Russian court begins trial of US soldier arrested on theft charges

MOSCOW: A court in Russia’s far-eastern city of Vladivostok on Thursday began the trial of a US soldier arrested earlier this year on theft charges. Staff Sergeant Gordon Black, 34, flew to Vladivostok, a Pacific port city, to see his girlfriend and was arrested after she accused him of stealing her, US officials and Russian authorities said. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

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