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The Rundown -- April 1


RFE/RL in the Media
# New York Times mentions raid of RFE/RL Baku offices in December
Iran
# Russia says "key aspects" agreed in Iran nuclear talks, others less optimistic
# Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran
# "Obama's Real Failure on Iran" - James Poulos, The Week
Middle East
# Iraq says it has taken Tikrit, but the claim is disputed
# Former PM al-Maliki still looms large in Iraq
# Prosecutor, taken hostage by militant leftist group, dies as Turkish special forces storm building
# "Tired of War, Yemeni Bloggers Say, ‘Enough’" - Robert Mackey, New York Times
Ukraine
# "Children of War" - Christopher Miller, Mashable
# MH17 investigators say Buk rocket strike is primary theory in downing
Russia
# Russian special forces soldier describes active role of Russia in conflict
# Kudrin to Putin: Save Russia from five years of stagnation
# Greek pm calls sanctions a "road to nowhere"
Eastern Europe
# The food in Belarus is better than in Rome
# Lukashenka says U.S. should be more involved in Ukraine peace process
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Company formerly known as Blackwater has earned over half a billion dollars in poppy war
# ProPublica crowd-sourcing investigation on rebuilding in Afghanistan
# Pakistan leaders in Saudi Arabia to discuss Yemen cooperation
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan expels visiting Human Rights Watch representative
Of Interest
# Twitter unveils Curator tool
# NYT introduces one sentence stories for Apple watch
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