Thursday, July 31, 2014


EU Formally Adopts Russia Sanctions

Russia's largest banking house, Sberbank, is among those affected by the sanctions. (file photo)

The EU has adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine. Those affected include the country's largest banking house -- Sberbank.


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Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus  (file photo)

Azeri Activist Accused Of Armenia Collaboration

Azerbaijani authorities say prominent human rights activist Leyla Yunus, who was arrested on July 30, was collaborating with Armenia's spy agencies. More

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RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 31i
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July 31, 2014
Rescue teams search for drowning victims in Pakistan, foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet in Tajikistan, Russian opposition members raise funds to help jailed protesters, and Turkmenistan renovates a city.
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Video RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 31

Rescue teams search for drowning victims in Pakistan, foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet in Tajikistan, Russian opposition members raise funds to help jailed protesters, and Turkmenistan renovates a city.
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Video July 30

Leading Azerbaijani rights activists questioned in an espionage case, a Kazakh magazine editor fined for an article on Hitler, a Russian ultranationalist goes on trial in Moscow, and entrance exams in Turkmenistan's universities.
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Video July 29

Iraqis condemn militants' expulsion of Christians from Mosul, Russia bans Ukrainian canned fruits and vegetables, and Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.
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Video July 28

Muslims in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Tajikistan celebrate Eid al-Fitr, plus stories from Moldova and Serbia.
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Video July 25

A Russian court orders a captured Ukrainian soldier to remain in pretrial detention, Kyrgyzstan's exiled ex-president is sentenced in absentia to life in prison, Tatarstan starts promoting the 2015 aquatic sports world championships in Kazan -- plus stories from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Serbia.

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Video A Leap From Mostar Bridge

Divers from several countries took part in the 448th edition of the traditional jump from the Stari Most, or Old Bridge, in the Bosnian city of Mostar.

Photogallery Photos Of The Week #30

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond. For more photo galleries, see our "Picture This" archive.

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