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  • Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

    MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, officials said. Nemtsov was killed just a day before a protest planned…

  • Unmasking of ‘Jihadi John’ as a London lad shocks Britain

    LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant “Jihadi John” as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in…

  • Well-educated ‘Jihadi John’ no surprise to experts

    PARIS (AP) — The profile of “Jihadi John,” the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who…

  • Greek prime minister rules out third bailout

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new radical left government has no intention of seeking another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments, the…

  • Iraqi-born cleric faces custody for praising Paris attack

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iraqi-born cleric recently released from prison in Norway was jailed Friday for four weeks after praising the slaying of cartoonists at the satirical Charlie Hebdo paper in Paris that had…

  • Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

    NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — The piecemeal pullback of heavy weapons Friday from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine has boosted the prospects for peace, although both sides are warning of their readiness…

  • Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies

    MOSCOW (AP) — Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment Friday to Moscow as it waits for international rescue loans to…

  • Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Friday accused the U.S. administration of taking a “destructive” stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could deal “painful” counterblows. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said…

  • Scandinavians form human chains after synagogue attacks

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thousands of people of different faiths have gathered in Denmark and Sweden in a show of unity after attacks against Jews in Europe. In Copenhagen, people formed a “ring of peace”…

  • EU, others: Catch plans for Bluefin tuna threaten recovery

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, Japan and other nations hunting for the eastern Atlantic Bluefin tuna are fearful that Turkey’s unilateral decision to exceed catch limits agreed last year is threatening the stock recovery…

  • Russian court upholds sentence for opposition leader Navalny

    MOSCOW (AP) — An appeals court in Moscow on Friday upheld a 15-day sentence for prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Moscow City Court ruled that the Feb. 19 verdict by a district court,…

  • International court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese man

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Congolese man who was cleared at trial of leading a deadly militia attack in eastern Congo. Mathieu Ngudjolo was…

  • Hungary’s premier rejects immigration, multicultural society

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban has denounced multiculturalism and liberalism and vowed to fight a wave of migration that he says is threatening to turn his country into a “refugee camp.”…

  • Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw square

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw city councilors have banned a 1945 monument of Polish-Soviet World War II brotherhood in arms from being returned to its place in a city square. The move, a reversal of…

  • US concerned over human rights, free speech in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A U.S. State Department official has expressed concern over a Turkish security bill that would expand police rights to use firearms and to search and detain people. The official, Thomas Melia…