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  • Ex-Kremlin Media Boss Hit With Call For Probe Over Pricey U.S. Real Estate
    WASHINGTON – A U.S. senator has asked federal authorities to investigate whether a powerful Russian media mogul seen as the mastermind behind the Kremlin-funded RT network used dirty money to purchase pricey California real estate.  U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (Republican-Mississippi) has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Mikhail Lesin, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s former press minister, violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or laundered money by acquiring...
  • Israel, Hamas Agree New Gaza Truce
    Israel and the Hamas militant group have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
  • Azerbaijani Independent Newspaper Suspends Publication
    The independent Azerbaijani newspaper "Azadliq" has been forced to suspend publishing due to financial problems.
  • British Judge Opens Inquiry Into Death Of Former Spy Litvinenko
    A British judge has opened an inquiry into the death of former Russian spy Aleksandr Litvinenko saying the central question is to learn whether the Russian government ordered the killing.
  • EU Formally Adopts Russia Sanctions
    The EU has adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine. Those affected include the country's largest banking house -- Sberbank.
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