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US Judge Grants Bail for Israeli in Detonator Case

A federal judge on Wednesday granted bail to an Israeli citizen accused by the U.S. government of conspiring to send 200 U.S.-made nuclear weapons detonators to Pakistan, dealing a setback to prosecutors who argued he might try to flee the country. Asher Karni, 50, is charged with acquiring products capable of triggering nuclear weapons and exporting them to Pakistan via South Africa, avoiding the requirement of obtaining a U.S. export license. Federal agents arrested Karni, who has lived in South Africa for the last 18 years, when he arrived at Denver International Airport on Jan. 1 at the start of a skiing holiday. Full Story

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