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 2021-07-15 15:50 

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Lithuania Asks Greece, Iraq For Help On Migrant Surge From Belarus...

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte has warned that the Baltic nation may continue to experience a "sudden" surge of migrants due to efforts by Belarus to flood it with people from third countries....

 2021-07-15 15:32 

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Estonia Expels Russian Diplomat After Moscow Accuses Consul Of Spying...

Estonia's Foreign Ministry has expelled a Russian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move against Moscow....

 2021-07-15 15:25 

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Spectacular French Homecoming For Napoleonic General Felled By Russian Cannonball...

The return to France of the remains of Napoleonic General Charles-Etienne Gudin, who was killed in action near Smolensk in 1812, marks the latest chapter in a yearslong recovery project....

 2021-07-15 15:15 

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Russia Effectively Bans Investigative News Outlet By Declaring It 'Undesirable'...

Authorities in Russia have effectively banned investigative news outlet The Project after declaring it an "undesirable"; organization as part of the Kremlin's latest crackdown on independent media....

 2021-07-15 14:36 

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Saying Goodbye To Afghanistan...

After nearly 20 years in Afghanistan, dozens of countries have been withdrawing their troops in recent months. More than 20 countries have left since 2020, and the complete pullout of U.S. and British troops is expected in August. Turkey and Azerbaijan ha...

 2021-07-15 14:08 

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Kyrgyzstan Appeals For Help For Ethnic Kyrgyz Who Fled Afghanistan...

The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry has appealed to authorities in neighboring Tajikistan to facilitate the passage to their common border of hundreds of ethnic Kyrgyz who fled Afghanistan amid a major Taliban surge that is raising security concerns in neighborin...

 2021-07-15 13:07 

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Russian Prosecutor Seeks Suspended Sentences For U.S. Investor Calvey, Associates...

A prosecutor has asked a Moscow court to hand prominent U.S. investor Michael Calvey a six-year suspended sentence in his high-profile embezzlement case....

 2021-07-15 12:36 

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Yakutia's 'Ice Beach' A Refuge From The Heat In Russia's Coldest Region...

Siberia's "ice beach" in Yakutia is one of Russia's coolest attractions. It's also known as Buluus glacier. A fluke of geography and permafrost keeps the area frozen all year, attracting the heat-weary locals of Yakutia and tourists fr...

 2021-07-15 11:05 

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Tiny Russian Wool Seller Seeks To Register Navalny's Smart Voting Logo As Its Trademark...

A tiny wool-selling company in Russia has applied to the Federal Service of Intellectual property (Rospatent) to register as its trademark the logo of jailed opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's Smart Voting strategy, which is designed to promote i...

 2021-07-15 10:48 

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Beatles-Style Poster With Slain Russian Activists Removed From Wall In St. Petersburg...

olice in Russia's second largest city, St. Petersburg, have removed a wall-sized poster with portraits of slain Russian rights defenders, politicians, and journalists, hours after it appeared on a wall in a park....

 2021-07-15 09:49 

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Police Clash With Retired Law Enforcement Officers At Kyiv Protest...

Police in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, used tear gas in an attempt to disperse hundreds of retired law enforcement officers as they tried to storm the parliament during a protest for higher pensions on July 14. The demonstrators retreated from the parliam...

 2021-07-15 09:27 

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Rights Watchdog Accuses Belarus Of 'Unprecedented' Raids As Crackdown Intensifies...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Belarus's authoritarian regime of carrying out "massive, unprecedented" raids and detentions against the country's leading civil society organizations and said those being held should be released immedi...

 2021-07-15 09:09 

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Ukrainian Parliament Accepts Resignation Of Influential Interior Minister...

Ukrainian lawmakers have accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, one of the nation's most powerful officials, who led the ministry for more than seven years....

 2021-07-15 08:07 

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Jailed Kazakh Opposition Activist Unexpectedly Granted Early Release...

Kazakh opposition activist, Aset Abishev, who is serving a four-year prison term on charges of supporting activities of the banned Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK) movement, has been granted an early release....

 2021-07-15 07:43 

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Pro-Western Politician Tipped To Take Over Armenia's Foreign Ministry...

The Western-leaning former secretary of Armenia's Security Council, Armen Grigorian, has been appointed first deputy foreign minister in a move that ruling party representatives see as a first step toward his being named foreign minister, a position t...

 2021-07-15 05:52 

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Merkel To Emphasize Continuity Of U.S.-German Ties In Farewell White House Visit...

U.S. President Joe Biden will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on July 15 in what will likely be her last visit as chancellor as she prepares to step down after leading Germany for 16 years....

 2021-07-15 05:52 

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Merkel To Emphasize Continuity Of U.S.-German Ties In Farewell White House Visit...

U.S. President Joe Biden will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on July 15 in what will likely be her last visit as chancellor as she prepares to step down after leading Germany for 16 years....

 2021-07-15 05:37 

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U.S. Envoy Kerry, Putin Agree On Shared Interest In Climate Change...

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call on July 14 that the United States and Russia should work together on climate issues, the U.S. State Department said in a statement....

 2021-07-14 19:42 

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Russian Activist Jailed For Wearing 'Freedom For Navalny' T-Shirt...

An activist has been jailed for walking around Moscow's Red Square wearing a T-shirt demanding Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny's release from prison....

 2021-07-14 18:29 

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Georgia At 'Dangerous Crossroads' After Anti-LGBT Violence, PM's Response...

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili's response to right-wing threats and violence against sexual minorities and journalists seemed to defend the majority's right to impose its will on society....

 2021-07-14 16:05 

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Dozens Sentenced Over Deadly 2019 Ethnic Brawl In Russia...

A Russian court has sentenced 27 suspects to prison terms ranging from two to 10 years for their roles in a deadly 2019 ethnic brawl....

 2021-07-14 15:32 

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Latest Elections Highlight Moscow's Shifting Strategies In Moldova...

A presidential vote in November and parliamentary elections last weekend handed historic victories to Moldova's Europe-oriented forces and startling setbacks to Russia's traditional allies in the country. Analysts say Moscow is looking for ways to...

 2021-07-14 15:01 

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Thirty Years After Vukovar Massacre, A Croatian Father Is Still Seeking His Lost Son...

In August 1991, as Yugoslavia disintegrated, national army troops and paramilitary forces laid siege to the city of Vukovar in northeastern Croatia. As the city fell, the forces abducted hundreds of people from a hospital and transported them to a farm wh...

 2021-07-14 14:27 

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Kamchatka: A Mysterious Land Of Volcanoes, Bears, And Secret Military Bases...

The Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East is one of the world's wildest places, where researchers keep watch over active volcanoes and hunters come in search of big game. It's also home to a secretive military facility where ballistic missi...

 2021-07-14 14:24 

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Ukraine's Supreme Court Strikes Down President's Attempt To Block Judge's Appointment...

Ukraine's Supreme Court has overturned President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's decree annulling the appointment of Oleksandr Tupytskiy to the Constitutional Court....

 2021-07-14 12:52 

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Kyiv Police Use Tear Gas As Retired Law Enforcement Officers Protest Over Pensions...

Police in Kyiv have used tear gas in an attempt to disperse hundreds of retired law enforcement officers as they tried to storm parliament during a protest for higher pensions....

 2021-07-14 12:25 

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Bosnia Intelligence Chief Arrested In Money Laundering, Abuse Of Office Probe...

Bosnian police have arrested the Balkan country's intelligence chief amid an investigation that includes money laundering and documents forging....

 2021-07-14 12:05 

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Belarus Police Target Vyasna, Other NGOs With Raids...

Belarusian police have raided the offices of 12 nongovernmental organizations, including the Vyasna human rights center and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, as authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka further ramps up his crackdown on opponents and dis...

 2021-07-14 11:41 

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Armenian Soldier Killed In Latest Shoot-Out Along Azerbaijani Border...

Authorities say a shoot-out along the border has left one Armenian soldier dead and "losses" on the Azerbaijani side as tensions continue to simmer between the two countries after last year's war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region....

 2021-07-14 10:49 

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Warnings Of More Deadly Mudslides In Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan...

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have warned of more mudslides in the border area shared with Uzbekistan after rescue workers found the body of a child missing following a mudslide earlier this week....

 2021-07-14 10:34 

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China Cautiously Eyes New Regional Leadership Role As Afghanistan Fighting Intensifies...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is on a Central Asia tour to shore up support for Beijing's interests in Afghanistan amid concerns of a security vacuum left by the U.S.-led international military withdrawal....

 2021-07-14 09:21 

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Kyrgyz-Turkish Educator In Custody Says He Was Abducted By Kyrgyz Men...

Kyrgyz-Turkish educator Orhan Inandi, who is currently in Turkish custody, says he was abducted in Bishkek in late May by three Kyrgyz men, who may be part of the country's security services, before he was transferred to Turkey, where he is accused of...

 2021-07-14 07:41 

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Four Georgian TV Stations Suspend Broadcasting For 24 Hours, Demand PM's Resignation...

Four private television stations in Georgia have suspended broadcasting for 24 hours and are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili over recent attacks against LGBT activists and journalists that left one person dead....

 2021-07-14 03:18 

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Russia-Based Ransomware Group's Websites Offline, Report Say; Reason Unclear...

A Russian-based hacker group blamed for a massive ransomware attack earlier this month has gone offline, sparking speculation about whether the move was the result of a government-led action....

 2021-07-14 01:27 

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Four Iranian Intelligence Officials Charged In U.S. In Plot To Kidnap Journalist Critical Of Regime...

Four Iranian nationals have been charged in New York City with conspiring to kidnap a U.S.-based journalist who has written about the Iranian government's human rights abuses, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement on July 13....

 2021-07-13 18:57 

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Zelenskiy Trolls Putin After Russian President Publishes Article On Ukraine...

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has trolled his Russian counterpart, saying he was "envious" that Vladimir Putin has enough free time on his hands to research the history of their peoples....

 2021-07-13 18:57 

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Zelenskiy Trolls Putin After Russian President Publishes Article On Ukraine...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has trolled his Russian counterpart, saying he was "envious" that Vladimir Putin has enough free time on his hands to research the history of their peoples....

 2021-07-13 17:16 

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Journalists Honor Georgian Cameraman Who Died After Mob Attack...

Journalists, activists, and others gathered in Tbilisi on July 13 for the funeral of Georgian television cameraman Lekso Lashkarava, who died after being viciously beaten while covering protests on July 5. He was one of dozens of media workers who were at...

 2021-07-13 17:12 

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Ukraine's Powerful Interior Minister Tenders Resignation...

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has submitted a letter of resignation after more than six years in the post, the Interior Ministry announced on July 13....

 2021-07-13 16:04 

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Lukashenka Tells Putin That Belarus Will Meet Its Russia Obligations 'At Any Cost'...

Authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka says Belarus, hit hard by rounds of Western economic sanctions over its brutal crackdown on dissent and independent media, will fulfill its financial obligations to Russia "at any cost."...

 2021-07-13 15:58 

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Iran Says It Is Holding Talks On Prisoner Swap With U.S....

Iran said on July 13 that it is holding talks on prisoner exchanges with the United States, a few days after a U.S. official said Washington was working to release its detained citizens....

 2021-07-13 15:29 

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Lithuanian Parliament Approves Mass Detention Of Migrants Amid Surge From Belarus...

Parliament in Lithuania has approved the mass detention of asylum seekers amid a rise in numbers crossing the border with Belarus that Vilnius says is being organized by Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government to punish the Baltic nation for its vocal supp...

 2021-07-13 15:05 

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A New Cross To Bear For Georgia's Parliament...

A giant metal cross that was bolted to the entrance of Tbilisi's parliament building remains standing more than a week after violent anti-LGBT protests broke out....

 2021-07-13 15:05 

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Iran At Risk Of COVID-19 Fifth Wave As Homegrown Vaccine Campaign Stalls...

Iran, one of the countries hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, is at risk of a fifth wave of infections according to outgoing President Hassan Rohani after the Delta variant led to a new spike in cases. Restrictions have been reimposed in cities, with p...

 2021-07-13 12:43 

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Moscow Police Detain More Than 100 Central Asian Migrants After Clashes...

Police in Moscow have detained more than 100 Central Asian labor migrants after a mass brawl erupted between Kyrgyz and Tajik citizens in the Russian capital's southeastern district of Kuzminki....

 2021-07-13 11:04 

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Six Members Of Same Family Killed By Floods, Mudslides In Kyrgyzstan...

Floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains have killed at least six people, all members of the same family, in Kyrgyzstan's southern region of Jalal-Abad....

 2021-07-13 10:34 

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Moldovans Hail End To 'Coalition Nightmare' Following Pro-European Party's Win, But Challenges Loom...

The strong victory for the center-right party founded by President Maia Sandu in Moldova's parliamentary elections has raised hopes that years of debilitating political gridlock may be coming to an end. But serious challenges from what citizens say is...

 2021-07-13 10:01 

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COVID-19 Deaths In Russia Hit Another Daily Record Amid Surge In Cases...

Russia says 780 people died from coronavirus-related causes over the past 24 hours, the highest number of fatalities confirmed in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic....

 2021-07-13 09:24 

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Russia's Business Ombudsman Ends Campaign To Repatriate Foreign-Based Businesspeople...

Russian business ombudsman Boris Titov says he has stopped his campaign to repatriate foreign-based Russian businesspeople over concerns they may face arrest upon arrival....

 2021-07-13 09:02 

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Jailed Father Of Navalny Associate Transferred To Prison Hospital...

The jailed father of Ivan Zhdanov, a close associate of jailed opposition politician Aleksei Navalny, has been transferred to a prison hospital for unspecified reasons....

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