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COVID-19: New Death Reported In Russia; New Restrictions In Effect In Ukraine.

The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 27,700 with almost 600,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's a roundup of developments in...

EU Criticizes Russia For Labeling Brussels-Based Organization 'Undesirable'.

The European Union says it rejects Russia's decision earlier this month to designate the Brussels-based European Endowment for Democracy (EED) an "undesirable" organization.

Afghan Government Unveils Negotiating Team For Taliban Talks.

Afghanistan's government has finalized a 21-member team that is expected to negotiate with the Taliban at upcoming talks aimed at putting an end to the country’s 18-year conflict.

North Macedonia Officially Joins NATO

North Macedonia has officially become NATO's 30th member, the military alliance says.

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U.S. Denies Pushing Plan For Kosovo-Serbia Land Swap

The United States says it has no “secret plan” to push land swaps between Kosovo and Serbia, rejecting speculation by some Kosovoar officials that such a move was in the works.

COVID-19: Kazakhstan Widens Restrictions; Uzbekistan Records First Death.

The global death toll from the coronavirus has exceeded 24,000 with more than 534,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's a roundup of developments...

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Putin Makes Plea For Sanctions Relief At G20 Summit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed at a Group of 20 (G20) video conference that a freeze be placed on economic sanctions to allow countries to better combat the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 500,000 worldwide and kill...

Kazakh Security Officials Arrest Man They Say Was Plotting 'Terrorist' Attack.

The National Security Committee for Kazakhstan says it has arrested a man suspected of plotting a terrorist act in Nur-Sultan, the capital of the Central Asian nation.

Tehran Denies Knowledge Of Missing Ex-FBI Agent After Reports He Died In Iranian Custody.

Tehran has denied it knows the whereabouts of Robert Levinson after the United States demanded "a complete accounting" of what happened to the retired FBI agent, who is believed to have died in Iranian custody.

Abdullah Says Release Of Taliban Prisoners 'Beneficial' For Peace Process.

Afghanistan's former Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says the release of Taliban prisoners by the government would be beneficial for both sides and would help move the Afghan peace process forward.

Trump, Putin, Other G20 Leaders Seek Unity In Virus Fight During Online Summit.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be among the leaders of the G20 major economies expected to participate in an online summit hosted by Saudi Arabia.

COVID-19: Russia Bans Flights Into And Out Of Country; Iran Halts Intercity Travel.

The global death toll from the coronavirus has passed 21,000 with more than 470,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness.

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Former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kozhara Detained On Murder Charge.

Ukrainian police have detained a former foreign minister on a murder charge related to the fatal shooting of the ex-head of the country's most popular pro-Russian television network.

Taliban Says Kabul Vows To Start Releasing Prisoners By End Of March.

The Taliban says Afghanistan's government has agreed to begin releasing Taliban prisoners by the end of March.

Azerbaijani Opposition Politician Arrested On 'Bogus' Charges, HRW Says.

Azerbaijan has arrested a prominent opposition politician, Tofig Yagublu, in what Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls "another disturbing example of the government's contempt for free speech and political critics."

Putin Postpones Vote On Constitutional Changes Due To Coronavirus.

In a live TV address, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a postponement due to coronavirus concerns on a public vote on changes to the consTitution that could let him remain in power until 2036.

Pakistan Cuts Interest Rates, Sets $6 Billion To Offset Economic Impact Of Virus.

Pakistan has announced a financial-relief package of some $6 billion and cut its benchmark interest rate for the second time in a week in an effort to counter the divesting effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

After Years Of Delay, North Macedonia, Albania Get OK To Begin EU Accession Talks.

European Union ministers say they have approved beginning membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, with a top German official calling it "good news in these gloomy times."

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OSCE Concerned About Measures Against 'Fake News' In Bosnia.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has expressed concern over the introduction of new measures against spreading panic and "fake news" regarding the coronavirus outbreak in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

MH17 Trial Resumes Briefly Amid Coronavirus Restrictions.

The trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with multiple counts of murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 resumed briefly at The Hague on March 23 amid coronavirus restrictions.

Abkhazia Pushes Forward With Presidential Vote Despite Coronavirus Anxiety.

Voters in Abkhazia are going to the polls to choose a new leader for the breakaway Georgian region, as election organizers push forward despite anxiety over coronavirus.

COVID-19: North Macedonia, Romania Set Curfews; Serbia Extends Nighttime Restrictions.

Governments in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe, like many elsewhere, are stepping up the use of curfews in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Russian PM Warns Companies Against Firing Employees During Crisis.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has warned Russia's companies to keep people employed and pay them their salaries even as they struggle amid the worst economic crisis in years.

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COVID-19: Kyrgyzstan Mulls State Of Emergency; Ukraine Declares Emergency In Kyiv.

Kyrgyzstan's Security Council has recommended that Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev declare a national state of emergency beginning on March 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Breakaway Abkhazia Set To Hold Election Under Cloud Of Controversy, Coronavirus.

The front-runner came back from two mysterious bouts with pneumonia to continue his campaign to become de facto president of Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region. Now the coronavirus pandemic looms over the election scheduled for March 22. RFE/RL t...

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