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The Rundown -- October 17

RFE/RL in the Media
# "Wall Street Journal" cites Frud Bezhan's reporting on Iran's offer of resources to the West
# Christian Science Monitor cites RFE/RL report of recovered meteor in Russia
# Kirill Kobrin quoted in Washington Blade article about "Russia Beyond the Headlines"
Middle East
# The deadly, two-week long boat crossing to Europe
# Pressure mounts on Turkey over radical groups in Syria
# Chief U.S. negotiator says talks have "candor"
# Main issues in Iran's nuclear program
# Iran Deputy FM answers questions from Israeli journalist
# "The Forgotten Story of Iran Air Flight 655" - Max Fisher, "Washington Post"
# Prisoner who survived hanging set to be hanged again
# U.S. blamed for mysterious "tiger-cats" in Afghanistan
# Afghan election committee says vote buying a bigger concern than security
# In $9.1 billion deal, China sells two nuclear reactors to Pakistan
# Pakistan provincial minister and seven others killed in Eid al-Adha attack
# "This Chart Shows The Iraq War Was Worse Than We Think" - Max Fisher, "Washington Post"
# Navalny gets suspended sentence
# Putin eyeing North Korea rail link that could compete with Suez Canal
# Egypt said to be exploring closer ties to Russia after U.S. aid cut
# Kremlin experts say flag of Russia's Jewish autonomous region is not gay
# "Russia Conducts Trade Warfare on Multiple Fronts" - Vladimir Socor, Jamestown Foundation
Eastern Europe
# British egg suppliers worried about Ukrainian eggs in event of Association Agreement
# "In Ukraine, a Choice of Civilizations" - John Lloyd, Reuters
# Girlfriend of slain Tamerlan Tsarnaev friend deported to Moldova
# France deports 15-year-old girl to Kosovo after class trip
# Azerbaijan: "Post Election Report and What Comes Next" - Katy Pearce and Farid Guliyev, "Washington Post"
Central Asia
# Swiss court rules Tajik aluminum company owes Rusal $275 million
# Uzbekistan considers transporting fruit and vegetables via Latvia
Of Interest
# Tunisia rappers form trade union