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Tajikistan's Roghun Dam, Which For Years Generated Only Controversy, Begins Producing Electricity

Tajikistan's Roghun Dam, Which For Years Generated Only Controversy, Begins Producing Electricity | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
The first unit of Tajikistan’s Roghun hydropower plants is set to go into operation on November 16, decades after the multi-billion-dollar project was dreamt up by Soviet planners.
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Ukraine Is Worth Fighting For

Ukraine Is Worth Fighting For | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Kyiv. The new conventional wisdom is that four years after Maidan, reforms have stalled in Ukraine and corruption has consumed the leadership. But this picture is hardly true. Certainly, the economy has stabilised, but economic growth stopped at 2.1 per cent last year.
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Armenia’s People-Power Revolution, Russia, and the Western Bloc

Armenia’s People-Power Revolution, Russia, and the Western Bloc | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Armenia’s populace simply wants Armenia to become stronger and more self-confident in every way—for Armenians’ own sake and so that Russia treats it equitably. This is neither anti-Russian nor pro-Western Bloc.
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Protests in Armenia: Democratic Death Throes or a New Dawn?

Protests in Armenia: Democratic Death Throes or a New Dawn? | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges. Founded in 1961, the Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic shifts in economic and political...
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Turkmenistan's arrested activist

Turkmenistan's arrested activist | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
For Immediate Release (Washington, DC – March 23, 2017) Alternative Turkmenistan News (ATN) reporter Gaspar Matalaev remains imprisoned on false charges of fraud, despite his family’s hope that...
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Theresa May 'to announce on Monday' what sanctions she will take against Russia

Theresa May 'to announce on Monday' what sanctions she will take against Russia | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it

Theresa May is expected to announce sanctions against Russia as soon as Monday as pressure mounted on her to take “meaningful” action against Vladimir Putin over the Salisbury poisoning case.

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Iran could soon join Russia-led free trade zone — RT Business News

Iran could soon join Russia-led free trade zone — RT Business News | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it

The Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) could welcome Iran as a new member in May, according to Russia’s Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak.

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Google Issues Warning to Navalny Over Billionaire Bribery Investigation

Google Issues Warning to Navalny Over Billionaire Bribery Investigation | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Google has warned that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s YouTube channel will be blocked if his team does not remove an excerpt of his graft investigation into billionaire Oleg Deripaska and a senior government figure
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Energy expert on TurkStream: Putin's goal to deprive Ukraine of transit state status | UNIAN

Energy expert on TurkStream: Putin's goal to deprive Ukraine of transit state status | UNIAN | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Energy expert on TurkStream: Putin's goal to deprive Ukraine of transit state status. Current news and events for 12 February from UNIAN Information Agency
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‘No repercussions!’ Sen. Angus King blasts Trump for letting Russia get away with cyberattacks

‘No repercussions!’ Sen. Angus King blasts Trump for letting Russia get away with cyberattacks | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Sen. Angus King (I-ME) on Tuesday went off on the Trump administration’s seemingly passive response to Russian cyberattacks on American democracy. During a hearing in front of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, King asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats why the Russian government still feels it has a free hand to launch cyberattacks aimed at undermining American elections. “Director Coats, you have a stunning statement in your report: ‘[The Russians] will work to …
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Uzbekistan: Investigate Torture of Journalist

Uzbekistan: Investigate Torture of Journalist | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Uzbek authorities should ensure a thorough, impartial, and independent investigation into the alleged torture and other ill-treatment of a detained independent journalist, 12 human rights groups said today. Uzbek authorities should immediately release Bobomurod Abdullaev and other people detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression, the groups said.
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Fundamental rights remain under siege in the shadow of the economic crisis - CIVICUS - Tracking conditions for citizen action

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Ukraine names Russia as 'aggressor' state

Ukraine names Russia as 'aggressor' state | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Ukrainian MPs pass a law defining areas seized by separatists as temporarily occupied by Russia.
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Russia delivers entry-ban list in response to Magnitsky law / Article / LSM.LV

Russia delivers entry-ban list in response to Magnitsky law / Article / LSM.LV | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
On Monday, June 18, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted to the Latvian Embassy in Moscow a list of Latvian citizens for whom entry bans to the Russian Federation have been confirmed, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said June 19.
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Russia: court to decide fate of Chechnya's leading human rights activist | Amnesty International UK

Russia: court to decide fate of Chechnya's leading human rights activist | Amnesty International UK | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Oyub Titiev, head of Memorial in Chechnya, has already been in detention for nearly four months on fabricated drugs charges If convicted, 60-year-o...
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OSCE PA President Tsereteli welcomes constructive efforts to resolve political impasse in Armenia | A1plus News from Armenia

OSCE PA President Tsereteli welcomes constructive efforts to resolve political impasse in Armenia | A1plus News from Armenia | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
A1+ The most urgent and objective information from Armenia. News, videos, live stream/ online/ from Yerevan and other regions, interviews on most important topics.Politics, Social, Culture, Sports, everything in a website...
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Signs of political deal emerge in Armenia after weeks of crisis

Signs of political deal emerge in Armenia after weeks of crisis | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Vahram Baghdasaryan, head of the ruling Republican Party in parliament, said his party was ready, at least in principle, to back protest leader Nikol Pashinyan for the job of premier on May 8, when the parliament will vote for the office.
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Russia's Lab X: poison factory that helped silence Soviets' critics | World news | The Guardian

Russia's Lab X: poison factory that helped silence Soviets' critics | World news | The Guardian | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it

Details of the lab’s secret operations leaked out after the breakup of the USSR. Intelligence sources think its function remains largely similar today

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Uzbek, Tajik presidents launch restored key railway

Uzbek, Tajik presidents launch restored key railway | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it

Presidents of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan launched the restored part of the Galaba-Amuzang-Khoshadi interstate railway, which was closed back in 2011, Uzbek media reported.

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Five diplomatic rows looming over Russia’s World Cup

Five diplomatic rows looming over Russia’s World Cup | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
After a former Russian spy was attacked with a nerve agent on an English street, Britain is considering pulling its officials from the tournament i
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Saakashvili Wants EU's, Merkel's Help in Standoff Against Ukraine's President - Sputnik International

Saakashvili Wants EU's, Merkel's Help in Standoff Against Ukraine's President - Sputnik International | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Former Georgian President and ex-Governor of the Odessa Region, Mikheil Saakashvili, who had been deported to Poland, asked for support from the European Union and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Eurasianet | Private Jet Sparks Debate on Influence of Business over Armenian Politics

Eurasianet | Private Jet Sparks Debate on Influence of Business over Armenian Politics | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Photos of Armenia's prime minister on an oligarch's private jet raised questions about the level of influence of business on Armenia's politics.
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Russia Will Hold Its Own 2018 Olympics for Banned Athletes

Russia Will Hold Its Own 2018 Olympics for Banned Athletes | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Russia will hold its own games after being banned for doping.
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Ukraine: Failing Its Human Rights Commitments

Ukraine: Failing Its Human Rights Commitments | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
Ukrainian authorities backtracked on important human rights pledges during 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. 
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Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from Russia

Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from Russia | BEWC ASSOCIATE UPDATE | Scoop.it
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament on Thursday passed a bill that aims to reintegrate the eastern territories currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists, and goes as far as to declare support for taking them back by military force if necessary.
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