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Russia asks Twitter to block a dozen accounts

MOSCOW: Russia asked Twitter on Monday to block access to a dozen accounts it deems "extremist", the head of the country's telecoms watchdog said, as Moscow seeks greater control over Internet sites based beyond its borders. The request to block the sites was made by the head of communications watchdog Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, at a meeting with Colin Crowell, Twitter's head of global public policy where the two men discussed new Internet regulations. Following the talks, Zharov was quoted by Russian news agencies…