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  • Obama Calls Afghan Candidates, Urges 'Unity' Amid Election Audit Delays
    The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates and urged them to “maintain national unity” amid an acrimonious and sluggish audit of the country’s June 14 presidential runoff.
  • EU Sanctions Seen Targeting Russian Oil, Not Gas
    EU leaders are expected to agree on restrictions to exporting oil technology as part of a new sanctions package targeting Russia while excluding the Russian gas sector from the punitive measures, according to EU sources.
  • Podcast: Russia After MH17
    Mixed signals from the Kremlin, jittery oligarchs, and a crisis with no end in sight. What happens in Russia in the aftermath of Flight 17?
  • EBRD Gives Tajikistan $50 Million To Modernize Power Plant
    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a $50 million loan to fund the first phase of the modernization of the Qairokkum hydropower plant in Tajikistan. The EBRD announced on July 25 that the project is its largest in Tajikistan to date. Built in 1957, the Qairokkum plant is the only electricity generating facility in northern Tajikistan and supplies energy to over 500,000 homes in the Sughd Province. The total cost of the modernization project is...
  • Two Moscow Subway Employees Charged Over Deadly Accident
    Investigators have charged two Moscow subway employees over a deadly accident earlier this month that led to the deaths of 23 people.
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