Russian Court Begins Trial of US Soldier Arrested on Theft Charges

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gordon Black is escorted into a glass cage in a courtroom in Vladivostok

MOSCOW — A court in Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok on Thursday began the trial of an American soldier arrested earlier this year on charges of stealing. Staff Sgt. Gordon Black, 34, flew to Vladivostok, a Pacific port city, to see his girlfriend and was arrested after she accused him of stealing from her, […]