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  1. Moscow Shuts Down McDonald’s Outlets

    Putin apparently doesn’t like freedom fries. Moscow’s shutting down four McDonald’s restaurants — including the first American fast-food eatery in the nation — using authorities’ go-to claim that the chain was peddling contaminated products. U.S. fast food outlets have been increasingly targeted as relations between the two nations sour over Ukraine. McDonald’s aims to keep flipping burgers in Russia, where it serves more than a million daily customers in 400 outlets, but authorities there may be cooking up other plans.

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