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Noize MC and the Mercedes song

A song by Noize MC is about a Moscow traffic accident. Two weeks ago the vice-president of Lukoil crashed into a Citroen killing two women in that car. The police blamed the Citroen but Noize MC has his own version. Anchor Marco Werman has more.

Conflict & Justice

Putin makes Assad an offer he can't refuse

The embattled Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, appeared in Moscow on Tuesday night, for his first trip outside of his country since the uprising against him began in 2011. It’s a sign of his dependence on Russian military assistance. And it seems Vladimir Putin summoned Assad to get a sense of how flexible he is on his role in any political settlement or transition in Syria. Syria's secular elite shares a deep comfort level with the arrival of Russian forces.