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    Russian court charges 2 suspects in killing of Boris Nemtsov
    Mar08

    Russian court charges 2 suspects in killing of Boris Nemtsov

    People follow the coffin of Boris Nemtsov during a farewell ceremony at the Sakharov center in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (Pavel Golovkin/AP) MOSCOW — A Russian court on Sunday charged two men in the killing of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov and ordered three other suspects to remain in jail pending a decision on whether to...

    Five Held in Nemtsov Murder in Moscow
    Mar08

    Five Held in Nemtsov Murder in Moscow

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian authorities said on Sunday they were holding five men over the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, one of whom served in a police unit in the Russian region of Chechnya, according to a law enforcement official. The five men were frogmarched into a Moscow courtroom on Sunday, forced by masked security officers...

    Why countries default on their debts
    Mar08

    Why countries default on their debts

    So 2015 looks set to be a difficult year for countries struggling under heavy debt burdens. Only two months in and we have already seen precarious economic situations in states, including Greece and Ukraine, worsen substantially. Few would bet against the likelihood of a major debt restructuring in the near future. But have we become too afraid...

    Inside the rebel beauty pageant: Where fighters trade combat boots for high heels
    Mar08

    Inside the rebel beauty pageant: Where fighters trade combat boots for high heels

    Female rebel fighters who normally fight Ukrainian soldiers took Saturday off to take part in a beauty pageant. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Official Calls for a European Union Army
    Mar08

    Official Calls for a European Union Army

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union needs its own army to face up to Russia and other threats as well as restore the bloc’s foreign policy standing around the world, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a German newspaper on Sunday. Arguing that NATO was not enough because not all members of the transatlantic...

    Suicide Or Homicide? In Ukraine, Old-Guard Officials Dying Mysteriously
    Mar08

    Suicide Or Homicide? In Ukraine, Old-Guard Officials Dying Mysteriously

    Between January 26 and February 28, five Ukrainian officials with ties to the regime of ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych have been found dead of apparent suicide. What’s behind the wave of mysterious deaths? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Man reportedly confesses to killing a major Russian opposition leader
    Mar08

    Man reportedly confesses to killing a major Russian opposition leader

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian judge on Sunday said a man detained on suspicion of killing opposition figure Boris Nemtsov had admitted to investigators that he was involved in the killing. The judge at Moscow’s Basmanny court ordered that Zaur Dadayev be held in custody until April 28, a Reuters reporter in the courtroom said. Dadayev...

    Russian Authorities Charge 2 Over Nemtsov Shooting
    Mar08

    Russian Authorities Charge 2 Over Nemtsov Shooting

    By Katya Golubkova and Christian Lowe MOSCOW, March 8 (Reuters) – Moscow authorities have charged two men with involvement in the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, one of whom served in a police unit in the Russian region of Chechnya according to a law enforcement official. A total of five men were frogmarched into a Moscow courtroom...

    Russia Charges 2 in Kremlin Critic’s Murder
    Mar08

    Russia Charges 2 in Kremlin Critic’s Murder

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two men were formally charged Sunday in the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov and a hearing for three other suspects was under way, a court spokeswoman said. Anna Fadeeva told reporters at the Basmanny courthouse in Moscow that Zaur Dadaev and Anzor Gubashev had been charged, Russian news reports said. She...

    Russia charges 2 suspects in murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov; 1 confesses
    Mar08

    Russia charges 2 suspects in murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov; 1 confesses

    KIEV, Ukraine — Five men suspected of killing Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov had their first day in court on Sunday, and one of them confessed to investigators of being involved in the crime, according to the presiding Russian judge. Moscow’s Basmanny Court arraigned Zaur Dadayev and Anzor Gubashev on murder charges. Dadayev, who was ordered...