November 2016: Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.
1. Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul 2. Hundreds of Migrants Drown Off Libya 3. British High Court Ruling Will Slow Brexit 4. China Blocks New Hong Kong Legislators 5. ISIS Kidnaps Hundreds of Civilians Outside Mosul 6. Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies 7. South African President Zuma Survives Another No-Confidence Vote 8. Samsung to Buy Harman International for $8 Billion 9. Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested 10. Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS 11. First U.S. Casualty in Syria 12. Fidel Castro Dies 13. Franois Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination 14. OPEC Agrees to Cut Oil Production 15. Columbia: New Peace with FARC
- Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested
- On November 15, 2016, Alexey Ulyukaev is arrested in the middle of the night. Ulyukaev, the Russian economy minister, is the highest ranking government official to be arrested in recent times. Ulyukaev is accused of trying to extort a bribe of $2 million from the state oil company Rosneft in exchange for approving the company's purchase of the government-controlled share of Bashneft, another oil company. Ulyukaev pleads not guilty to the charges. While Ulyukaev's arrest shocks the people of Russia, the secret police, FSB, reveals that they have been watching Ulyukaev for over a year.
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