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The Rundown -- May 7


RFE/RL in the Media

# Foreign Policy writes feature around RFE/RL video of prosecutor's threat to Crimean Mejilis
# Yahoo News uses video from RFE/RL Iraqi Service of vote counting in Iraq
# "Wall Street Journal" praises proposed international broadcasting legislation
# "Wall Street Journal" reports on former RFE/RL employee arrested in Malta on money-laundering charges
Ukraine
# Ukraine activists flee death threats and kidnappings in the east
# Behind the Ukrainian partisan front-lines
# New poll puts opposition to Russian military intervention in the east at 69 percent
# Infographic: Putin's approval rating in Ukraine has gone down a bunch since last year
Russia
# "Putin's Four Dirty Words" - David Remnick, "New Yorker"
# Russia says it will abide by arms reduction treaty with U.S.
# Russia to reportedly ready to bring new submarines and ships to Black Sea port
# A deep look at Russian and western media coverage of Odesa tragedy
# Putin signs Internet law
Iran
# Large fire in northwest Iran oil depot continues
# Zarif forced to defend not denying the Holocaust in front of Iran parliament
# Iran admiral says U.S. aircraft carriers in Persian Gulf would be targeted if war broke out
# Iran's historic Kharanagh left almost deserted
# "The Right Way to Press Iran" - Kenneth Pollack, "New York Times"
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Tensions rise amid fears of fresh floods
# The battle in Afghanistan over "secret NATO jails"
# Maternal deaths down in Afghanistan
# FBI agent held in Pakistan after carrying ammo onto a plane
# Pakistani girl forced to marry as compensation for uncle's crime
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan sentences eight opposition youth activists to jail
# Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia hold trilateral summit
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