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The Rundown -- July 23

RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 22i
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July 22, 2014
A suicide bomber kills four near Kabul's airport, religious minorities in Pakistan protest against Israel's Gaza offensive, fire destroys a bazaar in southern Tajikistan -- plus stories from Tajikistan and Serbia.
RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 22
RFE/RL in the Media
 
# "The Hill" opinion piece criticizing international broadcasting legislation mentions RFE/RL 
# Read Tom Balmforth in "The Guardian" on what Russian newspapers are saying about MH17
 
MH17
# In interviews, Torez residents say they saw what could have been a missile launcher on Thursday 
# The clues which may lead to the launch site 
# U.S. intelligence says Russia "created conditions" for disaster, but doesn't implicate it directly 
# Villagers hold memorial for victims 
 
Russia
# A trending tweet
# France prepared to cancel (one of) its warship sales to Russia; UK government still sending arms to Russia 
# Kudrin warns that Russia risks isolation 
# One fact that explains how "Europe could crush Russia's economy"
# "Why Putin Can't Afford to Dump the Ukrainian Separatists" - Aleksei Eremenko, "Moscow Times" 
# Russia considers progressive taxation 
 
Ukraine
# Profile of "the most dangerous man in Ukraine" (Strelkov) 
 
Eastern Europe
# Ukraine threatens "special duties" on Belarus
 
Iran
# Iran wants what Argentina got 
# Can Iran's nuclear capacity be limited
# "Remaking Iran" - Said Arjomand, Project Syndicate 
# Iran says it will launch "advanced home-made destroyer
 
Iraq/Syria
# Militant threat to Iraqi Christians: "Convert, pay a tax or die
Cyber-war among rival factions in Iraq conflict 
# Iraq Ambassador to the U.S. says he doubts Washington's commitment 
# Returning to service in Iraq...with Blackwater 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# U.S. troops in Afghanistan sent waste to open burn pits
# "Why Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is Risky" - Srinjoy Bose and Niamat Ibrahimi, Foreign Policy
# "Pakistan's New Fear of Flying" - Bina Shah, "New York Times" 
The Kitchen divides Pakistan's rich and poor 
 
Caucasus
# Tony Blair to advise Azerbaijan on gas project 
 
Central Asia
# Is Kazakhstan a new mining hotspot
# Tajikistan blocks access to Odnoklassniki
 
Of Interest
# How Mashable gets on-the-ground reporting
# "New Yorker" archive free for now  
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