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The Rundown -- March 10


Russia

# Russian opposition doubtful of Islamist motive for Nemtsov killing
# Putin gives Kadyrov an award; Kadyrov goes to a shooting range with his golden gun
# Putin reveals how he ordered annexation of Crimea
# "Putin’s Russia Is in the Grip of Fascism" - Mikhail Iampolski, Newsweek
Ukraine
# Poroshenko says separatists have withdrawn significant amounts of heavy weapons
# German ambassador says Obama agreed not to send lethal arms to Ukraine
# Ukrainian soldiers ill-prepared for psychological toll of war
# Mine director said arrested over mine blast in east Ukraine
# "Dancing man" hiding in Kyiv
Middle East
# Photos: Coptic Christian families mourn IS victims
# Amman cleaners swap from orange to turquoise to avoid remembering death of Jordanian pilot
# Path to IS still runs through porous Turkish border
Iran
# Republican senators warn Iran in letter that deal may not last
# Biden reacts; as does Daily News
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Marines help coach Afghanistan's first water polo team
# Karzai: Afghanistan in danger of sliding "under thumb" of Pakistan
# Pakistan Justin Bieber fan duo singing their way to fame
Balkans
# Kosovo government warns against Milosevic street
Caucasus
# Armenia remittances down sharply
Central Asia
# Kyrgyz lawmaker wants to de-Russify Russian names
# Murdered Tajik opposition leader buried in Istanbul
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