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RFE/RL Video Roundup - June 10i
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June 10, 2014
Insurgent takeover of Iraqi's Mosul causes exodus, another Karachi airport attack in Pakistan, a memorial service for deadly ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan, plus more stories from Iraq, Pakistan, Russia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan.
RFE/RL Video Roundup - June 10
RFE/RL in the Media
Vice News uses RFE/RL video of residents fleeing violence in Iraq
Yahoo News uses RFE/RL video of residents fleeing violence in North Waziristan  
 
Iraq
# Insurgents overrun Mosul
# Iraqi soldiers, "exhausted and bereft" shed uniforms and disappear into fleeing crowds 
# Insurgents now have access to U.S. arms intended for Iraqi army 
# "Iraq Unrest Threatens To Redraw Middle East" - Tim Marshall, Sky News 
 
Russia
# Russia says it foiled terror attacks in Moscow and Crimea 
# Should the World Cup be taken from Russia?
# Yakov Smirnoff on being censored by the "department of jokes
# Russia-China Middle East coordination set to grow 
 
Ukraine
# FMs talk in Moscow as battles continue in the east
# Vice dispatch: surrounded by war in Slovyansk 
# A growing internal displacement crisis in the east
 
Eastern Europe
# Shushkevich says Soviet Union "making a comeback"
# Belarus detains man in hijacking attempt
 
Iran
# "Not So Happy in Iran" - Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy 
# How much transparency should exist in nuclear negotiations? 
# Turkey says Iran gas discount is "not enough
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
Friendly-fire kills five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan soldier 
# "Afghanistan’s ‘Runaway’ Injustice" - Patricia Gossman, HRW 
# In Pakistan, thousands flee North Waziristan 
 
Balkans
# Christian Science Monitor - Kosovo's election "a step forward
 
Central Asia
# Eurasian Union partners fear sanctions could bounce over to them 
# Dismantling Gulnara's business empire
# Uzbekistan plans new smartphone company
# Tajikistan military hazing leads to death (including video of abuse)
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi
 
Of Interest
# How news organizations are using chat apps
# Mobile and social media "intricately linked"
# How to convert Twitter subscribers to email subscribers

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