Russia
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  • MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative agency filed criminal charges Thursday against an opposition leader's assistant, continuing a widespread crackdown on the movement against President Vladimir Putin.

    The Investigative Committee said in a statement that Left Front member Konstantin Lebedev has been charged with plotting mass riots and could face a jail term of up to ten years.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 file photo two women smoke at a downtown street in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, where the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is taking place.

    Government preparing a bill phasing out smoking in public; the World Health Organization says that some 40 percent of Russia's adult population smokes.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 7:00 AM EST
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  • In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 file photo two women smoke at a downtown street in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, where the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is taking place.

    The Russian prime minister called for a ban on all tobacco ads, as the government prepares a bill that would also phase out smoking in public.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 7:00 AM EST
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  • A woman votes at a polling station in the town of Khimki outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.

    Votes tightened Putin's grip on power and underlined opposition failure to build street protest into an effective challenge.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
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