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Rebels kill policeman, injure 14 others in Chechnya

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebels have killed a Russian policeman and injured 14 others in Chechnya, police said on Saturday, a rare clash in the now mostly calm North Caucasus republic which lies near to the venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Full story

Congress members turn to overripe action star for guidance in complicated world

   Rachel Maddow reports on a congressional delegation that utilized the favor and connections of Steven Seagal to meet with officials in Russia for insight on the Boston Marathon bombing.

Prominent Chechen advocate shot dead in Turkish capital

ANKARA (Reuters) - A prominent figure in the Chechen diaspora in Turkey was shot at his Ankara office late on Wednesday, a North Caucasus refugee association said, the latest in a series of killings of Chechens and their sympathizers in the country in recent years. Full story

Boston bomb brothers more American than Chechen: Depardieu

GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - French actor Gerard Depardieu said on Tuesday the ethnic Chechen brothers accused of the Boston marathon bombing had been raised American and that residents of the volatile Russian region of Chechnya were not to blame. Full story

Tsarnaev homeland Chechnya: rebuilt from war, ruled by fear

GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - When it was last in the international spotlight, Chechnya was in ruins, its capital Grozny reduced to dust by the deadliest artillery and air onslaught in Europe since World War Two. Full story

Chechen linesman gets life ban, $16,200 fine for assault

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian FA (RFU) upheld a life ban for Chechen linesman Musa Kadyrov on Tuesday and fined him $16,200 for assaulting a player in a league match. Full story

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