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Putin Signals Friendship to The West (RFE/RL Russian Service)

Putin Signals Friendship to The West (RFE/RL Russian Service)


Bosnian Veterans: 'We Are All The Losers' 20 Years After War

November 21 marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Dayton Accords -- the agreement that brought an end to years of war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but also split the country into two entities whose lasting disputes have mired Bosnia in years of political deadlock.


The Power Vertical: Can Putin Come In From The Cold?

In the space of a year, Vladimir Putin has gone from being the pariah of Brisbane to being the star of Antalya. The contrast between last year's G20 summit in Australia and this year's in Turkey couldn't be sharper.

Russia Rapprochement Worries Europe's East

A sudden push by France and Russia to cooperate against Islamist extremists in Syria has raised concerns in Eastern Europe that Moscow will use the Paris terrorist attacks to get Western concessions on Ukraine.

Eco Group Green World Named ‘Foreign Agent’

The NGO, which monitors developments in Russia’s nuclear industry and has been a critic of plans to build nuclear reactors, was accused by the Ministry of Justice of being engaged in political activities. (In Russian)

Tashkent Moves Against Terrorism

According to information coming out of Uzbekistan, more than 160 people have been detained since October in areas around the capital, Tashkent, on suspicion of being involved with the Islamic State extremist group.

Russia May Once Again Block Wikipedia

A finding by the Federal Service for Drug Control that the online platform published five prohibited Russian-language articles may lead to a comprehensive ban. (Current Time TV)

LIVE BLOG: Under The Black Flag

This blog provides daily news and analysis about Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and examines the response to that militant group in the Arab world, Iran, and across the former Soviet Union. It is live-blogging developments related to the November 13 Paris attacks.