an arms deal, his attorney said Monday. It was only toward the end of a three-year investigation that federal undercover agents pushed hard for […]

April 1, 2014

Germany Halts Major Arms Deal With Russia

Berlin (AFP) – Germany said Wednesday any arms trading with Moscow was currently “indefensible” as it halted a major deal to provide a fully equipped training camp to Russian forces. Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced the suspension of the Rheinmetall project as Moscow tightened its grip on the flashpoint Crimean peninsula.   AFP Photo/Odd Andersen

March 19, 2014