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By Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) - Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin after 10 years in jail, said in remarks published on Sunday that he would not go into politics or seek to regain assets of his former oil company, Yukos. Khodorkovsky, who flew to Berlin after his release from a prison near the Arctic Circle on Saturday, said that there were no conditions attached to his release and that he had made no admission of guilt in asking Putin for a pardon. "I do not intend to get involved in politics and do not intend to fight for the return of assets," Khodorkovsky told the Russian magazine The New Times in a filmed interview, excerpts of which were shown online. Once Russia's richest man, Khodorkovsky had been in jail since his arrest in 2003 on fraud and tax evasion charges.
ALTA BADIA, Italy (AP) — Two-time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher led the opening run of a giant slalom on the Gran Risa course Sunday, while favorite Ted Ligety stood third after making a couple mistakes.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country's top former leaders.