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    FILE - Alexandru Visinescu, the commander of the Ramnicu Sarat prison in eastern Romania between 1956 and 1963 while the country was under communist rule, leaves a court in Bucharest, Sept. 24, 2014.

    Romania Upholds 20-year Term for Communist-era Criminal

    Alexandru Visinescu, who ran a notorious communist-era prison between 1956 and 1963, was convicted of crimes against humanity in July 2015 

    FILE - Russian Su-30 jet fighters fly in formation over Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    Iran to Purchase Sukhoi-30 Fighter Jets From Russia

    Russia has already started delivering S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran 

    Rescue personnel wait in Bad Aibling, Germany, after two regional trains crashed, Feb. 9, 2016.

    Video Germany Probes Deadly Train Wreck Near Munich

    Crash involves two trains that hit head-on near Bad Aibling, about 60 kilometers southeast of Munich; at least 10 dead, more than 80 injured 

    Russia's Car Sales Shrink, Luxury Brands Grow

    The devalued ruble ironically made luxury cars cheaper in Russia than abroad and drove sales growth 

    FILE - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Nov. 26, 2015.  Ankara summoned the American ambassador, John Bass, on Feb. 9, 2016, to protest remarks by a State Department spokesman who said Washington does not consider Syria's Kurdish Democracy Union Party (PYD) a terrorist organization.

    Turkey, US Splits Deepen Over Support for Kurdish Militants

    Ankara summons American ambassador to protest remarks by State Department spokesman who said Washington does not consider Syria's Kurdish Democracy Union Party (PYD) a terrorist organization 



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    Video Russia's Car Sales Shrink Overall, But Luxury and Economy Models See Growth

    Car sales in Russia dropped by more than a third in 2015 because of the country's economic woes. But, at the extreme ends of the car market, luxury vehicles and some economy brands are actually experiencing growth. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.