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Chinese Billionaire in UN Bribery Case Asks to Explore NYC

U.N. members' flags at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. (Aotearoa/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA)
U.N. members' flags at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. (Aotearoa/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA)

  NEW YORK—A Chinese billionaire confined to a luxury Manhattan apartment while awaiting trial in a United Nations bribery case is asking a judge to...

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