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Legal news from Sunday, August 31, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts

Brazilian intelligence service Abin has pledged to investigate published reports that its agents wiretapped a variety of top Brazilian officials, including Supreme Federal Court president Gilmar Mendes. Veja, a Brazilian weekly newsmagazine, made the claim in an article in its latest issue, published late last week. The officials said to have …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

The leaders of Italy and Libya Saturday signed a accord under which Italy pledged to invest $5 billion in Libya as compensation for its colonial rule over the north African state from 1911 to 1943. Meeting with Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi before a crowd which included descendants of Libyan resistance fighters, Italian Prime …

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