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    Putin Cements Russian Hold on Crimea with Opening of Bridge
    May15

    Putin Cements Russian Hold on Crimea with Opening of Bridge

    Russia established a physical link to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula it seized from Ukraine in 2014, by opening a 12-mile bridge from the mainland. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Moves to Retaliate for US Sanctions
    May15

    Russia Moves to Retaliate for US Sanctions

    Russian lawmakers Tuesday unanimously approved, in first readings, legislation to retaliate against the United States and other Western countries for last month’s imposition by Washington of sanctions on some of Russia’s biggest companies and business people. One measure would empower the Kremlin to impose sweeping “counter-sanctions”...

    WATCH:  Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea
    May15

    WATCH: Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the occasion by driving a bright-orange truck across to the disputed peninsula that Russian troops seized from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: ABC...

    Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea
    May15

    Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea

    The 12-mile bridge gives Russia a land crossing to the peninsula seized in 2014 …read more Source: ABC...

    Bridge marks physical ‘reunification’ of Crimea with Russian mainland
    May15

    Bridge marks physical ‘reunification’ of Crimea with Russian mainland

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    Putin opens bridge to Crimean land annexed in 2014
    May15

    Putin opens bridge to Crimean land annexed in 2014

    Kremlin President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened a bridge connecting Russia with Crimea — land that he annexed four years ago. …read more Source: United Press...

    Putin Drives Truck to Open New Russia-Crimea Bridge
    May15

    Putin Drives Truck to Open New Russia-Crimea Bridge

    Russian President Vladimir Putin drove a truck across a new bridge connecting mainland Russia to Moscow-annexed Crimea Tuesday, a project Ukraine has condemned as a violation of international law. Russian state television showed Putin behind the wheel of a construction truck with workers on the nearly 20-kilometer drive across the bridge, which...

    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...