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 2021-07-29 05:41 

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Plane Crash In Ukraine Kills Four, Including Three U.S. Citizens...

A small plane crashed in western Ukraine, killing the local pilot and three U.S. citizens on board....

 2021-07-29 04:36 

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Russian Court Sentences 10 Police Officers To Prison For 2015 Death Of Man In Custody...

A court in Russia's North Ossetia region on July 28 sentenced a group of police officers to prison for the high-profile death of a man in custody nearly five years ago....

 2021-07-28 22:54 

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Georgia's Ruling Party Tears Up EU-Brokered Deal With Opposition...

Georgia's ruling party has annulled an EU-brokered deal with the opposition after three months, putting the Caucasus nation on a path to deeper political crisis....

 2021-07-28 19:48 

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Abramovich's Libel Case Over 'Putin's People' Book Begins In London...

A former Moscow correspondent and the publisher of her book on the ascent of Russian President Vladimir Putin have defended themselves in a London court against a defamation claim brought by Russian-born billionaire Roman Abramovich....

 2021-07-28 17:17 

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Biden Backs 'Quest for Democracy, Human Rights' In Talks With Belarusian Opposition Leader...

U.S. President Joe Biden said after talks at the White House on July 28 with Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya that the United States "stands with the people of Belarus in their quest for democracy and universal human rights."...

 2021-07-28 16:56 

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Iranian Battles Iranian Refugee At The Tokyo Olympics...

It was an unusual matchup as two Iranian female taekwondo fighters were pitted against each other at the Tokyo Olympics: one who emigrated from Iran last year after criticizing the oppression of women and who represented the Refugee Team, the other fighti...

 2021-07-28 15:30 

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China Used Vaccines, Trade To Get Ukraine To Drop Support For Xinjiang Scrutiny...

Beijing pressured Kyiv to withdraw its support from an inquiry into human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities, Ukrainian officials and lawmakers have told RFE/RL....

 2021-07-28 14:09 

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Bosnian Prosecutor Launches Cases Under New Genocide Denial Law...

The prosecutor's office of Bosnia-Herzegovina says it has initiated several cases under a new law against the denial of genocide after it received complaints from citizens....

 2021-07-28 13:45 

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Date Set For Trial Of Belarusian Opposition Figures...

Lawyers for the two, who are members of the opposition Coordination Council, said they were informed by the Minsk regional court on July 28 that their clients' trial will be held behind closed doors on August 4....

 2021-07-28 13:43 

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The Russian State Takes Ominous Steps To Bolster 'Foreign Agents' Law...

Russia's Federal Security Service has issued a draft list of topics that citizens could be branded "foreign agents" for discussing. Analysts say the restrictions, if adopted, would mark a significant increase in government opacity that could t...

 2021-07-28 13:13 

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Nuclear Talks Between U.S., Russia, Kick Off In Geneva...

U.S. and Russian diplomats have started talks on strategic nuclear stability in the Swiss city of Geneva as the two sides look to agree on reductions to their nuclear arsenals....

 2021-07-28 11:39 

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Lithuania Says More Than 3,000 People Illegally Crossed Border From Belarus...

Lithuanian authorities say the number of people illegally crossing its border from Belarus has passed 3,000 from the start of the year in what is seen as revenge by Minsk after the European Union imposed a new round of sanctions on Alyaksandr Lukashenka&#...

 2021-07-28 09:52 

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Russian, Armenian Nationals Jailed For Selling Missile Complex Parts To Ukraine...

A court in Russia's southwestern city of Rostov-on-Don has sentenced to lengthy prison terms two men for the illegal sale of parts of a S-300 missile complex to Ukraine....

 2021-07-28 09:31 

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Investigation To Resume Into Kyrgyz Rights Defender's Death In Custody...

A court in Kyrgyzstan has ordered a resumption of the investigation into the death of human rights defender and journalist Azimjan Askarov while in police custody a year ago....

 2021-07-28 09:10 

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Azerbaijan, Armenia Trade Blame Over Latest Deadly Border Clashes...

Azerbaijan and Armenia have blamed each other for the latest border shoot-out that Yerevan says claimed the lives of three of its soldiers amid renewed tensions between the two South Caucasus neighbors after last year's war over the breakaway Nagorno-...

 2021-07-28 08:32 

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Russian Investigative Journalist's Home Raided After Website Labeled As 'Foreign Agent'...

Police have raided the Moscow apartment of Roman Dobrokhotov, editor in chief of The Insider investigative website, just days after it was added to Russia's controversial registry of "foreign agents."...

 2021-07-28 07:33 

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Iranian Defector Wins Silver Medal For Mongolia At Tokyo Games...

Saeid Mollaei, an Iranian defector representing Mongolia at the Tokyo Olympics, has won a silver medal in judo for his adopted country....

 2021-07-28 06:21 

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Swedish Prosecutors Charge Iranian With War Crimes For 1988 Prison Executions...

Swedish public prosecutors have charged a 60-year-old Iranian citizen with suspected war crimes committed in Iran in 1988 when around 5,000 political prisoners were executed on government orders....

 2021-07-28 01:04 

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Belarus Bans Opposition Belsat News As 'Extremist'...

A court in Belarus has labeled the Polish-funded Belsat television channel "extremist" amid an intensifying crackdown on media and civil society....

 2021-07-27 23:06 

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Biden Warns Cyberattacks Could Lead To 'Real Shooting War'...

President Joe Biden warned that a major cyberattack on the United States could lead to an actual "shooting war," in comments that mentioned Russia and China as threats to U.S. national security....

 2021-07-27 19:44 

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Exclusive: Taliban Puts Tajik Militants Partially In Charge Of Afghanistan's Northern Border...

The Taliban has said that it has no plans to destabilize Afghanistan's neighbors. However, the Taliban has put Tajik militant group Jamaat Ansarullah in charge of security in several districts it captured near the Tajik border....

 2021-07-27 17:21 

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'Hopeless And Dissatisfied': Growing Anger At Iranian Officials As Protests Spread...

Water shortages in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan have sparked angry protests that have spread to other cities and provinces, including the capital, Tehran, where protesters have chanted antiestablishment slogans....

 2021-07-27 16:31 

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Zelenskiy Fires Military Chief To Curb 'Conflicts' Between Ukrainian Army And Defense Ministry...

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has replaced the head of Ukraine's armed forces -- a move that comes as Kyiv presses for deeper NATO ties while its seven-year war against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine grinds on....

 2021-07-27 15:11 

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Kyrgyz Ex-PM Babanov Released From Custody For Medical Treatment Abroad...

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov, who was detained in late May as part of an investigation into corruption during the development of the Kumtor gold mine project, has been released from custody in order to receive medical treatment abroad....

 2021-07-27 14:13 

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Lithuanian Court Sends Politician To Six Years In Prison For Spying For Russia...

A Lithuanian court has sentenced politician Algirdas Paleckis to six years in prison after finding him guilty of spying for Russia....

 2021-07-27 13:34 

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Ex-Leader Of Navalny's St. Petersburg Group Says She's Been Barred From Elections...

The former leader of jailed Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's team in St. Petersburg, Irina Fatyanova, says she has been barred from taking part in upcoming elections because of her ties to the Kremlin critic....

 2021-07-27 11:38 

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Protesters Against COVID Measures In North Ossetia Given Lengthy Prison Terms...

A Russian court in the southwestern city of Rostov-on-Don has handed lengthy prison terms to the first group of individuals from the North Caucasus region of North Ossetia who took part in a massive rally in April 2020 protesting coronavirus measures....

 2021-07-27 11:01 

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The Sinister Side Of Kyrgyzstan's Online Sex Industry...

An RFE/RL investigation reveals how young Kyrgyz women trying to make ends meet as online sex workers are subject to abuse, blackmail, and even rape....

 2021-07-27 11:00 

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Blackmail, Rape, Suicide: Inside The Webcam Studios Of Kyrgyzstan...

An RFE/RL investigation into live webcam sites has exposed how young women employed by them are subject to abuse, blackmail, and even rape. At least two cases ended in suicide. We spoke to multiple people who have worked in webcam studios in Kyrgyzstan --...

 2021-07-27 09:55 

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Thirteen Kazakh Activists Go On Trial On Extremism Charges...

Thirteen Kazakh opposition and rights activists, including four women, have gone on trial for their alleged links with the banned opposition Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK) movement and its associated Koshe (Street) Party....

 2021-07-27 09:18 

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Arrested Kyrgyz Opposition Party Leader Moldokmatov Starts Hunger Strike...

The jailed leader of Kyrgyzstan's opposition Turan party, Jenish Moldokmatov, has started a hunger strike to protest his incarceration....

 2021-07-27 08:44 

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Protests Spread In Iran As Anger Rises Over Water And Electricity Shortages, Virus Response...

Angry protests against water shortages and deteriorating economic conditions in Iran continued to expand, a day after demonstrators in Tehran made a rare display of open discontent with the country's Islamic leadership....

 2021-07-27 08:14 

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'I Had To Say Something': Horrific Child Murder Prompts Tajik Animated Film...

An animated film has been made in Tajikistan reflecting on the controversial case of a 5-year-old girl who was raped and killed near Moscow. Filmmaker Lolisanam Ulugova says she was moved to create the movie after seeing the girl's father in tears. Fo...

 2021-07-27 00:11 

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Bosnian Serb Parties Boycott State Institutions Over Ban On Genocide Denial...

Bosnian Serb political representatives have announced a boycott of all major institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina over a decision last week by the outgoing UN high representative for Bosnia to ban genocide denial....

 2021-07-26 19:46 

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Gazprom Pipeline Ruptures, Catches Ablaze In Russia's Perm Region...

Russia's state-run natural gas monopoly Gazprom says a trunk pipeline belonging to the firm has leaked and caught ablaze in the Perm region some 1,400 kilometers east of Moscow....

 2021-07-26 18:12 

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Serbia Objects To Croatia's Plan To Put Inventor Tesla On Future Euro Coin...

The National Bank of Serbia has objected to what it calls "inappropriate" plans by Croatia to include a likeness of inventor Nikola Tesla on its euro coin once it joins the eurozone....

 2021-07-26 18:03 

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Protests Spread In Iran Over Water Shortages, Economic Troubles...

Cell phone video shared on Iranian social media shows people demonstrating in Tehran and Tabriz over water shortages, power outages, and a deteriorating economy. In a rare public display of dissent, protesters chanted slogans against Iranian Supreme Leade...

 2021-07-26 16:42 

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First Same-Sex Couple Weds In Montenegro Under Year-Old Law...

Two women have concluded the first same-sex civil union in Montenegrin history, more than a year after parliament passed a law making it the first non-EU country in the Balkans to allow such partnerships....

 2021-07-26 15:53 

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Demonstrators Chant 'Death To The Dictator' In Tehran As Protests Spread...

Angry protests against water shortages and deteriorating economic conditions in Iran have spread to the streets of Tehran, as demonstrators in the capital openly display discontent with the country's Islamic leadership by chanting "Death to the di...

 2021-07-26 14:34 

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Tajik President's Nephews 'Severely Beat Health Minister' Following Mother's COVID Death...

Three nephews of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon have severely beaten the Central Asian nation's health minister and other officials following their mother's death, sources close to the government have told RFE/RL....

 2021-07-26 13:24 

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Russian Media Regulator Blocks Navalny's Website...

Russia's media regulator, Roskomnadzor, has blocked the website of jailed opposition politician Aleksei Navalny in a widening crackdown by authorities against media and civil organizations ahead of parliamentary elections in September....

 2021-07-26 12:03 

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Jailed Russian Journalist Safronov Unable To Talk To His Lawyer Due To Bizarre Twist...

Jailed Russian journalist Ivan Safronov will not be able to talk to his lawyer, Ivan Pavlov, who has himself been charged with illegal revealing details of the case launched against the journalist....

 2021-07-26 11:31 

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Lengthy Prison Sentences For 12 Of 16 Defendants Behind Deadly Kazakh Ammo Blasts...

A court in Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent has handed lengthy prison terms to 12 of 16 military officers and Defense Ministry officials on trial in the high-profile case of deadly ammunition warehouse blasts in 2019....

 2021-07-26 09:52 

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RFE/RL Correspondents In Belarus Released From Jail, 10 Days After Arrest...

Two correspondents of RFE/RL's Belarus Service have been released from jail, 10 days after their arrests as part of authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka's clampdown on the country's independent media and civil society....

 2021-07-26 08:37 

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Tajik Border Guard Wounded In Latest Shoot-Out Along Border With Kyrgyzstan...

A Tajik border guard was wounded in a shoot-out in an area close to a disputed segment of the Tajik-Kyrgyz border over the weekend, the latest flareup of violence in the volatile region....

 2021-07-26 07:28 

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Anti-Putin Shaman Ordered To Undergo Forced 'Treatment' In Psychiatric Clinic...

A court in Russia's Siberian region of Yakutia has confined to forced psychiatric treatment a shaman who was stopped by authorities several times in his attempts to march to Moscow by foot "to drive President Vladimir Putin out of the Kremlin."...

 2021-07-26 07:08 

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Animated Graphic: Coronavirus Deaths Week By Week...

Charting the locations with the most confirmed COVID-19 deaths over time...

 2021-07-26 06:56 

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Animated Graphic: Coronavirus Infections Week By Week...

Charting the locations with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases over time...

 2021-07-26 06:00 

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Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Around The World...

This map shows the spread of the virus as monitored by Johns Hopkins University, the WHO, and Worldometers.info.These tallies rely on information provided by governments. In many countries, there are restrictions on releasing such information or reasons w...

 2021-07-26 05:15 

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Trans-Iranian Railway Added To UNESCO's World Heritage List...

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Trans-Iranian Railway onto its World Heritage List....

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