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Police reveal cause of death for Russian businessman found at home

LONDON — British police say they are treating the death of London-based Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov as a homicide, after a post-mortem revealed he died from compression to the neck. Glushkov was an associate of Boris Berezovsky, a Russian oligarch and Kremlin critic who died under disputed circumstances in 2013. Glushkov, 68, was found dead […]

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Top Saudi official: Secretive corruption crackdown was “efficient”

We’re learning new details about what Saudi Arabia’s government calls its crackdown on corruption. The Saudi king recently established a special anti-corruption unit and last November Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman led a crackdown that detained Saudi princes, businessmen and former government officials at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the capital, Riyadh. “CBS This Morning” co-host […]

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Dozens flee besieged Syrian region as Assad’s forces move in

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces and Russian aircraft blanketed parts of the besieged, rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghotua with airstrikes and rocket fire on Thursday, activists said, as Syrians marked seven years since the popular uprising that sparked their country’s vicious civil war. The assault allowed Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s Russian-backed forces to push further […]