Saturday, August 23, 2014


  • Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv.

    Merkel Calls For Cease-Fire In Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for all parties involved in the hostilities in eastern Ukraine to agree to a cease-fire during a visit to Kyiv on August 23.

  • Islamic State Searches For Online Haven

    Following the beheading of a U.S. journalist, social networks have banned accounts linked to the Islamic State militant group. But the group appears to be adapting -- by sharing content on less centralized networks.

  • Russia Lifts Ban On Lifesaving Product

    Russians suffering from cystic fibrosis will welcome the news that their country has lifted its ban on special food supplements, vital to the survival of many patients.




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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Aug. 22i
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August 22, 2014
Progress in Afghanistan's presidential election vote recount, protests against Russian minister in Moldova, support in Georgia for jailed Azerbaijani activists, plus stories from Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
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Video August 22

Progress in Afghanistan's presidential election vote recount, protests against Russian minister in Moldova, support in Georgia for jailed Azerbaijani activists, plus stories from Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
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Video August 21

Antigovernment protests continue in Pakistan, UN relief operation under way in Iraq, McDonald's closed in Russia, plus stories from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan
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Video August 20

Opposition protesters threaten the prime minister in Pakistan, Afghans celebrate independence in Tajikistan, an exhibit on repression against activists in Russia, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.
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Video August 19

Barrel bombs dropped in Iraq, flooded Serbian cities rebuilt, the Sarajevo film festival in full swing, plus a story from Tajikistan.
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Video August 18

Antigovernment activists receive jail terms in Moscow, Kazakh fuel companies impose gasoline rations, and Afghans demand that war criminals be brought to justice, plus stories from Pakistan and Tatarstan.

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Photogallery Photos Of The Week #33

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Video Russians In Latvia

As the crisis in Ukraine highlights the country's ethnic divisions, some observers are keeping close watch on other countries with significant Russian minorities -- in particular, the Baltics. In Latvia, some 13 percent of the population are Russian-speaking non-citizens without the right to vote.

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