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The Rundown -- September 5


RFE/RL in the Media

# RFE/RL Belarusian Service cited by BBC for report on boy fined for ice-bucket challenging Lukashenka
# Read Elena Rykovtseva in the "Guardian" on the questions asked to Putin by Russian up-and-comers
# Read Robert Coalson in Huffington Post on a Russian general's plan for Ukraine
Ukraine
# Separatists and Kyiv talk cease-fire, but first Mariupol under attack
# Following the Russian convoy in eastern Ukraine
# A "worrying factor": Ukraine's 15 nuclear reactors
# A reminder that Ukraine tried to join NATO in 2008
Russia
# "Russia is Winning" - Edward Lucas, Delfi
# Russia promotes huge resettlement program for Ukrainians in Russia
# Novorossiya is not [ethnic] Russian
# NATO summit a "win for the U.S."
Iraq/Syria
# How a single gesture is helping IS militants recruit
# Rasmussen says NATO would consider intervening in Iraq if asked
# Kurds say they will give unified Iraq one more chance
# Prominent Christian cleric in Iraq blames U.S. for current troubles
# Another survivor of an IS massacre tells his tale
Iran
# Iran nuclear talks to continue in New York
# Two policy advisors say U.S. must curb nuclear demands on Iran to win deal
# More and more people are pessimistic about prospect of a deal (case 1 and 2)
# Was Amerli a U.S. or Iranian victory?
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# In Afghanistan, women identify men accused of gang rape
# Taliban attack intelligence base in eastern Afghanistan
# Lack of Afghan president at NATO summit indicative of simmering problems
# Tensions appear to ease in Pakistan protests
# Bad as Baghdadi? Pakistan's "most dangerous man"
Of Interest
# Facebook-style filtered feed coming to Twitter
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