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  • Russia Presses for Details in Ex-Putin Aide's Death VOA 11 Mar 2016 -- Russian officials complain they've been frustrated in repeated efforts to get information about the mysterious death of Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to President Vladimir Putin whose battered body was found in a Washington hotel room four months ago.
  • Blunt Force: Key Facts About The Mysterious Death Of Ex-Putin Adviser Mikhail Lesin RFE/RL 11 Mar 2016 -- On November 3, 2015, hundreds of guests gathered at the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in the U.S. capital for a dinner (...). On the guest list that evening, (...) was Mikhail Lesin, a former Russian press minister, Kremlin adviser, and central player in President Vladimir Putin's consolidation of state control over the media.
  • Moscow Asks Washington For Information Regarding Lesin Death RFE/RL 11 Mar 2016 -- Russia's Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika has made an official request to Washington for information concerning the death of former Russian press minister and presidential adviser Mikhail Lesin.
  • Russian Banker Accused Of Spying In U.S. Pleads Guilty RFE/RL 11 Mar 2016 -- A Russian banker accused in the United States of participating in a spy ring has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
  • Russian National Accused of Spying Pleads Guilty in US Court Sputnik 11 Mar 2016 -- A Russian national, who was indicted last February on charges of gathering information for Russia's intelligence service, has pleaded guilty to a criminal conspiracy charge.
  • Russian National Pleads Guilty to Spying in US VOA 11 Mar 2016 -- A Russian national has pleaded guilty to conspiring to spy for Russian intelligence in the United States, the Department of Justice said in a release Friday.
  • China-Russia Talks Focus on North Korea VOA 11 Mar 2016 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's two-day visit to Moscow this week has largely focused on North Korea's increasing nuclear threats.
  • US Senators Push for Action on Reunions with N. Korean Families VOA 11 Mar 2016 -- A group of U.S. senators is proposing legislation to try to reunite Korean Americans with their families in North Korea.
  • Commentary: Pull the North Korean nuclear issue back to the negotiating table People's Daily 11 Mar 2016 -- People's Daily published a commentary titled 'Pull the North Korean nuclear issue back to the negotiating table' on March 11. The article gives an in-depth analysis of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's remarks on the North Korean nuclear issue on March 8. It points out in the article that China supports Resolution 2270 passed by the UN Security Council, warning the risks of hesitation and gambling on the DPRK nuclear issue. The article reiterates the importance of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula through peaceful means by restarting the six-party talks.
  • Russia president signs decree on UN Iran resolution fulfillment Press TV 11 Mar 2016 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree announcing his country's fulfillment of a United Nations Security Council resolution on Iran's nuclear program.
  • Iraqi protesters demand formation of new cabinet Press TV 11 Mar 2016 -- Tens of thousands of Iraqis held a demonstration in the capital, Baghdad, Friday to call for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to form a new cabinet of independent and professional ministers.
  • Myanmar's NLD Presidential Nominee Has Deep Party Roots VOA 11 Mar 2016 -- Htin Kyaw, confirmed Friday as presidential nominee for Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD), is a close aide to party leader Aung San Suu Kyi who's believed likely to win the country's top office and govern on her behalf.
  • Leaked Daesh files likely genuine: German police Press TV 11 Mar 2016 -- The Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany (BKA) says it is highly probable that the leaked files containing a treasure trove of details about Daesh terrorists are authentic.
  • Belgium Plans to Create Own National Space Agency - Reports Sputnik 11 Mar 2016 -- Belgium plans to create its own state space agency, and cooperate with China on a satellite launch program, media reported Friday.



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