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Russia to send warship through Panama Canal

Russia said Wednesday it is sending a warship through the Panama Canal for the first time since World War II, a short journey loaded with symbolic weight: the destroyer will dock at a former U.S. naval base, showcasing Russia’s growing influence in the region. Russia appears to be relishing the idea of stopping at what was long a symbol of U.S. global power; the Russian Navy announced it would visit “the Rodman naval base” – a name that the host nation, Panama has not used since taking over the base from the United States in 1999. Full Story

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