The Power of Money: How Autocrats Use London to Strike Foes Worldwide

English courtrooms have become a battleground — and a source of powerful weapons — in fierce disputes between the tycoons and the politicians of the post-Soviet world.

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Brooklyn Man Finds New Life in Crime (Writing)

Jonathan Ames, known for his confessional essays and TV shows like “Bored to Death,” tries his hand at a detective novel with “A Man Named Doll.”

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A ‘System of Espionage’ Reigned at Ikea, a French Prosecutor Charges

In a case riveting national attention, Ikea France is charged with violating privacy rights by surveilling unions, employees and customers.

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Charles Hill, Detective Who Found ‘The Scream,’ Dies at 73

His investigations, often conducted under cover, led to the recovery of Munch’s masterpiece as well as stolen paintings by Vermeer and Titian.

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Jack Palladino, 76, Hard-Charging Private Investigator, Dies After ‘Brutal Attack’

Mr. Palladino, a private investigator who had worked for Bill Clinton and other famous clients, died four days after he sustained a severe head injury in an attempted robbery, the authorities said.

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EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit

Six former employees were recently named in federal charges that were an indication of the lengths some companies will go to hit back at detractors.

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Terry Lenzner, Sleuth With a Wide-Ranging Career, Dies at 80

He prosecuted civil rights violators, investigated the Nixon administration during the Watergate scandal and worked for Bill Clinton.

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