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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
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'Carlos the Jackal' wants court to review life sentence

PARIS, May 13 (UPI) -- Political terrorist Ilich "Carlos the Jackal" Ramirez Sanchez asked a French court Monday to review his life sentence for deadly bombings in the 1980s.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.
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'Carlos the Jackal' gets 2nd life term

PARIS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The gunman known as Carlos the Jackal was convicted Thursday of deadly bombings of French trains in 1982 and 1983 and given a life sentence.

Carlos the Jackal's ex-comrade testifies

PARIS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A former comrade of Carlos the Jackal described the man as a killer, rather than a revolutionary in a Paris court Friday.

'Carlos the Jackal' on trial in Paris

PARIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Convicted Venezuelan terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, known as "Carlos the Jackal," Monday faced charges in Paris for a series of bombings in the early 1980s.
Gadhafi dead at 73; Reagan called him a madman

Gadhafi dead at 73; Reagan called him a madman

TRIPOLI, Libya, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was called everything from a Barbary pirate to the king of international terrorism, an infantile nitwit and a religious fanatic.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008.
By United Press International

No lawyers in Iraq for Tariq Aziz

AMMAN, Jordan, May 20 (UPI) -- The son of former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said his father faces the Iraqi High Tribunal Tuesday on war crimes charges without legal counsel.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 24, 2007.
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Carlos the Jackal
French lawyer Jacques Verges, in a file photo from Amman, Jordan, December 18, 2003, said on March 27, 2004, that Saddam Hussein's nephew had chosen him to represent Saddam Hussein in his upcoming war crimes tria. Verges is known for defending Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and guerrilla Carlos the Jackal and is presently defending former Iraqi deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)
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Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, better known as Carlos the Jackal (born on October 12, 1949(1949-10-12)), is a Venezuelan convicted of murder in France who has worked with and for causes associated with communists, Arab nationalists and Islamists. He is serving a life sentence in prison.

Named after Vladimir Ilyich Lenin by his Marxist father, Ramírez Sánchez soon joined the youth movement of the national communist party. He enrolled in a university in Moscow which was noted for recruiting foreign communists. In 1970, he volunteered for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In Lebanon, he finished his training at a school staffed by Iraqi military.

After several bungled bombings, Ramírez Sánchez achieved notoriety for a 1975 raid on the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, which killed three people. This was followed by a string of attacks against Western targets. For many years he was among the most wanted international fugitives. Carlos was dubbed "The Jackal" by The Guardian after one of its correspondents reportedly spied Frederick Forsyth's novel The Day of the Jackal in close proximity to some of the fugitive's belongings.

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