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Serbia, Bosnia Governments Hold First Joint Session

The governments of Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina have met in Sarajevo for their first -ever joint cabinet meeting, with cooperation on missing persons, telecommunications, protection of cultural heritage, and sustainable development leading the agenda.

Russians Weigh In On Reports Of Minister's Mansion

Amidst claims that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu owns an $18 million mansion in the Moscow suburbs, RFE/RL's Current Time TV asked Moscow residents for their reaction.

The Daily Vertical: Down With Cars And Booze

What’s the latest on import substitution in Russia? Manufacturing is down, prices are up, and some are getting rich.


Russian Portal Supports Syrian Air Strikes With Paper Planes

An online portal called Kill “IGIL” (Russian abbreviation for IS) -- has started a flash mob under the hashtag #killigil, inviting participants to craft paper planes with inspirational messages for Russian military pilots.

Foreigners To Serve In Ukrainian Army

The new legislation, adopted Tuesday, is intended to strengthen the combat capability of the Ukrainian army and reduce the need to conscript Ukrainian citizens. (Current Time TV)

Why Did Kyiv Arrest Hennadiy Korban?

The arrest of a close associate of one of Ukraine's most powerful oligarchs has pundits and the public wondering whether President Petro Poroshenko is finally cracking down on corruption or merely trying to silence political opponents.

Court Reverses 2006 Sale of Rustavi 2

A Georgian judge has ruled to return the embattled TV channel to its owner, Kibar Khalvashi, finding that its sale to supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in 2006 was made under pressure. (Current Time TV)

For Kazakh Students, Attendance At Official Events Compulsory

RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports about the complaints of several university students who say they will be blacklisted if they fail to attend official political events.

Economic Crisis In Tajikistan Hits Public Sector Hard

The Tajik government has reduced salaries for teachers and doctors, whose pre-crisis monthly income was $60-$120. (Tajik Service, in Russian)

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