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Russia preys on Turkmenistan, exacts huge gas concessions

Russia preys on Turkmenistan, exacts huge gas concessions

The Kremlin waited until Turkmenistan was in a financial bind to press for gas sales at only a fraction of what the country once sold its only viable export.

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Russian bungling expands terrorists' grip on Syrian territory

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