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The Rundown -- June 5

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The New York Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on Iran

International Press Review


# Moscow's mayor will resign, call early elections, and probably win
# Vladimir Putin finally comments on the departure of Sergei Guriyev
# The gamble of arresting the mayor of Makhachkala

# Diplomats say the Bushehr reactor was damaged in recent earthquakes
# The U.S. sanctioned 37 companies for doing business with Iran (testimony here)
# "Iran Outmaneuvers U.S. in the Syrian Proxy War" - Vali Nasr, "Bloomberg"

# An Afghan colonel was arrested in connection with disappearances in Nerkh
# "Reuters" talks to the family of a Red Cross worker who was killed
# No Indian ministers will attend the Pakistani PM's swearing in ceremony

RFE/RL Target Region
# "In The Middle of Somewhere" - Joshua Kucera, "Roads & Kingdoms"
# Dzhokar Tsarnaev is receiving some financial donations

# Erdogan still has support in Turkey
# The deputy prime minister offers a bit of contrition
# Turkish media has been criticized for ignoring the protests...
# ... And social media is filling the gap
# Turks are learning about grassroots politics

Of Interest
# Attack victims in Syria have tested positive for sarin
# Another Chinese hacking outfit is revealed
# The world's first mind-controlled exoskeleton
# Facebook is for old people

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The government wanted the "AP" to pay one million dollars for some email addresses
# A proposal to house Guantanamo detainees in U.S. prisons was rejected