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 2018-01-16 19:47 

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In 'Macedonia' Name Dispute, Optimism In The Air...

There's suddenly unprecedented optimism that a deal might be struck to lift the cloud over neighbors Greece and Macedonia over a dispute that goes back decades, or centuries, really....

 2018-01-16 19:14 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Bannon 'Ordered To Testify Before Grand Jury' In Russia Probe...

U.S. President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, The New York Times reports....

 2018-01-16 19:05 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Ex-U.S. Envoy Cites 'Moderate' Kazakhstan, Its Desire For 'Global Role'...

William Courtney, an ex-U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan talks about 2 1/2 decades of bilateral relations....

 2018-01-16 18:43 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Tillerson Calls For Continued Sanctions Pressure On North Korea...

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for continued sanctions pressure on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program....

 2018-01-16 18:32 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russian Government Weighs Hike In Social Spending...

Kremlin economic aide Andrei Belousov has said that the Russian government is considering a possible boost in social spending, as President Vladimir Putin steps up his campaign for the March presidential election....

 2018-01-16 18:13 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Nazarbaev Thanks Trump For Backing Kazakh Territorial Integrity...

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for Washington's support of his country's territorial integrity, as the two leaders met for talks expected to focus on regional security, economic issues, and bilat...

 2018-01-16 17:26 

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Russian Polling Agency Stops Publishing Over Closure Fears...

Russia's leading polling agency says it won't publish data ahead of Russia's March presidential election, making it harder to tell what Russians are thinking ahead of vote....

 2018-01-16 16:51 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Assassinated Serb Politician Symbolized Tensions Still Brewing In Northern Kosovo...

Controversial Kosovar Serb politician faced a retrial on war crimes charges before being gunned down....

 2018-01-16 16:30 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Viktor Anpilov, Ardent Foe Of Yeltsin And Reforms, Dead At 72...

Viktor Anpilov, a communist politician who was an ardent opponent of Russian President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s, has died at the age of 72 after suffering a stroke....

 2018-01-16 16:14 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Ukraine's PrivatBank Was Used For 'Large-Scale, Coordinated Fraud'...

The fraud resulted in the bank, which was taken into state control in 2016, suffering a loss of at least $5.5 billion, the central bank said in a statement on January 16....

 2018-01-16 15:53 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

'Knife Fight' Or Russian 'Columbine'? Contradictions Swirl In Perm School Attack...

Witness accounts suggest a knife attack at a Russian school that left young children and a teacher wounded was a planned assault. But authorities say the incident was the result of a fight between the two suspected assailants....

 2018-01-16 15:41 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Five Killed In Afghan Market Attack...

At least five people have been killed in a mortar attack on a market in northern Afghanistan....

 2018-01-16 15:09 

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Clashes In Kyiv As Key Bill Enters Parliament...

Riot police scuffled with protesters near the Ukrainian parliament, as it prepared to debate a bill labeling Russia an "aggressor." (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)...

 2018-01-16 14:13 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Sacked Man Dies After Setting Fire To Himself In Bashkortostan...

A man who lit himself on fire to protest being fired from his job with Gazprom's subsidiary in the Russian region of Bashkortostan has died....

 2018-01-16 14:09 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Germany Conducts Searches Against 10 Suspected Iranian Spies...

The federal prosecutor's office in Germany says police have conducted a series searches across the country in connection with investigations into 10 suspected Iranian spies....

 2018-01-16 14:01 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Opposition Feud Flares Up As Sobchak Confronts Navalny Ally On Air...

Ahead of March elections, presidential hopeful Ksenia Sobchak is feuding with members of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny's sidelined campaign....

 2018-01-16 13:52 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Uzbekistan Plans 'Mini-Mosques' To Help Muslims Pray...

Uzbekistan plans to build numerous small mosques along roads and streets across the Central Asian country of 30 million....

 2018-01-16 13:37 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Georgian President Vetoes Controversial Amendments To Law On Public Broadcaster...

Concerns that amendments to the law regulating Georgia's Public Broadcaster could undermine media diversity and healthy competition appear to have killed the initiative -- for now....

 2018-01-16 13:25 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Crimean Court Jails Activist In Retrial...

A court in Ukraine's Russia-controlled Crimea region has sentenced pro-Kyiv activist Volodymyr Balukh to three years and seven months in a high-profile retrial on a weapons- and explosives-possession charge....

 2018-01-16 11:50 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

The Daily Vertical: 'For Your Freedom, And Ours'...

The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL....

 2018-01-16 11:47 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

The Daily Vertical: 'For Your Freedom, And Ours'...

The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL....

 2018-01-16 11:43 

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The Daily Vertical: 'For Your Freedom, And Ours' (Transcript)...

The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL....

 2018-01-16 11:06 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Police, Protesters Clash Near Ukrainian Parliament...

Police and protesters have clashed near the Ukrainian parliament, which was set to consider legislation on the "reintegration" of regions held by Russian separatists....

 2018-01-16 10:54 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

The Morning Vertical, January 18, 2018...

Your daily roundup....

 2018-01-16 10:42 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Jailed Chechen Activist In 'Excruciating Pain,' Denied Treatment...

A Chechen human rights activist who is in jail on a drug-possession charge supporters contend was fabricated is in severe pain and being denied the medical help he needs, his lawyer says....

 2018-01-16 09:31 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Serbian Political Leader In Northern Kosovo Shot Dead...

Oliver Ivanovic, an ethnic Serb political leader in northern Kosovo, has been shot dead in front of his office in the Serb-dominated northern part of the divided city of Mitrovica....

 2018-01-16 08:33 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Pakistani Clerics Issue Fatwa Against 'Un-Islamic' Suicide Bombings...

More than 1,800 Pakistani clerics from different schools of Islamic thought have issued a fatwa declaring that suicide bombings are un-Islamic....

 2018-01-16 05:58 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Democracy 'Retreating' As Trump Abdicates U.S. Role: Report...

Democracy is "under assault and retreating" around the world, with the United States "abdicating" its traditional role as a champion of democratic ideals in the past year while Russia and China "increase repression at home" and ...

 2018-01-16 05:50 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Authorities Step Up Probe Of Alleged Doping In Russian Soccer...

World soccer's governing body is stepping up its investigation into alleged doping among Russian soccer players by seeking information from the whistleblower who first exposed a system of widespread doping and cover-ups in Russia....

 2018-01-16 04:29 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

British Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Strategic Bombers...

Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on January 15....

 2018-01-16 04:21 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Ukraine Conflict Has Increased Spread Of HIV In 'Silent Epidemic,' Study Finds...

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has increased the spread of HIV throughout the country as people have been uprooted by the violence, a new study finds....

 2018-01-16 02:08 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Abe Makes First Visit By Japanese Leader To Belgrade Since 1987...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made the first visit by a Japanese leader to Belgrade since the breakup of Yugoslavia....

 2018-01-16 02:04 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Lithuania Bars Kadyrov, Other Prominent Russians Under New Magnitsky Law...

Lithuania has issued its first blacklist of 49 Russians banned for allegedly violating human rights or engaging in corruption and money laundering under its new Magnitsky law....

 2018-01-15 21:31 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Pakistan Briefs U.S. Envoy On Counterterrorism Efforts...

Pakistani officials have briefed a visiting senior U.S. diplomat on recent efforts to fight against terrorism, after the United States suspended security assistance to the South Asian country....

 2018-01-15 20:21 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russian RT Accuses France's Macron Of Rejecting Staff...

Russian state broadcaster RT says France's presidency has turned away journalists from its new French-language channel twice in a week....

 2018-01-15 20:16 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Romania Loses Second Prime Minister In Less Than Seven Months...

Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose says he is stepping down after losing the backing of his party....

 2018-01-15 19:14 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

UN Envoy Sees 'Positive Momentum' In Macedonia Name Dispute...

A United Nations mediator says there is "positive momentum" toward settling a decades-long dispute between Macedonia and Greece over the former Yugoslav republic's name....

 2018-01-15 18:48 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

At Least Five Dead In Southwest Pakistan Ambush...

Pakistani authorities say at least five members of the country's security forces were killed and several others wounded in an ambush in the southwestern province of Balochistan....

 2018-01-15 17:42 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Used-Tire Dealers Protest In Baku Against Higher Customs Fees...

Dozens of used-tire dealers have rallied in Azerbaijan's capital to protest against increased customs fees for imported used tires....

 2018-01-15 17:37 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Huge Oil Spill After Iranian Tanker Sinks In East China Sea...

Chinese ships are racing to clean up a massive oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank in the East China Sea....

 2018-01-15 17:01 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Japan's Abe Arrives In Belgrade To Discuss Trade, Security...

Serbian Presdient Aleksandar Vucic welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on January 15 -- the first visit by a Japanese leader to Belgrade since the breakup of Yugoslavia. Abe has said that Serbia "holds the key to stability" in the western Balkans. ...

 2018-01-15 17:00 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Afghan Government Employee Accused Of Spying For Iran...

Afghan officials say the country's main intelligence agency has arrested a government employee in the western province of Herat for alleged spying for Iran....

 2018-01-15 16:32 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Macedonian Parliament Ratifies Friendship Pact With Bulgaria...

The Macedonian parliament has ratified a friendship treaty with neighboring Bulgaria aimed at ending years of feuding and boosting Macedonia's bid to join the European Union....

 2018-01-15 16:31 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Who's On The List? Russia's Elite Nervous About New U.S. Sanctions...

As the United States prepares to widen the scope of punitive sanctions against Russia, expectations that smaller-fish Kremlin insiders and business leaders will be targeted are causing anxiety in Moscow....

 2018-01-15 15:36 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

EU: Serbia, Montenegro 'Could Join In 2025'...

Montenegro and Serbia should be ready for EU membership in 2025 and Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Macedonia should be well-advanced on their path to EU accession by then, according to a draft of the European Commission's Western Balkans str...

 2018-01-15 15:18 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russia's Lilliput TV...

Studio Alpha is perhaps Russia's smallest TV channel -- staffed by a single family, but broadcasting regularly for 17 years. (Current Time TV)...

 2018-01-15 14:37 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russia, Turkey Slam Plan For Kurdish-Led 'Terror Army' On Syrian Border...

Russia and Turkey have criticized the United States for helping an allied Kurdish-led militia set up a 30,000-strong border security force in Syria....

 2018-01-15 13:45 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russian Authorities Seek Closure Of Key Navalny Campaign Foundation...

Russia's Justice Ministry is seeking the closure of a foundation that is the bulwark of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's presidential election campaign....

 2018-01-15 13:18 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Lavrov Says Russia To Resist Changes To Iran Nuclear Deal...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal. Lavrov told a news conference in Moscow on January 15 that Iran was fulfilling all of the obligations under the plan, while U.S...

 2018-01-15 12:17 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Top Shots...

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's coverage area and beyond for the third week of 2018....

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