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 2018-07-21 16:11 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

'You Don't Get A Fair Chance,' Says Journalist Convicted In Belarus...

Belarusian journalist Dzmitry Halko was sentenced to four years of "limited freedom" by a Minsk court for assaulting a police officer. Certain of his innocence, he tells RFE/RL he feels "trapped" by a corrupt system....

 2018-07-21 15:40 

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Lavrov Urges Butina Release In Phone Call With Pompeo...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has complained to his U.S. counterpart, Mike Pompeo, about the U.S. detention of Russian national Maria Butina on charges of conspiracy and acting as an unregistered foreign agent....

 2018-07-21 14:09 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Soviet-Era Cars On Parade In Moscow...

A flashy parade of classic Soviet cars was held in Moscow on July 21. The fifth-annual parade, which was followed by an auto rally through the center of the Russian capital, featured some 133 crews driving classic Soviet-era cars. The most-popular car bra...

 2018-07-21 11:15 

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Iran's Supreme Leader: Negotiating With U.S. Would Be 'Obvious Mistake'...

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on July 21 that it would be an "obvious mistake" for officials in Tehran to negotiate with the United States because Washington is unreliable....

 2018-07-21 11:11 

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Militants Kill 10 Iranian Soldiers Near Iraqi Border...

Iran's semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported on July 21 that militants killed 10 soldiers from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) during an overnight attack near the border with Iraq....

 2018-07-21 10:47 

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Thousands Say Goodbye To Kazakhstan's Slain Olympic Skating Medalist...

Thousands of people turned out at a funeral ceremony in Almaty on July 21 to bid a final farewell to Kazakhstan's Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten, the 25-year-old athlete and national hero who died in an Almaty hospital two days earlier afte...

 2018-07-21 09:23 

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Thousands Bid Farewell To Slain Kazakh Olympic Skating Medalist...

Thousands of people turned out at a funeral ceremony in Almaty on July 21 to bid a final farewell to Kazakhstan's Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten, the 25-year-old athlete and national hero who died in an Almaty hospital two days earlier afte...

 2018-07-21 07:15 

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Two Russian Police Officers Killed By Gunmen In Daghestan...

Two police officers in the Kizilyurtovsky District of Russia's volatile Daghestan region were killed on July 20 when their patrol was attacked by gunmen, a police spokesman said....

 2018-07-21 04:17 

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Congress Drops Bid To Crack Down On ZTE Over Iran Sanctions Violations...

Congressional aides say legislators are abandoning an effort to crack down on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, deferring to a White House deal to save the company despite accusations that it violated U.S. sanctions and sold sensitive technology to Iran and Nort...

 2018-07-21 02:40 

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Russia Protests Greek Diplomatic Expulsions Over Macedonia Name Deal...

Russia's government has summoned the Greek ambassador in Moscow to protest Athen's expulsion of two Russian diplomats, in the latest episode of a diplomatic spat stemming from Macedonia's plans to become a NATO member....

 2018-07-21 02:30 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russia, U.S. Eyeing Joint Plan For Return Home Of Syrian Refugees...

The Russian Defense Ministry says it has sent a proposal to Washington to jointly organize the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland following agreements reached between the Russian and American presidents at their summit this week....

 2018-07-21 02:26 

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France, Russia Jointly Sending Medical Aid To Embattled Damascus Suburb...

France and Russia will jointly deliver humanitarian aid to the former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, the two countries announced in a joint statement....

 2018-07-21 02:22 

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U.S. Defense Chief Urges Congress To Allow Waivers Of Russian Sanctions...

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is calling on Congress to exempt some countries from being penalized by sanctions the United States is imposing on Russia's military....

 2018-07-20 21:14 

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U.S. Announces $200 Million In New Security Aid To Ukraine...

The United States will provide $200 million in additional security funding to Ukraine....

 2018-07-20 19:54 

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Iranian-Born Man With Knife Injures 10 In Attack On German Bus...

An Iranian-born man with a knife injured 10 people in an attack aboard a bus in northern Germany before being overpowered by passengers and arrested by police, the local prosecutor said....

 2018-07-20 19:50 

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Facebook Suspends Analytical Firm With Alleged Ties To Russia...

Facebook says it has suspended an analytical firm with alleged ties to Russia as it investigates how the firm assembles and shares information it gets from the social network's users....

 2018-07-20 18:53 

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British Man Exposed To Novichok Released From Hospital...

A British man who was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok has recovered sufficiently to be released from the hospital, authorities say....

 2018-07-20 18:27 

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Netanyahu Tells Putin That Israel Still Targeting Iran Assets In Syria...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel will continue to target Iranian military assets in Syria....

 2018-07-20 18:22 

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Putin Moves Away From Unpopular Move To Increase Retirement Age...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has distanced himself from an unpopular government plan to increase the retirement age, saying "I do not like any of the ways that have been discussed" to implement the idea....

 2018-07-20 16:15 

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Pompeo Reaches Out To Iranian-Americans Amid Hard-Line On Iran...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will reach out to Iranian-Americans over the weekend in a speech delivered in Southern California -- home to tens of thousands of Iranian-Americans....

 2018-07-20 15:52 

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Merkel Vows To Work On Germany's 'Under Pressure' Relationship With U.S....

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will work on her country's relationship with the United States, which she described as "under pressure" but "crucial."...

 2018-07-20 15:34 

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Suspect Taken To Site Where Kazakh Skater Killed...

Kazakh police in Almaty brought a suspect in the killing of champion figure skater Denis Ten to the site of the crime for questioning on July 20. Later, a second suspect was reportedly detained....

 2018-07-20 15:31 

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Russia Launches Probe Over Video Purporting To Show Prison Torture...

Russian authorities are looking into a video purporting to show an inmate being tortured by prison guards in the Yaroslavl region....

 2018-07-20 14:16 

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The Worst Modern Slavers...

40.3 million people worldwide work under forced-labor conditions, live in a forced marriage, or experience another form of modern slavery....

 2018-07-20 12:24 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

The Week In Russia: Summit Shortcomings, Pension Perils...

From Washington to Moscow, the summit in Helsinki was widely seen as a big win for Vladimir Putin. But despite President Donald Trump's follow-up invitation for Putin to visit the White House within months, the meeting may have fallen short of some of...

 2018-07-20 12:07 

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Trump, Putin Discussed 'Concrete Proposals' On Ukraine, Envoy Says...

Russia's ambassador to the United States says that Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed "concrete proposals" for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine during their summit in Helsinki....

 2018-07-20 08:16 

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Dozens Of Afghan Civilians, Police Killed In Fighting In North...

At least 14 people, including women and children, have been killed in an Afghan-U.S. air strike near the northern city of Kunduz, officials say....

 2018-07-20 07:43 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Suspect In Kazakh Olympic Figure Skater's Killing Detained, Prosecutor Says...

A suspect has been apprehended in the high-profile killing of Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten....

 2018-07-20 07:31 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

'Murderers Not Found' Two Years After Journalist Sheremet Killed In Kyiv...

Dozens of people have commemorated journalist Pavel Sheremet on the second anniversary of his killing in a car-bomb blast in central Kyiv....

 2018-07-20 06:25 

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Stealth Wars: The Battle For Air Superiority...

Russia's stealth fighter program recently had its wings clipped, meanwhile China and the United States both have "fifth-generation" warplanes in active service. So who rules the skies in 2018?...

 2018-07-20 05:06 

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Russia Dumped U.S. Bond Holdings This Year Amid U.S. Sanctions Push...

While Russian President Vladimir Putin has been seeking to mend relations with his U.S. counterpart, his government has been dumping U.S. debt in a way seldom seen in global markets, financial analysts say....

 2018-07-20 05:02 

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Russia, China Block U.S. Bid At UN To Halt Fuel Deliveries To North Korea...

Russia and China are blocking a U.S. effort at the United Nations to halt all deliveries of refined oil products to North Korea amid charges that Pyongyang is smuggling fuel into the country, diplomats said....

 2018-07-20 02:25 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Sixty Couples Married In Sarajevo In Mass Islamic Wedding Ceremony...

Sixty couples were married on July 19 in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, in what organizers said was one of the largest mass Islamic weddings ever held in Europe....

 2018-07-20 02:23 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russia Urges Release Of Accused Spy Butina In Twitter Campaign...

The Russian Foreign Ministry late on July 19 launched a Twitter campaign calling for the release of Maria Butina, a woman with ties to U.S. conservative politicians and groups who U.S. authorities have accused of being a Russian spy....

 2018-07-20 02:23 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russia Urges Release Of Accused Agent Butina In Twitter Campaign...

The Russian Foreign Ministry has launched a Twitter campaign calling for the release of Maria Butina, a woman with ties to U.S. conservative politicians and groups who U.S. authorities have accused of being a Russian agent....

 2018-07-20 02:18 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Syria Regains Control Over Frontier With Israel In Russia-Brokered Deal...

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is set to regain control of his country's frontier with Israel in a major victory over rebels who have agreed to surrender in negotiations with Russia, sources on both sides said late on July 19....

 2018-07-19 20:12 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Inside Amy Schumer's Sexy Uzbek TV Debacle...

A private Uzbek TV channel has issued an apology after viewers criticized it for failing to edit out "immoral" scenes from the latest film from U.S. comedian Amy Schumer....

 2018-07-19 19:22 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Sixty Couples Marry In Mass Islamic Wedding In Sarajevo...

Sixty couples were married on July 19 in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, in what organizers said was one of the largest mass Islamic weddings ever held in Europe. An imam at the Istiqlal (Independence) Mosque said the mass wedding was meant to encourage yo...

 2018-07-19 18:55 

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Trump 'Disagrees' With Putin Request To Interrogate Americans...

The White House says President Donald Trump "disagrees" with a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin to have Russian investigators question U.S. citizens, including Michael McFaul, the former ambassador to Moscow....

 2018-07-19 18:10 

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U.S. General: No Major Changes In Strategy Likely In Afghanistan...

U.S. Central Command chief General Joseph Votel says he does not expect major changes in military strategy as a result of an updated assessment of the war effort in Afghanistan currently being conducted....

 2018-07-19 17:18 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Maria Butina, Alleged Russian Agent...

A 29-year-old redhead and a "fat-bellied"; politician -- key figures in more claims of covert Russian activities to influence U.S. politics....

 2018-07-19 17:15 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Warns Of Russian Interference In Upcoming Votes...

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has said the United States must be ready to resist attempted Russian interference in the country's elections later this year....

 2018-07-19 17:08 

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Putin Creates New State Awards For Journalists...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order creating two state awards targeted at journalists....

 2018-07-19 16:08 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Investigative Report: On The Trail Of The 12 Indicted Russian Intelligence Officers...

RFE/RL presents the results of its open-source investigation of the 12 Russian military-intelligence officers and the military units named in a U.S. indictment issued in connection with the hacking of Democratic Party computers during the 2016 U.S. presid...

 2018-07-19 15:30 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Bishkek Mayor Detained As Kyrgyz Power Feud Continues...

The mayor of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, has been detained on corruption charges....

 2018-07-19 15:24 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Putin: 'Powerful Forces' Are Trying To Undermine U.S.-Russia Relations...

Russian President Vladimir Putin says powerful forces in the United States are trying to undermine the results of his first bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking at a meeting with Russian diplomats at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow ...

 2018-07-19 14:57 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Trump Looking Forward To 'Second Meeting' With Putin...

U.S. President Donald Trump has hailed his recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "a great success" and said he is looking forward to "our second meeting" to implement some of the ideas discussed in Helsinki....

 2018-07-19 14:07 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

New HIV Infections In Russia...

With the prevalence of HIV at almost 1%, Russia has one of the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world, according to the UN. In Moscow, 20.4% more new infections were detected in 2017 than in 2016....

 2018-07-19 13:27 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

RFE/RL To Launch News Services In Romania, Bulgaria...

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has announced plans to return to Romania and Bulgaria amid growing concern about a reversal in democratic gains and attacks on the rule of law and the judiciary in the two EU and NATO members....

 2018-07-19 13:22 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Kazakh Figure Skater Dies After Stabbing...

Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten has died after being stabbed by unknown assailants....

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