Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; More Russian Soldiers Killed in Syria; Further on Chechen Gays

April 18, 2017
Russian bombers flying near Kodiak Island, Alaska. Photo by Fox News

Update: A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew within 100 miles of Kodiak Island, and US jets scrambled to intercept them.

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Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; More Russian Soldiers Killed in Syria

A Russian military vehicle drives near ruins in the historic city of Palmyra, Syria March 4, 2017. Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

The ruble is trading at 56.25 to the ruble and 60.34 to the euro. Brent crude is selling for 54.89 to the dollar. 

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