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Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mongolian Dinosaur Skeleton

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to smuggling a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton into the United States from Mongolia, selling it at auction for more than $1 million. Prosecutors call Eric Prokopi a “one-man black market in prehistoric fossils.” Prokopi also agreed to forfeit claims on other dinosaur remains, including a Chinese flying dinosaur that […]

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Florida Man Charged with Smuggling Mongolian Dinosaur Skeleton into US

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Federal agents have charged a Florida man with smuggling a 70 million year-old dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia into the United States. Prosecutors call suspect Eric Prokopi of Gainesville, Florida a “one-man black market in prehistoric fossils.” Prokopi allegedly brought the dinosaur bones into the United States and reassembled them to form a Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton. […]

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Mongolia Sends Former President to Prison

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Mongolian court has sentenced former president Nambar Enkhbayer to four years in prison, after finding him guilty on corruption charges. The court found the former prime minister and president guilty on Thursday of misappropriating gifts and other corruption charges. Mr. Enkhbayer, who was barred from running in Mongolia’s June parliamentary elections, has called the […]

Clinton Links Democracy, Economics in Mongolia

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Mongolia on an Asian tour aimed at promoting democracy and greater U.S. economic presence in the region. Clinton on Monday addressed the International Women’s Leadership forum being held in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. She emphasized the benefits and importance of democracy for economic growth, stressing that one without […]

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Clinton Arrives in Mongolia

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Mongolia on an Asian tour aimed at promoting democracy. Clinton quickly went into talks with President Tsakhia Elbegdorj, and is scheduled to speak later Monday to an International Women’s Leadership forum being held in the capital, Ulaanbaator. The top U.S. diplomat arrived in Ulaanbaator in the […]

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Clinton Arrives in Mongolia

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Mongolia on an Asian tour aimed at promoting democracy. Clinton quickly went into talks with President Tsakhia Elbegdorj, and is scheduled to speak later Monday to an International Women’s Leadership forum being held in the capital, Ulan Bator. The top U.S. diplomat arrived in Ulan Bator […]

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Opposition Poised to Win Mongolian Election

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mongolian election officials say the opposition Democratic Party has captured more votes than the ruling Mongolian People’s Party in Thursday’s parliamentary election, but not the required majority. The final results have not been announced due to technical problems with a new automated counting system, introduced to ensure more fairness in the voting process. The ruling […]

Mongolians Decide Fate of Mineral Wealth in Parliamentary Election

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Mongolians are heading to the polls Thursday to elect a new parliament that will be tasked with how to best use the country’s massive influx of mineral wealth to help its still poor population. The resource-rich country boasts the world’s fastest growing economy, thanks to a jump in revenue from its still largely untapped gold, […]

China Lashes Out at Dalai Lama’s Visit to Mongolia

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has lodged a strong protest with neighboring Mongolia over a visit this week by the Dalai Lama. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei announced the protest at a briefing in Beijing Tuesday. He said China has always opposed any country providing the exiled spiritual leader with a platform to advocate independence from […]

S.Korea, Mongolia to Boost Resources Cooperation

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is in Mongolia for talks with President Tsakhia Elbegdorj on a visit that coincides with a visit to Ulan Bator by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. South Korea’s news agency says Mr. Lee and Mr. Elbegdorj agreed during a meeting Monday to boost resources and energy cooperation and bolster ties […]

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