Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

FILE - A tourist takes a selfie in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Nov. 12, 2016. Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File) FILE - A tourist takes a selfie in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Nov. 12, 2016. Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

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Crimea 'sabotage' highlights Russia's woes in Ukraine war

A spate of explosions and a fire that was still burning Wednesday have turned Russian-annexed Crimea from a secure base for the further invasion of Ukraine into the latest flashpoint highlighting Moscow's challenges ahead in a war that is nearing the half-year mark.

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