Tuesday, May 05, 2015


  • Ilan Shor is one of the richest people in Moldova.

    Who's Got Moldova's Missing $1 Billion?

    A confidential report into the disappearance of nearly $1 billion traces an elaborate plan to take control of three banks by purchasing dozens of seemingly unconnected stakes -- culminating in an orgy of lending.

  • Narges Mohammadi was arrested on May 5 at her home in Tehran, according to her husband. (file photo)

    Leading Rights Defender Arrested In Iran

    The husband of Narges Mohammadi, deputy head of the Defenders of Human Rights Center co-founded by Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, says she was arrested on May 5 at her home in Tehran.

  • Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are by now accustomed to growing Russian military activity near their airspace and territorial waters.

    Russian Navy 'Bullying' Undersea Cable Crews

    Lithuania and Sweden are losing patience over the Russian attempts to intimidate crews laying a key Baltic Sea power cable.




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RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 5i
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May 05, 2015
A World War II memorial gets an unauthorized Ukrainian makeover, Kosovo breaks ground for a new U.S. Embassy, Pakistani women stand up for their rights in the workplace, and Afghanistan considers direct peace talks with the Taliban.
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Video May 5

A World War II memorial gets an unauthorized Ukrainian makeover, Kosovo breaks ground for a new U.S. Embassy, Pakistani women stand up for their rights in the workplace, and Afghanistan considers direct peace talks with the Taliban.
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Video May 4

Protests after a billion dollars vanish from banks in Moldova, a new trial for prominent imprisoned opposition leader in Belarus, a suicide bomber targets a busload of government employees in Afghanistan, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. (RFE/RL)
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Video May 1

May Day parades in Crimea and Kyiv in Ukraine, hundreds attend the funeral of Kazakh star Batyrkhan Shukenov in Almaty, the population shrinks by nearly 15 percent in Georgia, plus stories from Pakistan and Tajikistan. (RFE/RL)
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Video April 30

Aid arrives for flood-stricken Tajikistan, a historic first stage performance by deaf actors in Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia's currency hits a 16-year low against the U.S. dollar. (RFE/RL)
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Video April 29

Ukrainian nationalists protest at the presidential administration in Kyiv, a Bosnian Serb policeman is laid to rest after being killed by a suspected Islamist militant, Kurdish students protest against a Turkoman university president in Iraq, plus stories from Pakistan and Kazakhstan. (RFE/RL)

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Video Amazing Footage Of Life In Berlin In July 1945

A powerful video in color of the devastated city of Berlin, shot in July 1945, just months after Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II, has been making the rounds online.

Video Bosnian Muslim Rebuilding Medieval Christian Church

A Bosnian Muslim businessman has discovered what are believed to be the remains of a 13th-century Franciscan church in his back garden – and now intends to have it rebuilt. Husein Smajic stumbled across the foundations and other relics of the church while digging an artificial lake.

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