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 2021-10-18 19:27 

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Investigation Launched Into Bosnian Serb Leader's 'Secessionist' Statements...

Prosecutors in Bosnia-Herzegovina have launched an investigation of Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik for "undermining the constitutional order" after he announced that the Republika Srpska leadership will soon take measures aimed at withdrawing f...

 2021-10-18 18:18 

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At UN Court, Azerbaijan Accuses Armenia of Ethnic Cleansing...

Azerbaijan's deputy foreign minister has accused Armenia of "ethnic cleansing" and of continuing to lay land mines on its territory even after a cease-fire ended a six-week war in the disputed region late last year, as a second case related to...

 2021-10-18 17:27 

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Putin's Dominance 'Risks Destabilization': Fiona Hill's Insights On Russia, the U.S., And Their 'Unfortunate Parallels'...

Fiona Hill served as the senior Russia adviser in President Donald Trump's White House. In an interview with RFE/RL, she says she's worried that Putin's singular dominance is destabilizing Russia. And she's worried about what she says are ...

 2021-10-18 16:50 

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'Reindeer Are Sacred': Herders Struggle For Survival In Russia's Far East...

In parts of Yakutia, in Russia's Far East, many residents raise reindeer to make a living, relying, in part, on modest government subsidies to make ends meet. Their livelihood is part of a traditional way of life, but it's threatened with obsolesc...

 2021-10-18 16:41 

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Russian Anti-Feminist, Anti-LGBT, Racist Group Declared 'Extremist'...

A court in Russia has declared a notorious anti-feminist, anti-LGBT, racist group known as Male State an extremist organization....

 2021-10-18 15:03 

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Face Pay: Moscow Metro's Facial-Recognition Payment System Raises Surveillance Concerns...

The Moscow Metro has touted a new facial-recognition payment system as the first mass-scale use of a technology that will bring greater convenience to people's everyday lives. But its launch in Russia has raised concerns about the system's possibl...

 2021-10-18 14:37 

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EU Ministers Meet Amid Talk Of New Measures Against Belarus Over Migrants...

The European Union's foreign ministers have expressed support for new measures to halt the flow of illegal migrants that the bloc accuses Belarus of sending in retaliation for sanctions against authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka and his regime...

 2021-10-18 14:07 

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Fiona Hill: Putin 'Really Destabilizes' Russia...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has created a system in which "he is the only person who matters," according to Fiona Hill. The senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who served as the top Russia adviser in the National Security Council unti...

 2021-10-18 13:52 

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Jailed Tajik Lawyer Yorov's Prison Term Shortened Again...

The lengthy prison sentence of jailed Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov has been shortened as part of a recent mass amnesty adopted to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Tajikistan's independence....

 2021-10-18 13:09 

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Russia Suspends Operations Of Its Mission At NATO As Relations With West Deteriorate Further...

Russia says it will suspend the operations of its mission at NATO headquarters in Brussels in response to the Western security alliance's move to expel eight members of Russia's mission earlier this month....

 2021-10-18 12:48 

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Dozens Of European Politicians Call For Jailed Georgian Ex-President Saakashvili To Be Freed...

Dozens of European lawmakers and other current and former politicians -- including former presidents of Latvia and Ukraine -- have called for the release of jailed Georgian ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, whose detention earlier this month deepened a pr...

 2021-10-18 12:11 

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The Shadowy Business Empire Behind The Meteoric Rise Of Sheriff Tiraspol...

A soccer team from Moldova's breakaway region of Transdniester has taken the sports world by storm with their success in Europe's top club competition. But behind the success of Sheriff Tiraspol lies a murky business empire operating in a largely ...

 2021-10-18 10:50 

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OSCE Says Separatists In Eastern Ukraine Preventing Monitors From Leaving Base...

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says a group of its monitors overseeing a fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine have been barred from leaving their base by Russia-backed separatists who are seeking the release of an officer ...

 2021-10-18 10:15 

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Russian Court To Hold Hearing In November Into Jailed U.S. Citizen Whelan's Appeal...

A court in Russia will hold a hearing next month into an appeal by Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine who is serving a lengthy prison term in Russia on espionage charges he calls trumped up, over his possible transfer home....

 2021-10-18 10:02 

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EU's Top Diplomat Hopes For New Iran Talks Soon...

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, says he hopes the bloc's diplomats will meet their Iranian counterparts in the coming days as part of continued efforts to revive the faltering 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world po...

 2021-10-18 09:46 

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Russian 12-Year-Old Detained After Opening Fire At School...

A 12-year-old Russian schoolboy has been detained after he opened fire at school in the town of Sars near the Urals city of Perm less than a month after a deadly attack at a nearby university shocked the country....

 2021-10-18 08:37 

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Missing Opposition Activist's Belongings Found In Forest In Russia's Bashkortostan...

Some personal belongings of a missing opposition activist in Bashkortostan have been found in a forest near the Russian republic's capital, Ufa....

 2021-10-18 07:50 

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Visiting Kazakh Envoy Discusses Trade, Economic Ties With The Taliban...

A visiting Kazakh presidential envoy has discussed humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and the resumption of trade and economic ties with top members of the Taliban-led administration....

 2021-10-18 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...

 2021-10-18 06:21 

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Hundreds March In Support Of Refugees As Poland Struggles To Deal With Belarus Influx...

Hundreds of people demonstrated in the large Polish cities of Warsaw and Krakow to call for better treatment of refugees, many of whom are using the "Belarus route" to enter the European Union from the Middle East and elsewhere....

 2021-10-18 05:58 

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U.S. Defense Chief Arrives In Georgia In First Leg Visit To Black Sea Allies...

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, for the first leg of a three-nation visit to the Black Sea region to show allies and partner states support in the face of "Russian aggression."...

 2021-10-18 05:21 

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Belarus Kicks Out French Ambassador As Relations With EU Deteriorate...

Belarus has kicked out French Ambassador to Belarus Nicolas de Lacoste amid poor relations with the European Union over strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka's brutal rule....

 2021-10-18 01:01 

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North Macedonia Opposition Claims Victory As Parties Await Release Of Official Results...

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party declared victory in the first round of the local elections in North Macedonia, claiming outright victories in at least 20 mayoral races, although official results have not yet been released....

 2021-10-18 00:51 

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Kosovo Picks 17 Mayoral Winners, But Pristina, 21 Others Head To Second Round...

Preliminary results in Kosovo's municipal elections indicate that 17 municipalities have picked winners in mayoral races while 21 others will head into a second round of voting, including the closely watched battle in the capital, Pristina....

 2021-10-17 17:59 

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U.S. Defense Secretary To Visit Black Sea Region To Reassure Allies, Partners...

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Black Sea littoral states this week to reassure allies and partners as Russia flexes its military might in the strategic region....

 2021-10-17 14:13 

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In Security Debacle, Ukraine Says It Mistakenly Sanctioned More Than 100 People...

Ukraine said it mistakenly sanctioned more than 100 people earlier this year on suspicion of being crime bosses in a debacle for its security services....

 2021-10-17 13:53 

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Kosovo Holds Municipal Elections Amid COVID-19 Surge, Ethnic Tensions...

More than 1.8 million voters in Kosovo are eligible to vote on October 17 in municipal elections that will be the first test for Prime Minister Albin Kurti, following a landslide victory of his Vetevendosje (Self-Determination) movement in parliamentary e...

 2021-10-17 13:42 

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'People Would Scream For Hours': Former Inmates Shed Light On Recent Russian Torture Revelations...

Former inmates in Siberian prisons and remand facilities that featured prominently in a recent leak of graphic torture videos told RFE/RL's Siberia.Realities how prisoners are "worked over" to secure false testimony....

 2021-10-17 12:22 

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North Macedonia Holds Local Elections, Introduces Voter Biometrics...

Voters across North Macedonia went to the polls on October 17 for local elections that mark the first test for Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's ruling Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) since it narrowly won parliamentary elections in July 2020. N...

 2021-10-17 11:45 

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Russia Faces Sustained Rise In COVID-19 Cases...

Russian authorities said on October 17 that 34,303 new COVID-19 infections and 999 deaths were recorded on the previous day, as the country faces a sustained rise in coronavirus cases....

 2021-10-17 10:00 

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Majlis Podcast: What To Expect From The Presidential Vote In Uzbekistan...

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has portrayed himself as a reformer. His government has echoed this appraisal, and it has been picked up by others outside of Uzbekistan. There have been changes in Uzbekistan during Mirziyoev's first five years as pr...

 2021-10-17 06:40 

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Uzbekistan Holds Talks With Taliban On Trade, Energy, Railway Projects...

Uzbek officials have met with representatives of Afghanistan's Taliban-led government to discuss cooperation in trade, border security, and humanitarian aid, Uzbekistan's Foreign Ministry said....

 2021-10-17 06:35 

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Voters In Kosovo Head To The Polls In Municipal Elections Amid Pandemic, Ethnic Tensions...

More than 1.8 million voters in Kosovo are eligible to vote on October 17 in municipal elections that will be the first test for Prime Minister Albin Kurti....

 2021-10-17 06:29 

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Russian Spacecraft Carrying Actress, Director Returns To Earth After Filming On ISS...

A space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed in Kazakhstan, ending their 12-day trip to the International Space Station (ISS), according to the Russian space agency Roskosmos....

 2021-10-17 06:19 

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Local Elections In North Macedonia Test Ruling Social Democrats...

Voters across North Macedonia are going to the polls on October 17 for local elections that mark the first test for Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's ruling Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) since it narrowly won parliamentary elections in July 20...

 2021-10-17 00:18 

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British-Iranian Woman Fears Return To Prison In Iran, Husband Says After Extra Year Added To Sentence...

The husband of a British-Iranian woman says his wife is "traumatized"; by the possibility that she could be sent back to prison in Iran after an Iranian appeals court upheld a ruling that adds another year to her sentence....

 2021-10-16 18:41 

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Bootleg Booze Leaves 18 Dead In Russia...

Russian authorities say they have launched criminal proceedings into the methanol poisoning deaths of 18 people who drank illegal alcohol in the city of Yekaterinburg during the past week....

 2021-10-16 16:18 

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Iranian Court Upholds Extra Year In Prison for Iranian-British Woman...

An Iranian appeals court has upheld a ruling that adds another year to the prison sentence of an Iranian-British woman who has already served a five-year prison sentence in Tehran, according to her lawyer....

 2021-10-16 13:28 

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Former Iranian Central Bank Chief Handed 10-Year Prison Sentence...

A court in Iran sentence the former governor of the country's central bank to 10 years in prison for violating Iran's currency system, a judiciary spokesperson said on October 16....

 2021-10-16 12:57 

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Source Of Russian Prison-Abuse Videos Flees To France To Seek Asylum...

The source of a massive leak of information, including videos, of alleged torture and sexual assaults in Russia's penitentiary system has fled to France, where he plans to seek political asylum....

 2021-10-16 08:44 

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Russia's Daily COVID-19 Deaths Pass 1,000 For First Time...

Russia on October 16 reported 1,002 deaths linked to COVID-19, the highest such figure since the pandemic began....

 2021-10-16 08:33 

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Uzbekistan Looks To Rent Russian Farmland To Quell Wheat Shortage...

One of the world's leading importers of wheat, Uzbekistan is looking to change that by seeking new farmland in Russia....

 2021-10-16 06:28 

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Iran Set To Execute Man Who Was A Minor At Time Of Offense...

A man arrested for murder when he was 17 is set to be executed in Iran on October 16 despite efforts by human rights groups to persuade Tehran not to carry out the execution....

 2021-10-15 20:50 

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Hundreds Of Inmates Riot In North Ossetia Prison...

Reports from Russia say several hundred inmates have rioted in a prison in the southern region of North Ossetia.The October 15 riot by up to 600 inmates broke out at Correctional Colony No. 1 in the regional capital, Vladikavkaz.In an interview published ...

 2021-10-15 20:11 

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Belarus Slaps 'Extremist' Label On Opposition Leader's Telegram Channel...

A Belarusian court has designated the official Telegram channel of exiled opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and the platforms Golos (Voice) as "extremists,"; as the authorities continue their clampdown on the opposition, independent media,...

 2021-10-15 18:58 

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Russia Labels Two More Media Entities 'Foreign Agents'...

The Russian authorities have designated the legal entities of two media outlets the Rosbalt news agency and the website Republic.ru -- as "foreign agents" amid an intensifying crackdown on the media and civil society across the country....

 2021-10-15 18:12 

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'Threatened With Death And Rape': Iranian Activist Back Behind Bars After Exposing Prisoner Abuse...

Iranian journalist and activist Sepideh Gholian has become somewhat of an expert at exposing the torture tactics used in Iranian prisons. Now, her latest eyewitness accounts of prisoner abuse that she posted on social media have landed her back behind bar...

 2021-10-15 15:35 

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Russia Claims U.S. Warship Tried To Violate Its Territorial Waters In Sea Of Japan...

Russia claims one of its warships has chased away a U.S. Navy destroyer that allegedly attempted to intrude into Russian territorial waters during Russian-Chinese naval drills in the Sea of Japan....

 2021-10-15 15:23 

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Fancy Fuel: Kosovo's Gourmet Restaurants' Cooking Oil Converted To Biodiesel...

To cut down on contamination from used cooking oil, a company in Kosovo is buying it from gourmet restaurants. The relatively cleaner oil from fryers in fancy kitchens is exported abroad, where it is recycled and converted into biodiesel....

 2021-10-15 13:36 

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Ahead Of Talks, Putin Claims IS Has 2,000 Fighters In Afghanistan...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Islamic State (IS) militant group has thousands of fighters in northern Afghanistan, as Moscow prepares to host international talks next week on the situation in the country....

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