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The Rundown -- July 14

Brazil -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin chat during the second half of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014

RFE/RL in the Media

# Anne Applebaum mentiones RFE/RL in her piece "Kyiv is set to become a refuge for Moscow’s intellectually oppressed." -

# Atlantic Monthly mentions RFE/RL infographic on World's Population Day


# Afghan presidential rivals reach deal, brokered by Kerry, to recount all votes, WP

# Afghanistan election: An anxious wait, BBC

# Afghanistan: Wealthy But Unprepared, The Diplomat

# Afghanistan's dangerous game of thrones - Helena Malikyar, Al-Jazeera

# Pakistani Authors Find a Market in India, The Diplomat


# Iran Must Accept Significant Limits on Enrichment, U.S. Official Says, WSJ

# Iran reformist leader's hopes depend on nuclear talks in Vienna, Guardian

# As Iraq's politicians fumble, Iran fears its own quagmire, CS Monitor

# U.S. Warns Iran Over ‘Unworkable’ Plans for Nuclear Power Program, NYT


# Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war, Zaman

# Holder Warns on Spread of Terrorism From Iraq and Syria, WSJ

# Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country - Patrick Kockburn, Independent

# Iraq’s Political Stalemate Persists as Militants Inch Closer to Baghdad, NYT

# Can Iraq's lost marshes be restored? - Alia Malek, Al-Jazeera


# All work and no pay for thousands in the Balkans, Zaman

# Great War Centenary: Was 'jihadist' Serbia a rogue nation?, Sunday Express

Central Asia

# Uzbek Minorities Taking Advantage of New Russian Citizenship Rules, MT


# Russia Must Learn to Manage Its Size, MT

# Russia warns Ukraine of ‘irreversible consequences’ after cross-border shelling, WP


# Civilians Pay a Price for Gains of Ukraine Forces, NYT

# Ukraine conflict: Fighting flares near city of Luhansk, BBC