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Priest Killed In Church Attack In France

Two attackers killed a priest with a blade in a church in a town in France’s Normandy region before being reportedly shot dead by the police


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U.S. Joins Ukraine And NATO Members In Black Sea Drillsi
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July 26, 2016
The 15th annual Sea Breeze naval exercises are underway on the Black Sea. Co-hosted by the Ukrainian and U.S. navies, the drills include personnel from 13 nations including Britain, Turkey, Romania and Georgia. Participating forces are practicing amphibious landings, on-board firefighting, anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, and other missions. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
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Video U.S. Joins Ukraine And NATO Members In Black Sea Drills

The 15th annual Sea Breeze naval exercises are underway on the Black Sea. Co-hosted by the Ukrainian and U.S. navies, the drills include personnel from 13 nations including Britain, Turkey, Romania and Georgia.
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Video Orthodox Procession Scuffles With Protesters Near Kyiv

Marchers affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church are taking part in a multi-day march to Kyiv that they say is a gesture in support of peace in Ukraine. On July 25, they were confronted by protesters who accuse the Kremlin of using the march to stir up unrest. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
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Video Armenian Activists March In Support Of Opposition Gunmen

Thousands of people marched in Yerevan in support of opposition gunmen who have occupied a district police station. The protesters marched late on July 25 from the Erebuni district, where the gunmen have been holed up for more than a week, to the center of the Armenian capital.
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Video Vigil For Three Kosovar Victims Of Munich Shootings

People gathered in Pristina to remember the two 14-year-old girls and a 21-year-old man killed by a gunman in Munich. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)
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Video Funeral For Three Generations Of Kazakh Family Killed In Nice

A grandmother, a mother, and a two-year-old were laid to rest in Kazakhstan -- all victims of the truck attack in France. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
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Video Memorial For Slain Journalist Sheremet

Ukrainians bade farewell to a journalist killed by a car bombing on the streets of Kyiv, as police investigations continued. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
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Video Migrants Launch Hunger Strike In Serbia

Hundreds joined a protest in central Belgrade, calling on Hungary to open its border to people who wish to seek political asylum in the European Union. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)
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Video Night Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists exchanged mortar and machine-gun fire for two hours, amid a sharp increase in fighting. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
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Video Azerbaijan Takes Over Private University Linked To Turkish Cleric

Azerbaijan's government has taken over a private university widely linked with controversial Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen, and put it under the control of a school owned by the state oil company. Students at the Qafqaz University in Baku were left wondering what was happening to their institution.
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Video Armenian Police Clash With Demonstrators Supporting Violent Opposition Group

Several hundred Armenian protesters supporting a radical opposition group holding hostages at a police station have clashed with security forces in the capital, Yerevan.
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Video Journalist Pavel Sheremet Killed By Car Bomb In Kyiv

Award-winning Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed when the car he was driving was destroyed by a bomb in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Authorities described Sheremet's death on July 20 as a "skillfully" planned "murder."
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Video Hundreds Mourn Kazakh Police Officers Killed By Gunman

A public funeral was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for two police officers who were killed in a shooting attack. A total of six people were killed in the July 18 attack, and several were wounded. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
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Video Separatists In Eastern Ukraine Stage Fake Riot Against Pretend Monitors

Residents in Ukraine's separatist-controlled eastern city of Luhansk staged a fake riot involving hundreds of locals. The exercise on July 19 was organized by a local pro-Russian activist group on the streets of the city.
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Video Some Hostages Released; Armenian Police Pounce On Opposition Supporters

Police dragged away supporters of an opposition group in Yerevan, as a deadly siege of a police station in the Armenian capital stretched into a second day.
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Video Drug Raids Launched In Pakistan's Khyber Tribal Region

Pakistani security forces made a number of arrests during raids searching for narcotics and illegal firearms in the Khyber tribal region. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
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Video Activists Target Belgrade Mayor In Waterfront Development Protest

Activists gave a rough reception to Belgrade's mayor and city council chairman who are overseeing a highly controversial waterfront property development project.

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Video A New Face For Chisinau?

Moldovan architecture students have proposed bold new designs for the capital, Chisinau, with the goal of giving the city a recognizable landmark. Whether they have any chance of being built is an open question. (RFE/RL's Moldovan Service)

Video Russian Tourists Start Making Turkish Vacation Plans

Moscow's relations with Ankara took a dramatic downturn last year when Turkish forces shot down a Russian plane near the Syrian border in November. Russia imposed sanctions and cut off charter flights. But officials have now announced that Turkish vacation packages will be allowed once again.

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U.S. Congressmen Urge Turkmenistan To Release Nepeskuliev

Seven U.S. Congressmen have sent a letter to Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, calling for the release of RFE/RL Turkmen Service contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev.
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RFE/RL Calls For Turkmen Journalist’s Release

Marking one year since the detention of RFE/RL contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, RFE/RL joins a chorus of international organizations calling for his freedom.
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June 10, 2016

RFE/RL Announces Thomas Kent as New President

Thomas Kent, a longtime Associated Press journalist, has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), effective June 27.
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June 03, 2016

RFE/RL Russian Service Audio Archives -- Now Online

RFE/RL welcomed the publication this week of an online, fully searchable database of audio programs produced over decades by its Russian Service, known as Radio Svoboda.
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