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 2018-09-20 22:24 

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Bellingcat Says Data 'Confirm' Skripal Suspects Had Links To Russian Military Intelligence...

The independent Bellingcat research organization claims to have more information that the two men suspected in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal have links to Russian military intelligence, known as the GRU....

 2018-09-20 19:07 

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U.S. Blacklists 33 Russians, Companies Linked To Military, Intelligence Agencies...

The U.S. State Department said it was blacklisting nearly three dozen Russian people and companies with ties to military and intelligence agencies, in its latest effort to punish Moscow for "malign activities."...

 2018-09-20 18:06 

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India, Pakistan FMs Plan Rare Meeting After Imran Khan Reached Out To Modi...

Foreign ministers of arch-rivals India and Pakistan will hold a rare meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York later this month, India's foreign ministry said on September 20....

 2018-09-20 16:33 

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Russian Court Narrows Controversial 'Extremism' Laws, Vows To Review Earlier Convictions...

Russia's Supreme Court has sharply narrowed when people can be charged under the country's extremism laws, saying that simply "liking" or reposting material on social media does not alone constitute a crime....

 2018-09-20 16:01 

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World Anti-Doping Agency Lifts Ban On Russia, With Caveats...

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has given the green light for Russia to return to global sports competitions after nearly three years of suspension for a state-supported doping program, but under "strict conditions." The decision came despite ...

 2018-09-20 15:44 

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No-Flow Zone? Russian Pop Stars Cancel Gigs In Conservative Daghestan After Threats...

Popular Russian singers Yegor Kreed and Allj scratched concerts in the Daghestani capital after online threats and opposition from the republic's most famous athlete....

 2018-09-20 14:52 

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Critics Blast Lviv's Ban On Russian-Language Culture...

The law passed by western Lviv's regional council places a moratorium on all Russian-language books, films and music in the region, a move one Western ambassador called "narrow-minded."...

 2018-09-20 14:40 

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Children Taught Self-Flagellation In Pakistan...

Small children were taught to self-flagellate during the Ashura holiday in Peshawar, Pakistan, on September 20....

 2018-09-20 14:14 

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Under Threat, Kabul's Hazara Make Call To Arms...

Calls are growing louder among members of the Afghan capital's Hazara community to take their security into their own hands....

 2018-09-20 12:53 

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The Robots Are Coming...

Over a third of companies plan on investing in automation by 2022, report says....

 2018-09-20 12:34 

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Shi'a In Afghanistan, Pakistan Mark Ashura Holiday Amid Increased Security Measures...

Members of the Shi'ite minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan have commemorated Ashura, the holiest celebration in their religious calendar, amid heightened security measures against possible sectarian attacks....

 2018-09-20 12:17 

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Scuffles Outside Ukrainian Parliament...

Protesters tried to force their way into the parliament building in Kyiv, during a demonstration to ease rules on Ukrainian citizenship for foreigners who fought against Russia-backed separatists....

 2018-09-20 12:01 

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Ukraine's Top Court To Review Constitutional Amendments On EU, NATO Membership Goal...

Ukrainian lawmakers have voted to submit draft bills that would enshrine Ukraine's course toward Euro-Atlantic integration in the constitution to the country's top court....

 2018-09-20 10:06 

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Ukraine's Poroshenko Sees 'Risk' Of Russia Sanctions Easing...

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that there is a risk of international sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine being eased....

 2018-09-20 08:10 

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World Anti-Doping Agency Considers Reinstating Russia After Doping Scandal...

The World Anti-Doping Agency is expected to discuss on September 20 whether to lift its ban on Russia following a major doping scandal, a move that is being opposed by tens of athletes and the anti-doping establishment....

 2018-09-20 05:52 

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Russian Election Authorities Annul Results Of Fraud-Marred Regional Vote...

Electoral authorities in Russia's Far Eastern Primorsky Krai region on September 20 annulled the result of a disputed gubernatorial runoff vote, after the country's top election official said it was marred by "serious violations."...

 2018-09-20 03:08 

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U.S. Ambassador Says Volkswagen Agrees To Pull Out Of Iran...

The U.S. ambassador to Germany has told Bloomberg News that automaker Volkswagen has agreed to comply with U.S. sanctions and suspend most of its operations in Iran....

 2018-09-20 01:52 

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Israeli Air Force Chief Travels To Moscow Amid Shoot-Down Anger...

The Israeli air force chief is traveling to Moscow on September 20 for discussions after a Russian military surveillance plane was shot down over Syria's coast, killing 15 Russian servicemembers....

 2018-09-19 23:47 

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German FM Urges Albania To Press Reform Process With Eye On EU Membership...

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called on Albania to intensify its reform efforts and offered further assistance to help the Western Balkan country eventually join the European Union....

 2018-09-19 23:38 

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Ukraine Set To Inform Russia of Termination Of Friendship Treaty...

Ukraine says it will officially notify Russia on September 21 that it will not extend its treaty of friendship, cooperation, and partnership with Moscow....

 2018-09-19 23:30 

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Pakistan PM Khan Meets Leaders In Saudi Arabia, UAE...

New Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting the United Arab Emirates after a stay in Saudi Arabia on his first official overseas trip, officials say....

 2018-09-19 17:47 

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U.S. Again Names Iran As Leading Terrorism Sponsor...

The United States has once again named Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, accusing it of fueling conflicts and undermining governments throughout the Middle East....

 2018-09-19 15:11 

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Singer's Feminist Video, Purple Bra Have Some Kyrgyz Seeing Red...

A 19-year-old singer has set off a debate over freedom and feminism in Kyrgyzstan, with many complaining about the way she is dressed in her music video. She makes no apologies....

 2018-09-19 14:27 

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Court Rejects Bids To Cancel Macedonia's Name-Change Referendum...

Macedonia's Constitutional Court has rejected two bids to declare the September 30 referendum on changing the country's name to North Macedonia illegal and unconstitutional....

 2018-09-19 14:23 

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'Not A Sin To Thrash Gays': As Russian Meme Convictions Mount, Police Shrug At Homophobic Slurs...

Post a satirical meme mocking religion in Russia, and you could face charges punishable by up to five years in prison. But in one Russian region, police declined to pursue a case involving online comments encouraging violence against sexual minorities....

 2018-09-19 13:29 

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Human Rights Team Toils To Tell Real Videos From Fakes...

The rights group Amnesty International is determined to expose fake Internet videos and confirm the authenticity of real footage documenting human rights abuses....

 2018-09-19 13:18 

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Poland Says Russian Pipeline As 'Huge Threat'...

Polish President Andrzej Duda has called the Russian-German natural gas pipeline project, Nord Stream 2, "a huge threat" to energy security in Europe. Duda made the comments following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Sep...

 2018-09-19 13:18 

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Poland Says Russian Pipeline A 'Huge Threat'...

Polish President Andrzej Duda has called the Russian-German natural gas pipeline project, Nord Stream 2, "a huge threat" to energy security in Europe. Duda made the comments following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Sep...

 2018-09-19 12:46 

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Potential Readmission Of Russia's Anti-Doping Agency Sparks Outcry...

Dozens of athletes, a key Russian whistle-blower, and the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) deputy head have expressed opposition to the lifting of the suspension of Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) this week following a major doping scandal....

 2018-09-19 12:17 

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Fort Trump? Polish President Makes Pitch For U.S. Permanent Military Base...

Polish President Andrzej Duda has made a pitch for a permanent U.S. military base in his country and suggested that it be called Fort Trump. Duda made the comments during a visit to Washington D.C following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Se...

 2018-09-19 10:48 

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Afghanistan's Shi'a Brace For More Attacks On Ashura Holiday...

Members of Afghanistan's Shi'ite minority are bracing for potential violence as they prepare to commemorate Ashura, the holiest celebration in their religious calendar....

 2018-09-19 10:19 

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Pakistani Court Suspends Sentences For Sharif, Daughter, Son-In-Law...

A Pakistani court has suspended the prison sentences that had been previously handed to ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, and son-in-law in a corruption case....

 2018-09-19 08:26 

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Russian Election Chief Proposes Annulling Disputed Vote For Governor In Far East Region...

Russia's top election official has recommended that regional authorities annul the result of a disputed gubernatorial runoff vote in the Primorsky Krai, where the Communist Party cried foul after the Kremlin-backed candidate surged ahead at the end of...

 2018-09-19 00:49 

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U.S. Downplays Russian Plane Shootdown, Vows To Continue IS Fight...

The comments September 18 came as Russian officials said that Syrian anti-aircraft forces brought down the Il-20 plane inadvertently, but also blamed Israel for conducting a fighter jet raid on Syrian forces at around the same time....

 2018-09-19 00:41 

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Denmark's Largest Bank To Issue Report on Russia, Ex-Soviet Money Laundering...

The September 19 report by Danske Bank is expected to highlight major money laundering problems, as well as the failure by European regulators to thwart the problem, particularly in the ex-Soviet Baltic states....

 2018-09-19 00:37 

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Russian Doping Whistleblower Speaks Out Ahead Of Regulator Decision...

Grigory Rodchenkov, who was one of the architects of the elaborate doping and cheating system, currently lives in the United States, under law enforcement protection, fearing death threats....

 2018-09-18 18:49 

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European Rights Court Orders Ukraine To Refrain From Accessing RFE/RL Journalist's Cell-Phone Data...

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered the Ukrainian government not to access any data from the cell phone of RFE/RL investigative reporter Natalya Sedletska....

 2018-09-18 18:27 

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Trump Says U.S. Considering Permanent Military Presence In Poland...

U.S. President Donald Trump has said his administration was considering a request for a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland....

 2018-09-18 16:58 

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Putin, Orban Push For Controversial Hungarian Nuclear-Plant Expansion...

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban have agreed to move ahead with a project to build two new reactors at Hungary's Paks nuclear-power plant....

 2018-09-18 16:16 

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'Digital Resistance': Siberian Game Racks Up Political Points...

A computer-game publisher in the Siberian city of Barnaul is concerned about recent prosecutions on extremism charges of people who posted or liked memes on social media. They are fighting back, one computer game at a time....

 2018-09-18 16:13 

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New Russian MH17 Claims Met With Skepticism...

New claims by Russia about the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in 2014 have been met with widespread skepticism....

 2018-09-18 15:57 

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Mullahs' Messengers Say Iran's Oscar Choice Long On Art, Short On Politics...

Conservatives challenge cineastes' submission for the Oscars over its gloomy depiction of life in Iran, saying a more patriotic choice lionizing Iranian efforts in Syria would have been better....

 2018-09-18 15:27 

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UN Committee Slams Kyrgyzstan For 'Culture Of Abduction, Forced Marriage'...

A report by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has charged Kyrgyzstan with allowing systemic human-rights violations due to "a culture of abduction, rape, and forced marriage."...

 2018-09-18 14:42 

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Islamic Dress: Europeans Say No...

According to a recent poll, most Western Europeans support at least some restrictions on Muslim women's Islamic dress....

 2018-09-18 14:21 

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The Secrets Of Stalin's Seven Sisters...

After the skyscrapers of Manhattan captured the world's imagination in the early 20th century, Soviet Union planners wanted their slice of the sky, too....

 2018-09-18 13:35 

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The High-Tech Arsenal Of Russian Riot Police...

Russian riot police are being equipped with increasingly sophisticated gear to deal with unrest in the country....

 2018-09-18 12:51 

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U.K. Judge Rules Spy Evidence On Dead Russian Businessman Should Stay Secret...

Material about possible links between British spy agencies and a Russian businessman who died in mysterious circumstances in Britain nearly six years ago will remain secret, a judge has ruled....

 2018-09-18 12:21 

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North Koreans Turn Out In Force To Welcome South Korean President...

Tens of thousands of North Koreans have greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in on his visit to the capital, Pyongyang, as he made his way for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on September 18. Such state-organized displays of support are a ty...

 2018-09-18 11:28 

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Afghanistan Arrests 26 Suspected IS Militants Accused Of Targeting Shi'a...

Afghanistan's main intelligence agency says its officers have arrested at least 26 suspected members of the extremist group Islamic State (IS), accusing them of plotting attacks on members of the Shi'ite minority....

 2018-09-18 10:17 

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At Least 21 Killed In Fiery Collision In Central Iran...

At least 21 people died and 20 others were injured after a bus and a fuel tanker collided in central Iran, officials say....

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