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 2018-01-24 07:05 

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Russia Rejects U.S. Criticism On Syrian Chemical Weapons...

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, has angrily rejected a charge by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Moscow bears responsibility for any use of chemical weapons in Syria....

 2018-01-24 06:31 

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Eleven Injured In Attack On NGO Offices In Afghanistan...

Afghan officials say at least 11 people have been injured in an attack on the offices of international aid agency Save the Children....

 2018-01-24 04:30 

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Poroshenko, Volker Hold Talks On Ukraine Conflict...

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, in Kyiv to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine....

 2018-01-23 20:53 

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Erdogan Speaks With Putin On Turkish Offensive In Syria...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed Turkey's incursion into northwest Syria in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the state news agency Anadolu....

 2018-01-23 20:44 

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Biden: Trump Not Pressuring Ukraine On Reforms, Minsk Accords...

Joe Biden, the U.S. vice president under Barack Obama, has praised a White House decision to supply Ukraine with more lethal weaponry, but also suggested that weaker U.S. policy toward Kyiv was leading to backsliding on crucial anticorruption reforms....

 2018-01-23 18:40 

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Director Of The Death Of Stalin Says Film Is 'Funny' And 'True'...

British director Armando Iannucci has defended his comedy film The Death Of Stalin, saying that it was both "funny" and "true". He made the comment days before Russia's Culture Ministry reportedly revoked the license for showing the mo...

 2018-01-23 18:12 

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U.S. Attorney General Questioned In Russia Election Probe...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been questioned by the special counsel's office that is investigating potential collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election campaign....

 2018-01-23 17:59 

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Russia Doesn't See Dark Humor In 'Death Of Stalin'...

Russia's Culture Ministry has barred a black comedy about the death of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, arguing that is extremist and insulting....

 2018-01-23 16:36 

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Several Americans Killed, Wounded In Kabul Hotel Attack...

The State Department says several U.S. citizens were killed and wounded in a recent attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel by Taliban militants that left at least 30 people dead....

 2018-01-23 16:17 

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A Match Made In An HIV Help Center...

A help center for HIV-positive women in the Tajik capital says it has helped several couples to meet, marry, and start a family life....

 2018-01-23 16:08 

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Prominent Azerbaijani Opposition Figure Jailed On Smuggling Charges...

Azerbaijan has sentenced a prominent opposition leader to three years in prison on charges that she tried to smuggle undeclared cash across the border, according to her lawyer, who says the case is politically motivated....

 2018-01-23 15:41 

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On The Bench...

A Ukrainian photographer captures a decade in the life of one park bench....

 2018-01-23 15:32 

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Tajik Student Held For Alleged Attempt To Join Islamic State...

Tajikistan law enforcement sources told RFE/RL on January 22 that a Tajik student at Russia' Federal Security Service (FSB) Academy has been detained for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in Syria....

 2018-01-23 15:26 

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Hundreds Of Navalny Leaflets Confiscated In Kazan...

Officials with the regional Center For The Fight Against Extremism (Center E) in the capital of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, have confiscated hundreds of leaflets in which opposition politician and anticorruption crusader Aleksei Navalny is ...

 2018-01-23 14:28 

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Russia Said To Ban British Comedy 'The Death Of Stalin'...

Russia's Culture Ministry has revoked the license for the showing of the British comedy film The Death Of Stalin, state-run news agency TASS quoted a cinema official as saying....

 2018-01-23 14:23 

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Russian Director's 'Loveless' Nabs Oscar Nomination...

Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev's drama Loveless has been nominated for an Oscar for best foreign-language film....

 2018-01-23 13:48 

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16 Needles Found In 11-Month-Old Uzbek Boy's Body...

Media reports in Uzbekistan say authorities are investigating how 16 sewing needles got inside the body of an 11-month-old boy in the eastern region of Ferghana....

 2018-01-23 13:31 

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EU Urges Belarus To Spare Two On Death Row...

The European Union has sharply criticized Belarus for sentencing two men to death, and repeated its call for President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government to abolish capital punishment....

 2018-01-23 12:58 

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Russian NGO Memorial's Car Torched In Daghestan...

The Russian human rights group Memorial says unknown attackers have torched one of its cars in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan in the latest assault on the activists....

 2018-01-23 11:47 

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Tajik Villager Provides Education He Didn't Have...

A Roma man has given hope to his fellow residents in Tajikstan, helping to provide an education to children that he was never able to have himself. (RFE/RL's Tajik Service)...

 2018-01-23 11:45 

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Russia Protests New Effort To Punish Chemical Attackers...

Amid criticism from Russia, officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Paris for the launch of a new initiative targeting the perpetrators of chemical attacks....

 2018-01-23 10:41 

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Russian Court Sentences U.S. Citizen To Prison In Absentia...

A Russian court has convicted Soviet-born New York real-estate developer and socialite Janna Bullock of large-scale fraud and money laundering and sentenced her to 11 years in prison after a trial in absentia....

 2018-01-23 09:44 

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Russia Says Ahn Barred From Olympics By IOC...

The Russian Olympic Committee says six-time Olympic gold-medalist speed-skater Viktor Ahn has apparently been barred from competing in the upcoming Winter Olympics in his native South Korea....

 2018-01-23 08:47 

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Top U.S., French Diplomats To Meet On Iran...

Iran is expected to dominate Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's January 23 meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris, the second leg of the U.S. top diplomat's weeklong trip to Europe....

 2018-01-23 07:38 

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U.K. Freezes Assets Of Two Suspects In 2006 Litvinenko Killing...

The United Kingdom has frozen the assets of two Russians accused of carrying out the 2006 killing in London of former Federal Security Service officer Aleksandr Litvinenko....

 2018-01-23 03:54 

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Sobchak Gathers Signatures Needed To Register In Russia's Presidential Poll...

Russian journalist and television personality Ksenia Sobchak has collected the 100,000 signatures necessary to register formally as a candidate in the country's March presidential election....

 2018-01-23 03:51 

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Snow, Celebrities, Heads Of State Blanket Davos As World Economic Forum Starts...

As billionaires, heads of state, and the world's corporate elite head to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual World Economic Forum, only snow threatens to throw a wet blanket on the festivities....

 2018-01-22 20:45 

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Commentary: U.S. Push Could Revive Turkmen Gas Hopes...

After almost a decade of absence, U.S. diplomacy is back in the Caspian energy game. (The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect those of RFE/RL.)...

 2018-01-22 19:43 

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More Arrests Could Follow After Daghestan Mayor Collared...

After he was confirmed as Makhachkala mayor, he vowed to transform Daghestan's capital. Instead, investigators allege, his power transformed him. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect those of RFE/RL.)...

 2018-01-22 18:53 

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Kosovo Assassination Leaves Fear, Silence In Its Wake...

In Kosovo and Serbia alike, many people want to see those responsible for Oliver Ivanovic's death brought to justice as swiftly as possible. That will require cooperation. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect those of RFE/...

 2018-01-22 16:47 

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Greece, Macedonia To Discuss Name Dispute At Davos...

Leaders from Greece and Macedonia say they will meet in Switzerland this week as they continue to seek a solution to a nearly three-decade-old name dispute....

 2018-01-22 16:18 

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Belarusian Prosecutor Seeks Suspended Sentences In Regnum Trial...

The prosecutor in the trial of three Belarusian journalists charged with illegal entrepreneurship and inciting ethnic hatred has asked a court in Minsk to hand suspended sentences to the defendants, which would spare them from prison....

 2018-01-22 15:57 

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Bolotnaya Protester Released From Psychiatric Clinic...

A man accused of participating in clashes with security forces at a Moscow protest on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in 2012 has been released from a psychiatric clinic....

 2018-01-22 15:08 

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Turkey 'Won't Step Back' From Syria Operation...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed there will be no stepping back in its operation against a Kurdish-run enclave in northern Syria that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies....

 2018-01-22 13:25 

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Russia's Grushko Out As NATO Envoy, In As Deputy Minister...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Aleksandr Grushko from his post as ambassador to NATO and appointed him as deputy foreign minister....

 2018-01-22 13:07 

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Djokovic Crashes Out Of Australian Open...

Novak Djokovic, who has won the Australian Open six times, will not be in the final this year....

 2018-01-22 12:44 

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39 Russians Appeal Lifelong Olympic Bans Over Doping...

The world's top sporting court has begun hearing the appeals of 39 Russian athletes who have challenged a lifelong ban imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi....

 2018-01-22 12:34 

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Top Shots...

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the fourth week of 2018....

 2018-01-22 12:18 

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Dog Shoots Man: Russian Police Suspect Canine Killed Owner...

Investigators looking into the death of a Russian hunter suspect the man was fatally shot when his dog stepped on the trigger of a rifle he was holding....

 2018-01-22 10:36 

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Moscow Court Orders Closure Of Key Navalny Campaign Foundation...

A court in Moscow has ordered the closure of a foundation that was the bulwark of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's presidential campaign....

 2018-01-22 10:26 

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Pence Meets Netanyahu Amid Palestinian Anger Over Jerusalem Decision...

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on January 22, telling him that it was an honor "to be in Israel's capital, Jerusalem."...

 2018-01-22 10:12 

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Kazakhstan Defends Offer To Host Ukraine Peace Talks...

Kazakhstan has responded to Belarusian criticism of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's offer to move the venue of peace talks on Ukraine from Minsk to Astana....

 2018-01-22 09:19 

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UN Security Council Sets Session On Turkey's Operation In Syria...

The United Nations Security Council is set to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria's Afrin region after Turkish troops and warplanes led a military operation in the Kurdish-run enclave....

 2018-01-22 08:20 

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Iraq To Sign Deal With U.S. Company To Exploit Basra Gas Assets...

The Iraqi Oil Ministry says it is set to sign an agreement with U.S. energy company Orion to extract natural gas at an oil field in the south of the country....

 2018-01-22 06:54 

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Lavrov Says Western 'Russophobia' Worse Than During Cold War...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the level of "Russophobia"; in Western countries is higher than it was at the peak of the Cold War....

 2018-01-22 06:40 

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Tillerson To Discuss Iran Deal 'Gaps' In London...

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to meet on January 21 with top British officials in London, the first leg of a nearly week-long trip to Europe that will also take him to Paris, Warsaw, and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland....

 2018-01-22 02:30 

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Britain No Match For Russia's Military, U.K. Army Chief Says...

Britain would struggle to match Russia's military capabilities on the battlefield, the head of the U.K. army will say in a speech on January 22....

 2018-01-22 02:09 

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French Foreign Minister To Visit Iran On March 5 To Discuss Missiles, Nuclear Deal...

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says he will visit Iran on March 5 to discuss Tehran's ballistic-missile program and the 2015 nuclear deal it signed with world powers....

 2018-01-22 02:03 

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Appeals Set To Begin For Banned Russian Olympians...

The world's top sporting court is set to hear the appeals of 39 Russian athletes who have challenged a lifelong ban imposed by the International Olympic Committee because of alleged doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi....

 2018-01-21 23:44 

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Iranian Parliamentary Group To Get Access To Detained Protesters...

Iranian media are reporting that members of parliament will be allowed access to prisoners who were detained during antigovernment protests that rocked the country beginning last December....

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