FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, March 1, 2018, journalists watch as Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Manezh in Moscow, Russia. Buoyed by an oil boom, President Vladimir Putin's rule since 2000 has been marked by complaints about corruption and human rights abuse, tension with the West over Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and accusations of meddling in U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
March 12, 2018 - 7:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he approved of a plan to shoot down a hijacked passenger jet in 2014. A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight and demand that it go to Sochi as the Winter Olympics were about to start there. The pilot instead tricked the man, who was...
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