German police recover stolen Caravaggio painting

By Andy Rice 28 June 2010

German police have recovered a painting attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio that was stolen from a museum in the Ukraine two years ago. Four men were arrested trying to sell the painting, and a further 20 were detained in the Ukraine. The painting, the Taking of Christ, is estimated to be worth tens of millions of pounds. Read more: Business Week and Expatica



Fudging, obfuscation and misdirection hobble the route to the nitty-gritty of expropriation

By Marianne Merten

"Joyfully to the breeze royal Odysseus spread his sail and with his rudder skillfully he steered." ~ Homer