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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Dec. 19i
December 19, 2013
Relatives wait for the possible release of Pussy Riot members, Russian police detain activists before Putin's press conference, and a mobile library visits the Kyrgyz mountains, plus stories from Ukraine, Tajikistan, and Pakistan in this roundup of news from the countries covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Dec. 19

NOTE: "The Rundown" is taking a short hiatus. It will return January 3. 
RFE/RL in the Media
UPI cites Golnaz Esfandiari's interview with John McCain 
# "The National" quotes RFE/RL liveblog on Ukraine protests in profile of Klitschko 
# "Asia Times" quotes Baz Mohammad Abid, a reporter for the RFE/RL Afghanistan Service 
# Putin says Khodorkovsky may be freed soon 
# Pardoning spree "a calculated move
# A rundown of the "misbehavior" of a U.S. general in Russia 
# "Born in the USSR" - Peter Pomerantsev, "London Review of Books" 
# "Can a China-Russia Axis Bankrupt the US?" - J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat 
# Photos: Native Siberians at the turn of the 20th century 
# Yanukovych warns protesters to "control their ambitions
# "Why Ukraine Spurned the EU and Embraced Russia" - Elizabeth Piper, Reuters 
# Ukraine would have received $26 billion in EU loans and grants if it had signed EU pact 
Eastern Europe
# "Belarus Gets Jealous of Putin’s Cut for Ukraine" - Anna Maria Dyner and Ievgen Vorobiov, "Financial Times" 
Middle East
# ISIS, the jihadist group expanding rapidly in Syria 
# Senate Foreign Affairs Committee approves bill allowing aid ties to military governments (Egypt, for instance) 
# "Turkey's House of Cards Moment" - Piotr Zalewsk, "Time"  
# Ten Democratic Committee chairs rebuke Menendez's sanctions effort in letter 
# Iran says if talks fail it will enrich more uranium 
# "On Iran and Syria, Tests of Diplomacy Intertwine" - Mark Landler, "New York Times" 
# Iran culture minister mocks ban on satellite channels 
# Iran to hold air force drills over Strait of Hormuz 
# Local army commander brokers turf-sharing deal with Taliban 
# Most Americans want to keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan 
# Europe says Afghanistan still needs assistance  
# Pakistan protests may force U.S. to fly cargo out of Afghanistan 
# Pakistan army raid in Waziristan said to kill dozens of civilians 
# Haqqani slams "mistreatment" of Indian consul 
# Pakistan court calls for review of CIA doctor's case 
# A symposium on secularism in France and Azerbaijan 
Central Asia
# Germany says stolen cars may have ended up in hands of people close to Tajik president 
# Cutting edge theatre of murdered founder thriving in Uzbekistan  
# Ethnic Albanians in Macedonia disappointed with pace of EU accession talks 
# Serbia will not join NATO, says FM 
Of Interest
# PostTV will stop having "shows" 

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