The Daily Populous

Sunday March 19th, 2023 night edition

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March 18 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea on Saturday on an unannounced visit to mark the ninth anniversary of Russia's annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine.

Putin was greeted by the Russian-installed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, and taken to see a new children's centre and art school on what the official said was a surprise visit.

[1/8] Russian President Vladimir Putin, Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhayev and Metropolitan Tikhon (Shevkunov), chairman of the Patriarchal Council for Culture, visit the state museum-preserve "Tauric Chersonese" in Sevastopol, Crimea March 18, 2023.

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Putin has yet to comment publicly on the move.

Russia seized Crimea in 2014, eight years before launching its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine says it will fight to expel Russia from Crimea and all other territory that Russia has occupied in the year-long war. »

Holstein calf with smiling face markings lands role as farm lawnmower for life

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"Happy" the Holstein was born in West Gippsland earlier this week The calf's breeders say they have never seen markings like his.

The calf's breeders say they have never seen markings like his Happy will remain on the farm as a lawnmower and pet.

Megan and Barry Coster breed about 700 calves a year at their stud farm in Ripplebrook in West Gippsland. »

Web of secret chip deals allegedly help U.S. tech flow to Russia

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For years, Artem Uss had appeared in Russian media as the owner of fancy real estate, luxury cars and Italian hotels.

Now U.S. officials allege he’s at the center of a suspected secret supply chain that prosecutors say used American technology to support Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.

Court documents from the Uss case and others like it show how Russia allegedly built a secret pipeline for years before the war to ensure the supply of semiconductors to the country despite U.S. controls. »

A free-to-play 'Persona 5' mobile game is on its way

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A free-to-play 'Persona 5' mobile game is on its way The game, which will feature a new cast of characters, will soon be available to beta testers in China.

Black Wings Game Studio, the developer owned by Chinese company Perfect World Games, has unveiled a new mobile game set in the Persona 5 universe.

Unlike the original Persona 5 game, P5X will be free to play, which means it will have in-app purchases. »

Oklahoma City police captain asks officer to turn off camera after he's stopped for alleged drunk driving, video shows

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Body camera video depicts a captain with the Oklahoma City Police Department repeatedly asking a fellow officer to turn off his camera after he was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving.

French gets back in his SUV and again tells Skinner that he is with the city's police department.

ET) A previous headline on this article misstated the rank of the Oklahoma City law enforcement official seen in the video. »