>> Guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe, the verdict Friday on Russia's ex-economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev. It's a case that has shone rare light on infighting among Russia's elite. State prosecutors claimed Ulyukayev asked for the payment in November last year, allegedly in exchange for approving the sale of state-controlled oil company, Bashneft, to Russia's biggest oil company, Rosneft.
Ulyukayev denies the charges. He says he thought the bag holding the bribe was a gift of expensive alcohol, and claims he is the victim of a monstrous and cruel provocation. Prosecutors have sought a sentence of ten years in jail and ruled that he must pay a fine of more than $2.2 million.