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 2021-07-13 09:00 

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Anti-Government Protests Over Journalist's Death Continue In Tbilisi...

Anti-government protesters rallied on July 12 in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and his government. The demonstration followed the death of a TV cameraman who was severely beaten while coveri...

 2021-07-13 08:26 

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Outspoken Kremlin Critic Leaves Russia For 'Foreseeable Future'...

Fyodor Krasheninnikov, an outspoken Kremlin critic and noted political observer, says he has left Russia for Lithuania for the "foreseeable future" after coming under pressure from authorities for his work....

 2021-07-13 07:49 

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Funeral To Take Place Of Georgian Journalist Attacked While Covering LGBT March...

The funeral of a Georgian television cameraman who died after he was viciously beaten while covering an LGBT event is set to take place on July 13 amid demonstrations demanding the prime minister and government resign....

 2021-07-13 07:30 

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Bridging The Divide After Clashes Between Azeris And 'Eco-Migrants' In A Georgian Town...

What prompted hundreds of people to fight each other with stones and iron bars in a small Georgian town in May 2021? Two locals reflect on long-standing ethnic tensions: an Azeri nurse tells of unrest that led to an exodus in the 1980s, while the son of &...

 2021-07-13 05:34 

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U.S., Russia Say Cooperation On Climate Change Positive For Relations...

U.S. climate change envoy John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on July 12 that Washington wants to work with Moscow ahead of the UN climate change conference later this year....

 2021-07-12 20:46 

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U.S. Says No 'Deadline' For Iran Nuclear Talks...

Washington has said that it will issue no ultimatums on the window for a seventh round of talks on Iran's atomic activities but added a warning over potential "nuclear advances" in the meantime....

 2021-07-12 19:59 

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Merkel Says Gas Will Transit Ukraine Even After Nord Stream 2 Finished...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has sought to assure Kyiv that Ukraine will remain a transit route for natural gas even after completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline linking Russia to Germany....

 2021-07-12 19:34 

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U.S. Repeats 'Genocide' Accusations Against China...

The United States has repeated genocide allegations against China over its treatment of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and members of Xinjiang's other indigenous, mostly Muslim, ethnic groups....

 2021-07-12 18:35 

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Turkmenistan Faces 'Shocking Population Decline' As Exodus Continues...

A new survey has found that Turkmenistan's population has shrunk by more than a half from its peak, as living standards continue to plummet in the tightly controlled country....

 2021-07-12 16:48 

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Concern For A Taliban-Led, Afghan Spillover Into Central Asia: Then And Now...

Great concern about what is happening in Afghanistan has returned to Central Asia. More than 20 years ago, a sense of panic spread throughout the region and much of what is happening now is familiar from that tumultuous time....

 2021-07-12 15:32 

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Would-Be Belarusian Presidential Candidate Babaryka Transferred To Penal Colony...

Jailed former Belarusian presidential contender Viktar Babaryka has been transferred to a penal colony less than a week after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges....

 2021-07-12 14:50 

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Russian Rights Activist Convicted Of Violating Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Law...

Noted human rights defender Semyon Simonov has been convicted on criminal charges related to Russia's controversial "foreign agents" law....

 2021-07-12 14:07 

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Georgian Police Seize Corpse Of Journalist Injured During LGBT Protest...

Georgian police have seized the corpse of a TV cameraman who was injured on July 5 from his Tbilisi apartment. The police took the action despite his family's refusal of a state-led forensic autopsy and examination. Lekso Lashkarava was found dead in ...

 2021-07-12 13:22 

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Support For Navalny Going South?...

According to a recent Levada poll, 14 percent of Russians approve the activities of Aleksei Navalny -- down by 6 percentage points from 2020. In June 2021, a court ruling labeled his political network as "extremist," which is supported by almost o...

 2021-07-12 13:12 

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Lithuania Says Belarus Using Migrants To Pressure EU, Calls For More Sanctions...

Lithuania says it will urge the European Union to slap a new round of punitive measures on Belarus and its strongman ruler, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, for sending a flood of illegal migrants across its border and into the Baltic state....

 2021-07-12 12:37 

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Uzbek Singer Jahongir Otajonov Quits Presidential Race After Attack...

Well-known Uzbek singer and politician Jahongir Otajonov says he has quit running in the presidential campaign weeks after he and his colleagues were attacked by unknown individuals for organizing a session of the banned opposition Erk (Freedom) party....

 2021-07-12 10:53 

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Citing Pressure, Russian Opposition Politician Quits As Head Of Moscow District...

Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin has announced he is quitting as head of Moscow's Krasnoselsky district amid ongoing pressure on him and his team after saying he would run in upcoming parliamentary elections....

 2021-07-12 09:40 

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Georgian PM Faces Deadline To Step Down After Cameraman Found Dead...

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili faces a noon deadline from protesters to step down along with his government over the death of a television channel's cameraman who was severely beaten while covering the Tbilisi Pride parade last week....

 2021-07-12 09:15 

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Taliban Holds Talks With Turkmen Officials In Ashgabat Amid Deteriorating Afghan Security...

Taliban representatives have visited Ashgabat and held talks with Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry officials as the militants continue major offensives in northern Afghanistan, raising concerns in the neighboring former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan...

 2021-07-12 08:44 

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Siberian Blogger Charged With Inciting Hatred Over Pro-Navalny Video...

Mikhail Alfyorov, an opposition blogger in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, has been charged with inciting hatred and discord over his video about the arrest of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny in Moscow on his arrival from Germany in January....

 2021-07-12 08:02 

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Sandu's Pro-Europe Party Scores Clear Victory In Snap Moldovan Elections...

Pro-Western President Maia Sandu's party has scored a clear victory in Moldova's snap parliamentary elections, a result likely to weaken Russia's influence in the country....

 2021-07-11 23:38 

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Moldova's Sandu Hails Pro-Europe Party's Victory, Vows To End 'Rule Of Thieves'...

Moldovan President Maia Sandu declared victory for her pro-Europe party after the nation's snap parliamentary election, a result likely to weaken Russia's influence and push Europe's poorest country toward further integration with the continen...

 2021-07-11 16:21 

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Nineteen Srebrenica Victims Laid To Rest On Anniversary Of 1995 Massacre...

Thousands of Bosnians gathered at the memorial center in Potocari on July 11 to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide and bury 19 newly identified victims. On July 11, 1995, more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were rounded up and killed by Bosnian S...

 2021-07-11 14:59 

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Turkmen Leader Promotes Son In Latest Signal Of Possible Succession...

Turkmen state media say that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has promoted his son Serdar to a top government post with oversight of major economic and financial decisions....

 2021-07-11 13:50 

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Bosnians Commemorate Anniversary Of 1995 Srebrenica Genocide...

Thousands of Bosnians gathered to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide and bury 19 newly identified victims....

 2021-07-11 12:55 

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Turkmenistan Sending Heavy Weaponry, Aircraft To Afghan Border Amid Deteriorating Security...

Turkmenistan has begun moving heavy weaponry, helicopters, and other aircraft closer to its border with Afghanistan, and reservists are being put on alert in the capital, a further sign of the worry spreading across Central Asia as Taliban fighters contin...

 2021-07-11 08:15 

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Georgian TV Cameraman Injured Amid Anti-LGBT Violence Dies...

A Georgian TV cameraman who was among dozens of journalists attacked by a right-wing mob during a melee aimed at LGBT campaigners has died....

 2021-07-11 06:43 

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Moldova Set To Receive 500,000 Doses Of J&J Vaccine From U.S....

Moldova is set to receive half a million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) coronavirus vaccine from the United States....

 2021-07-11 00:51 

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Moldovan Parliamentary Elections Could Smooth Road To European Integration...

Moldovans appear set to weaken Russia's influence and push Europe's poorest country toward further integration with the continent in snap parliamentary elections on July 11....

 2021-07-10 19:36 

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Iran Says Transportation Ministry Hit By Cyberattack...

Iran's Transportation Ministry said that its computer systems and website were affected by a cyberattack on July 10....

 2021-07-10 18:30 

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Russia's Election Chief Denies Delay Of State Duma Vote Being Considered...

The head of Russia's Central Election Commission has denied reports that the country's upcoming State Duma elections could be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-07-10 12:38 

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Moldova's Snap Elections Seen As A Referendum On Its Russian Past Versus A European Future...

Momentum for early parliamentary elections in Moldova has been building for months. Now, an angry electorate is preparing to decide on July 11 whether the small country on Europe's edge will move toward the West or remain in Russia's orbit. A look...

 2021-07-10 10:55 

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Kazakh Agriculture Minister Fired For Failing To Help Farmers Affected By Drought...

Kazakhstan's president sacked Agriculture Minister Saparkhan Omarov on July 10 while accusing his ministry of not having done enough to help farmers cope with a severe drought that has hit the country....

 2021-07-10 07:14 

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Five Killed As Earthquake Rocks Tajikistan...

Five people have been killed in an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 in eastern Tajikistan, the country's Committee of Emergency Situations said....

 2021-07-10 06:31 

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'Unknown Object' Explodes In Northern Tehran Park; No One Hurt...

A loud blast was heard in northern Tehran early on July 10 after an "unknown object" exploded in a park, Iran's state-controlled television reported....

 2021-07-10 04:28 

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UN Says Separatists In Ukraine 'Systematically' Torture Detainees...

The United Nations said torture and ill-treatment of detainees in territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine is happening every day....

 2021-07-10 00:28 

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Russia's Eastern Yakutia Region Engulfed In Wildfires...

Severe wildfires continue to ravage eastern Russia, with the largest number of blazes reported in Siberia's Yakutia region....

 2021-07-09 22:47 

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Ukraine Blames Russian Hackers For Attack On Navy Website...

Ukraine's Defense Ministry said Russian government hackers attacked the website of Ukraine's Navy to spread disinformation about the ongoing multinational Sea Breeze military exercises in the Black Sea....

 2021-07-09 21:31 

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As Moldova Heads Into Elections, Transdniester Maintains A Separatist Stance...

Parliamentary elections in Moldova are taking place on July 11 without the cooperation of the breakaway region of Trandniester. Most people in the region have Moldovan passports and can travel to nearby districts to vote, but only a few thousand are expec...

 2021-07-09 19:05 

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UN Approves Resolution Agreed By Russia, U.S. On Humanitarian Aid For Syria...

The UN Security Council has approved an extension of a cross-border aid operation for millions of desperate people in Syria after Russia agreed to a compromise in last-minute talks with the United States in a move commended by U.S. President Joe Biden and...

 2021-07-09 18:48 

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Fighting The Taliban Was 'Suicide': Hundreds Of Afghan Soldiers Escape To Tajikistan...

Staying in Afghanistan to fight against Taliban forces would have ended badly, several Afghan soldiers who recently fled to Tajikistan told RFE/RL's Tajik Service....

 2021-07-09 18:23 

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U.S. Will 'Take Any Necessary Action' After Latest Massive Ransomware Attack, Biden Tells Putin...

U.S. President Joe Biden has urged Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call to "take action" against ransomware groups operating in Russia, the White House said....

 2021-07-09 16:48 

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More Raids On Independent News Outlets As Belarus Steps Up Crackdown...

Belarusian authorities raided the offices of several media outlets outside the capital, Minsk, and searched the homes of independent journalists on July 9 in the second straight day of the country's latest crackdown on independent press critical of au...

 2021-07-09 16:03 

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U.S. Adds 34 To Entities Blacklist, Including 14 Chinese Companies Tied To Abuse Of Uyghurs...

The United States has added 14 Chinese companies to its economic blacklist over alleged human rights abuses and surveillance of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in China's Xinjiang Province....

 2021-07-09 13:05 

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The Week's Best: 10 Stories You Need To Read (Or Watch)...

We know rferl.org isn't the only website you read. So it's possible you may have missed some of our most compelling journalism. To make sure you're up-to-date, here are some highlights produced by RFE/RL's team of correspondents, multimedi...

 2021-07-09 10:53 

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Serbia's EXIT Music Festival Resumes With Pandemic Rules...

Thousands of concertgoers lined up in the northern Serbian city of Novi Sad to attend the 20th edition of the EXIT Music Festival. After being canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was back this year at the Petrovaradin Fortress, w...

 2021-07-09 10:51 

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Montenegro Says Deal Reached To Temper Blow Of Massive China Loan...

Montenegro's finance minister has announced a deal with three Western banks to help Podgorica hedge payments on a controversial billion-dollar Chinese loan for a highway project that put the small Balkan country in perilous financial straits....

 2021-07-09 09:43 

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Lithuania Starts Building Barrier At Belarus Border Amid Illegal Migrant Surge...

Lithuania has started construction of a barrier on its border with Belarus amid a surge in illegal migrant crossings that Vilnius says Minsk is purposely organizing in retaliation for European Union sanctions....

 2021-07-09 09:10 

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The Week In Russia: Strategy And Tactics -- Putin's 'Bleak' New Security Blueprint...

President Vladimir Putin signs a National Security Strategy that takes criticism of the West to a new level, claiming that Russia's "cultural sovereignty" is at risk and that its "traditional values" are "under active attack by the...

 2021-07-09 06:36 

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In 'Key Country' Serbia, Orban Presses For EU Enlargement In Balkans...

Hungarian Prime Minister and vociferous EU critic Viktor Orban has used a visit to Serbia to press for the bloc to accept that country and thus unlock the Western Balkans to inject "new energy" before it's too late....

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