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The Rundown -- December 19

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Dec. 18i
December 18, 2013
A standoff on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, a protest in support of Georgia's jailed ex-prime minister, a celebration of girls' sports in Pakistan, plus stories from Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine in this roundup of news from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup -- Dec. 18

RFE/RL in the Media

# RFE/RL Iranian Service cited by Worldcrunch for reporting on Iranian parliamentarian warning cell phones were bugged 
# Ukraine PM says Russia deal allows it to avoid "bankruptcy and social collapse
# Reasons to be cautious about opposition success 
# How Gazprom could still gain despite cheaper gas 
# Ukraine to continue to seek European gas imports 
# A rundown on Sochi's opening ceremony 
# Russia to deploy railway-based missile 
# Russia's plans to "get tough" on shadow economy 
# "Three Months in Rohani’s Iran" - Farideh Farhi Lobe Log 
# Democrats circulating new Iran sanctions bill 
# Iran nuclear talks "not going very well"
# On Iran's social media influence 
# "To Boost Leverage with Iran, Give Obama a Sanctions Kill Switch" - Ryan Costello, National Interest 
# USAID paid Karzai's chief of staff over $100,000 per year 
# Iraqi officials advise Karzai to take U.S. deal 
# Afghan economy "hostage" to politics 
# "A Changing Terrain of Love" - Bina Shah, "New York Times" 
# Imram Khan defends polio workers 
Central Asia
# Wave of street crimes in Bishkek targets Chinese, Embassy claims 
# Chechen from Georgia leading militants in Syria 
Of Interest
# "A Prelude to Murder: Calling Humans Vermin
# Brown Moses to launch new site for "open" investigative journalism 

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