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Police to Raid Migrants' Apartments Every Friday

In the latest step by authorities to fight unlawful immigration following an anti-migrant riot earlier this month, the city's police chief said that Moscow police will raid apartments reportedly occupied by illegal migrants every Friday until the end of the year.

In Fight For Passengers, Railroads Invest In Stations

Russian Railways has sought out its first outside investors to modernize the infrastructure of its 353 stations across the country, in an effort to keep passengers on its tracks and fend off rising competition from air carriers.

Kremlin Helps Media Moguls Expand

The Associated Press
The skinny man in a baggy, wrinkled shirt carting groceries back to his car could have been any Silicon Valley programmer, were it not for the Russian license plate on the car behind him.

Cat Caught Carrying Marijuana into Moldovan Prison

The Associated Press
A cat has been busted for smuggling marijuana into a prison in Moldova.

Putin's Crane is Found After Losing its Way

The Associated Press
One of the Siberian cranes that President Vladimir Putin helped teach to fly south last year lost its flock, but has been found and brought to Moscow.

Arab League Chief Says Syria Peace Talks Set for Nov. 23

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby said Sunday that peace talks aimed at ending the civil war in Syria were scheduled for Nov. 23, but the international envoy for Syria said no date had yet been set for the long-delayed conference.

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