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      Putin says Nemtsov assassination a ‘disgrace’
      Mar04

      Putin says Nemtsov assassination a ‘disgrace’

      MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as a tragedy that had brought disgrace on Russia, and warned against a rise in “extremist crime”.”We must pay the greatest attention to crimes that prompt a major reaction, including those that are...

      Western leaders hint at more Russian sanctions over Ukraine
      Mar04

      Western leaders hint at more Russian sanctions over Ukraine

      WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday warned Russia that they were ready to step up sanctions if there were further violations of a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine, officials said.The threats came in statements issued after a video conference that brought together Obama and the leaders of Britain, France,...

      Mourners pay respects to murdered Kremlin critic Nemtsov
      Mar03

      Mourners pay respects to murdered Kremlin critic Nemtsov

      MOSCOW – Several hundred Russians, many carrying red carnations, queued on Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose murder last week showed the hazards of speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin.Putin’s aides deny any involvement in killing Nemtsov, who was shot in the back four times on...

      Moscow funeral for slain Kremlin critic Nemtsov
      Mar03

      Moscow funeral for slain Kremlin critic Nemtsov

      MOSCOW – Mourners for slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov prepared to gather for his funeral in Moscow Tuesday, as Polish and Latvian officials said they had been barred from entering Russia on the eve of the ceremony in retaliation for EU sanctions over Ukraine.The funeral for Nemtsov, a 55-year-old former deputy prime minister,...

      Kerry meets Lavrov as Ukraine death toll soars past 6,000
      Mar02

      Kerry meets Lavrov as Ukraine death toll soars past 6,000

      GENEVA – US Secretary of State John Kerry began tough talks in Geneva on Monday with his Russian counterpart to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says the death toll has soared beyond 6,000 people in less than a year.The meeting with Sergei Lavrov in an upscale Geneva hotel came less than a week after Kerry accused Moscow of lying to...

      More than 6,000 killed in ‘merciless devastation’
      Mar02

      More than 6,000 killed in ‘merciless devastation’

      GENEVA – More than 6,000 people have been killed since violence erupted in Ukraine last April, the UN rights chief said Monday, decrying a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure.” “More than 6,000 lives have now been lost in less than a year due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine,” UN High...

      Australia says hunt for missing MH370 jet may be called off soon
      Mar02

      Australia says hunt for missing MH370 jet may be called off soon

      CANBERRA – The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia’s deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks.No trace has been found of the Boeing 777 aircraft, which disappeared a year ago this...

      Moscow denounces ‘abominable’ Charlie Hebdo cartoon
      Mar02

      Moscow denounces ‘abominable’ Charlie Hebdo cartoon

      MOSCOW – The head of the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee Alexei Pushkov on Sunday denounced a cartoon published in the latest issue of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on the truce in Ukraine as “abominable”.The drawing, entitled ‘Ceasefire: boredom sets in in Donetsk’, depicts the...

      “I am not afraid”: Thousands of Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic Nemtsov
      Mar01

      “I am not afraid”: Thousands of Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic Nemtsov

      MOSCOW – Holding placards declaring “I am not afraid”, thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia’s future.Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many carrying portraits of Nemtsov, an...

      West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers
      Mar01

      West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers

      MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a “political murder” and Western leaders called for a full probe.The 55-year-old former deputy premier, a vocal Putin critic prominent at opposition rallies, was shot in the back...