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 2021-09-22 17:20 

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Ukraine's Parliament Passes Bill Banning Anti-Semitism...

Ukraine's parliament has passed a law defining anti-Semitism and banning it in the country....

 2021-09-22 16:13 

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Navalny App Disappearance Shows Russia's Strengths In The Battle Against Big Tech...

The decision by Google and Apple to remove Aleksei Navalny's Smart Voting app provoked anger among his supporters. But analysts say Russia has significant leverage over the trillion-dollar companies -- particularly if they're unwilling to abandon ...

 2021-09-22 15:59 

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Kosovo Calls On Serbia To Lower Tensions Amid Border Spat...

The border between Kosovo and Serbia has remained blocked for a third straight day by ethnic Serbs protesting a decision by the Pristina authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country....

 2021-09-22 15:31 

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EU Summons Georgian Ambassador Over Leaked Files Of Alleged Spying...

The European Union has summoned Georgia's envoy to Brussels, Vakhtang Makharoblishvili, after leaked files alleged the country's security agency spied on the bloc's diplomats and others....

 2021-09-22 15:29 

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Seeing Red: Russia's Communist Party Makes Gains In New Duma, But Does It Matter?...

The Communist Party is set to gain about 15 seats in the new State Duma, and independent assessments suggest it fared even better than the official results from a tightly controlled election show. What is the explanation for the surge, and will it make an...

 2021-09-22 15:22 

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In Tbilisi's Mayoral Race, A Nigerian-Born Candidate Draws Attention And Racist Reactions...

Richard Arinze Ogbunuju, a Nigerian who has lived in Georgia since 1996, is the first Black candidate to run for mayor of Tbilisi. Ogbunuju speaks about being an heir to a noble family, and some years ago held a ceremony in Georgia to take the title of ki...

 2021-09-22 15:05 

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U.S., Russian Military Officials Meet As Washington Seeks Central Asian Presence...

Top U.S. and Russian military officials have held a "constructive4; meeting to discuss issues of mutual interest and how to lower the risk of incidents during military exercises....

 2021-09-22 14:45 

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Russia Announces Plan To Halve Abortion Rates To Spur Population Growth...

Russia's government has approved measures aimed at halving the number of abortions carried out in the country before 2025, according to a document published on its website....

 2021-09-22 14:25 

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Afghan Students In Tajikistan Face An Uncertain Future...

Following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the previous government's funding for a school for Afghans in Tajikistan's capital was cut off. A school official hopes wealthy Afghans can step in, but so far, parents of the students have had to hel...

 2021-09-22 13:43 

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'We Are The Dead Who Can't Think Of Dying': Iranian Rapper Charged For Criticizing Regime...

Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi has been charged with "spreading propaganda" against the Iranian state. His lyrics criticize the Islamic regime for its domestic and foreign policies....

 2021-09-22 12:03 

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Plane Disappears From Radar In Russia's Far East...

Russian authorities say an aircraft with six people on board has disappeared from radar in the Far Eastern region of Khabarovsk....

 2021-09-22 11:31 

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Researcher Says Raw Voting Data Points To Massive Fraud In United Russia's Duma Victory...

A Russian researcher known for detailed analyses of past elections says fraud was a major factor in the State Duma election victory of the ruling United Russia party....

 2021-09-22 11:07 

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Report: Navalny Associate Sobol In Estonia After Fleeing Russia...

An Estonian newspaper is reporting that Russian opposition politician Lyubov Sobol has settled in Estonia with her young daughter after fleeing her homeland this summer following her conviction and sentencing at a Moscow court on charges widely seen as po...

 2021-09-22 10:59 

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Duma Domination: United Russia Still Firmly In Control...

Despite losing 19 seats in the September 17-19 elections, the Kremlin-backed United Russia party still managed to keep its supermajority....

 2021-09-22 10:27 

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Group Of Independent Russian Deputies Launches Petition To Invalidate Elections...

A group of independent municipal and regional deputies has launched a petition demanding all results from September 17-19 elections across Russia be invalidated due to numerous violations and irregularities in the voting....

 2021-09-22 10:02 

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Report Highlights Belarus's 'Repressive' Campaign Against Internet Freedom...

Human rights watchdog Freedom House says global Internet freedom has declined dramatically in Belarus, where last year's disputed presidential election led the authorities to repeatedly restrict access to the Internet, increase social media surveillan...

 2021-09-22 09:09 

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Shots Fired At Car Carrying Top Aide Of Ukrainian President, Driver Injured...

Unknown assailants opened fire on a car transporting Serhiy Shefir, a top aide of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, injuring the driver....

 2021-09-22 08:30 

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Classes At Russian University To Restart Next Week After Shooting Rampage...

Classes at Perm State University, the site of a shooting rampage earlier this week that left six people dead and dozens of others injured, will resume next week....

 2021-09-22 06:11 

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U.S. Farm Cooperative Takes Systems Offline After Ransomware Attack Linked To Russian Hackers...

A ransomware attack believed to be the work of Russian hackers has forced an association of corn and soy farmers based in the U.S. state of Iowa to take its systems offline....

 2021-09-22 05:45 

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Turkmenistan Pardons More Than 2,000 Prisoners...

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has issued a pardon to more than 2,000 prisoners ahead of the former Soviet state's Independence Day on September 27....

 2021-09-21 20:32 

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Kazakhstan Will Get Its Own International Dialing Code And Abandon Russian One...

Kazakhstan will switch from its current Russian dialing code, +7, to its own national international dialing code, +997, the government said....

 2021-09-21 19:33 

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For Russia's Opposition, 'The Least-Worst Option' Was Key In the Duma Vote. Did It Work?...

Aleksei Navalny and his allies had hoped "Smart Voting" could blunt, or thwart, the ruling United Russia party's bid for a Duma supermajority. That didn't happen, despite what the imprisoned opposition leader claimed was a big success for ...

 2021-09-21 18:26 

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U.S. Sanctions Russian-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange For Laundering Ransomware Money...

The United States has imposed sanctions on a Russian-based cryptocurrency exchange over its alleged role in facilitating illegal payments from ransomware attacks....

 2021-09-21 17:15 

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UN Agencies Request Access To Asylum Seekers Stranded At EU Border With Belarus...

Two United Nations agencies have requested immediate access to asylum seekers stranded at Belarus's border with European Union members Poland and Lithuania, after four migrants were found dead in the area....

 2021-09-21 16:22 

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Taliban Official Says Acting PM Meets With Russian, Chinese, And Pakistani Envoys In Kabul...

The acting head of Afghanistan's Taliban-led government, Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, has met in Kabul with representatives from Russia, China, and Pakistan, Taliban official Ahmadullah Muttaqi tweeted on September 21....

 2021-09-21 15:37 

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In Pictures: Aleksandr Litvinenko, The Outspoken Kremlin Critic...

Former Russian security agent-turned-Kremlin critic Aleksandr Litvinenko died in London on November 23, 2006, after being poisoned with highly radioactive polonium-210. He had fled to Britain in 2000 after publicly accusing the Federal Security Service of...

 2021-09-21 15:14 

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Iran Says Nuclear Talks To Resume In Vienna 'Soon'...

Iran said talks with parties to the 2015 nuclear accord would resume in a few weeks, although there would be no meetings with world powers on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York this week....

 2021-09-21 14:56 

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Who's Behind The Downfall Of Tajikistan's National Airline?...

Tajikistan's national air carrier is on the brink of collapse. An RFE/RL investigation suggests the company's downfall has been orchestrated by its own top managers in an attempt to bolster the fortunes of the president's family....

 2021-09-21 12:58 

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Ethnic Serbs In Kosovo Continue To Block Road To Border Crossing Over License Plates...

Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo have continued to block a road that leads to the Jarinje border crossing with Serbia. They've stopped traffic to protest against new regulations banning the entry of vehicles bearing Serbian license plates. The same rul...

 2021-09-21 12:30 

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Rotting Placentas Overflow From Fridges At Kosovo's Biggest Hospital...

There are so many placentas being stored at the biggest hospital in Kosovo, the doors to the freezers where they are stored cannot close and they have been rotting. The terrible smell and insanitary conditions came about due to delays over finding a new p...

 2021-09-21 11:55 

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Preliminary Results Give Kremlin-Backed United Russia Constitutional Majority In Elections Seen As Tainted...

Full preliminary results show the Kremlin-backed United Russia party maintained its constitutional majority in the lower house of parliament in elections denounced by the West and described by an independent monitoring agency as "one of the dirtiest&#...

 2021-09-21 11:03 

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Protesting Serbs Still Blocking Kosovo-Serbia Border Crossings...

Tension remains high at two border crossings between northern Kosovo and Serbia....

 2021-09-21 10:40 

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Britain Authorizes Charges Against Third Russian In Connection With Skripal Poisoning...

British police have confirmed that charges have been authorized against a third person in relation to the ongoing investigation into the Novichok attack on Sergei Skripal, the former Russian double agent who was poisoned in 2018....

 2021-09-21 09:47 

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Mourners Gather At Impromptu Memorial For Victims Of Russian School Shooting...

Dozens of Russians have gathered at the edge of the campus of Perm State University to mourn the victims of a shooting spree a day earlier that left six people dead and more than 20 others injured....

 2021-09-21 08:27 

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Europe Rights Court Rules Russia Responsible For Litvinenko Death...

The European Court of Human Rights has issued a ruling saying Russia was responsible for the 2006 assassination of former Russian security officer Aleksandr Litvinenko in London....

 2021-09-21 05:48 

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EU's Borrell Says No Ministerial Meeting Planned At UN On Iran Nuclear Talks...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says he will meet with his new Iranian counterpart on September 21 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, but Borrell said no ministerial meeting of the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal i...

 2021-09-21 05:18 

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French Defense Minister Warns Mali Against Hiring Russian Security Firm Vagner...

France's defense minister has warned her Malian counterpart against hiring Russian private security firm Vagner to fight Islamic militants in the Sahel....

 2021-09-20 17:51 

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Russian Candidate Targeted By Doppelganger Contenders Defeated In Local Duma Election...

A candidate running in a local election in St. Petersburg who faced two challengers with the same name in what was an apparent attempt to confuse voters and siphon off support has lost as have the other two....

 2021-09-20 17:08 

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Fake About Fakes: Russian Election Commission Airs Apparently Falsified Video Sullying Its Critics...

Russia's Central Election Commission has broadcast a video it claims was recorded in a troll farm producing fake reports of election violations. The problem is that its participants were most likely paid actors, and critics say it is yet more evidence...

 2021-09-20 17:01 

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Armed Police Deployed In Northern Kosovo As Ethnic Serbs Protest New Border Regulations...

Armed police were deployed in northern Kosovo, close to the Jarinje border crossing with Serbia, after ethnic Serb protesters blocked two roads with trucks and other vehicles. The September 20 protest was in response to new regulations banning the entry i...

 2021-09-20 16:54 

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'A Dress Rehearsal': Russia's Marred Duma Elections Could Point The Way For 2024 Presidential Ballot...

With unprecedented repressions and accusations of widespread fraud through a broad array of mechanisms, the controversial elections for the State Duma are seen as an indicator of what is to come when President Vladimir Putin's fourth term in the Kreml...

 2021-09-20 14:32 

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Disappearing Ink: Another Item In Russia's Election Bag Of Tricks?...

As the ruling United Russia party celebrates victory in parliamentary elections, evidence of a whole range of scams and schemes have been caught on video that could have been used to rig the results. The latest: a Current Time correspondent discovered dis...

 2021-09-20 14:26 

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Delays At Serbia-Kosovo Border As Pristina Presses 'Reciprocal' Removal Of License Plates...

Tensions rose at Kosovo's Merdare border crossing with Serbia on September 20 as Kosovar authorities enforced a policy requiring the removal of Serbian license plates from vehicles entering their country. Truck and car drivers said it took them betwee...

 2021-09-20 14:21 

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Kremlin-Backed United Russia Wins Duma Elections, As Expected...

After three days of voting marred by irregularities and allegations of ballot tampering, the Kremlin-backed ruling United Russia party claims a comfortable victory in Russia's State Duma elections....

 2021-09-20 14:04 

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Poland Claims Mounting Evidence Minsk, Moscow Orchestrating Migrant Flow Across Border...

Poland says it has mounting evidence that Belarus, backed by Russia, is orchestrating the wave of illegal immigrants pouring across its borders and into the European Union....

 2021-09-20 13:40 

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Shootout In Kazakh City Kills 5, Including 2 Police Officers...

Police in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, say two police officers and at least three other people are dead after a shootout erupted when bailiffs arrived to enforce an eviction order on September 20....

 2021-09-20 12:58 

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Ukraine Extends State Of Emergency Amid New Wave Of COVID-19 Infections...

Ukraine's government has extended the country's state of emergency until the end of the year as officials deal with a surge in coronavirus infections....

 2021-09-20 12:20 

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Thousands Take Part In Ukraine's Annual Pride Parade...

Thousands of people, including diplomats, marched through the Ukrainian capital for the city's 10th annual gay-pride parade. Participants wore rainbow masks and carried the rainbow-colored flags that symbolize the gay movement as they walked through t...

 2021-09-20 11:06 

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The Untouchable: How Kadyrov Maintains His Tight Grip On Chechnya...

Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman leader of Chechnya, has been overwhelmingly reelected for another term in voting held across Russia on September 17-19. The result came as a surprise to no one, as the election was widely seen as merely symbolic and he faced ...

 2021-09-20 10:50 

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Tempers Flare At Serbia-Kosovo Border As Pristina Presses 'Reciprocal' Move Over License Plates...

Frictions rose at Kosovo's border with Serbia on September 20 as Kosovar authorities deployed special police units to enforce a policy of removing Serbian license plates from vehicles entering Kosovo....

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