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The Rundown -- March 25

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Mar. 24i
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March 24, 2014
Fighting continues in Iraq's Anbar Province, an alleged mafia boss goes on trial in Serbia, and health workers get heavy security in Pakistan during an antipolio campaign, plus stories from Georgia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Mar. 24

RFE/RL in the Media

# David Satter mentioned in "Financial Times" piece as another of its former reporters is set to be barred
Newsy cites Sergei Seninsky's piece on a weakened Russian economy
 
Russia
# "After Buildup of Grievances, Russia Drew Line on Crimea" - David Herszenhorn, "New York Times" 
# "Three Presidents and a Riddle Named Putin" - Peter Baker, "New York Times" 
# Thugs attack Saint Patrick's Day flash mob, reportedly mistaking it for a pro-gay rally
 
Ukraine
# Right Sector second in command reportedly killed in Western Ukraine
# Millions reportedly taken from Ukraine budget to pay Titushki during Euromaidan protests
# EU denies that it dropped protection of sexual minorities as requirement for visa negotiations with Ukraine
# Tymoshenko allegedly recorded in phone call saying she would "take up arms and kill the f'ing Russians"
# Radical factions square off in Eastern Ukraine
# Russian and Ukrainian FMs meet for the first time
# Culture of unchecked abuse "thrives" in Ukraine
# Russia steps up economic pressure on Kyiv 
 
Eastern Europe
# Belarus says Crimea sets a "bad precedent"
# EU Commission presidential candidate warns that EU must protect Moldova from Russia
 
Iran
# On near year, few signs of improvement in Iran economy 
# Iran's carrier replica is unlikely to be a movie prop, say analysts 
# Iran says Canadian judge's $7 million decision is "politically motivated"
# Nuclear politics in Iran: regime security vs. factional interests
# Hedge fund bets $100 million Iran will pay for Beirut terror attack
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# In Afghan race, wooing votes with ethnic strongmen
# Despite Taliban taking credit, Kabul continues to insist on foreign hand in hotel attack
# The rise and fall of a U.S. special forces soldier in Afghanistan
# Pakistan's poster boy
# Pakistan's hard drug epidemic
 
Central Asia
# In smuggled letter to BBC, Karimova says she's being tortured, put under psychological pressure
# Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to sign border agreement
# Chinese president vows cooperation with Kazakhstan on security and development 
 
Caucasus
# Karabakh peace seen as more elusive after Crimea annexation
# Erdogan's Internet role model isn't Iran or China, it's Azerbaijan
 
Of Interest
# Why "access journalism" didn't pay off for "Wall Street Journal' 

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