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    News you need: Morning links for Tuesday, May 15
    May15

    News you need: Morning links for Tuesday, May 15

    It’s primary day in Pennsylvania, Idaho, Nebraska, and Oregon (CBS News) Pennsylvania is seeing competitive elections in both House and Senate races. Democrats in Nebraska vote on their candidate for a seat in the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, in Idaho, Sen. Raul Labrador, the founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, is hoping to...

    Putin Unveils Crimea Bridge
    May15

    Putin Unveils Crimea Bridge

    Russia officially opened a bridge to its annexed Crimean Peninsula on May 15, as Russian President Vladimir Putin drove a truck across the 19-kilometer span. In an address to officials and construction workers at Crimea’s eastern tip, Putin said the bridge “will give the development of the economy of Crimea and Sevastopol a new...

    Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea
    May15

    Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin drove a large construction truck Tuesday to road test the much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The 19-kilometer (11.8-mile) bridge, which took two years to build and cost $3.6 billion is Putin’s project to show that...

    Jailed, Hunger-Striking Ukrainian On Trial Again In Russian-Controlled Crimea
    May15

    Jailed, Hunger-Striking Ukrainian On Trial Again In Russian-Controlled Crimea

    Volodymyr Balukh, an imprisoned pro-Kyiv activist who has been on hunger strike for 55 days and whose release has been demanded by Washington, is on trial again in Russian-controlled Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Putin drives a truck to mark opening of new, illegal bridge to Crimea
    May15

    Russia’s Putin drives a truck to mark opening of new, illegal bridge to Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, driving a truck, unveiled the auto section of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula on Tuesday, defying Ukraine which said the move showed cynical disregard for international law. …read more Source: Business...

    Putin Opens Bridge Linking Southern Russia With Crimea
    May15

    Putin Opens Bridge Linking Southern Russia With Crimea

    President Vladimir Putin has taken the wheel of a truck to officially open the much-anticipated bridge linking Russia’s south and the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: U.S....

    Vladimir Putin opens controversial bridge connecting Russia to Crimea
    May15

    Vladimir Putin opens controversial bridge connecting Russia to Crimea

    It will be the longest bridge in Europe, taking over the Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon. …read more Source: USA...

    Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has driven a large construction truck to open the much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea
    May15

    Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has driven a large construction truck to open the much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin Drives Truck Across Bridge From Russia To Crimea
    May15

    Putin Drives Truck Across Bridge From Russia To Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the country’s newly built bridge to the annexed Crimean Peninsula, driving a truck across the controversial span. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...