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China's Bo to plead guilty, but maybe not to all charges: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai has agreed to plead guilty at a trial likely to be held within weeks, three sources said, in an apparent bid to earn a more lenient sentence and allow authorities to close the door on the country's biggest political scandal in decades.Full story

Cuba criticizes US embargo fine for AmEx, bank

Cuba on Tuesday criticized recent U.S. government sanctions against American Express Co. and an Italian bank for apparent violations of the 51-year-old economic and financial embargo against the island. Full story

Chinese magazine gives new details on charges against Bo Xilai

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese magazine on Tuesday provided fresh details about the charges against former senior leader Bo Xilai, saying he had accepted bribes while mayor of a northeastern city and prevented an investigation into his wife's murder of a British businessman while local Communist Part Full story

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  Chinese official goes to court

Former high-ranking Chinese official Bo Xilai is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power in a Chinese court. The scandal exposed corruption and infighting in the Communist party. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  The true roots of 'Big Brother'

Toure explains how the surveillance state started far before 9/11 - and it started with the way the war on drugs was waged.

  Daughter of Chinese dissident on why human rights issues are important

Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of imprisoned Chinese Dissident Wang Bingzhang, has worked to draw attention to her father's case. Bingzhang is serving a life sentence for opposing communism, and Wang joins Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf in the green room to further discuss her inspired story.

  Obama meeting with Chinese President comes at 'pivotal' moment for US, China relations

Noah Feldman discusses Sino-American relations with The Cycle hosts, as well as the "mutually assured economic destruction" relationship between the two countries.

  Why a trip to Cuba is still so controversial

The world was up in arms last week when Jay-Z and Beyonce visited Cuba. Michigan State University professor Lisa Cook and Mauricio Claver-Carone, director of the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC, help explain why is it still an issue for Americans to travel to Cuba.

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