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    Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow
    Feb28

    Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow

    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, 55, a leading critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead in central Moscow early Saturday, according to Russian media reports. He was reportedly shot four times in the chest, while walking home near the Kremlin, by several assailants who opened fire on Nemtsov and a woman with him. A former deputy...

    Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow
    Feb28

    Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic, shot dead in Moscow

    MOSCOW (CNN) — Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed Friday night, shot several times from a car on a bridge he was walking across, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said in a statement Saturday. He was deputy prime minister in the late 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin and had been one of current President...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Feb. 28
    Feb28

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Feb. 28

    The situation in the conflict zone was “relatively calm” during the night, with less shelling and only sporadic violations of the cease-fire by “uncontrolled” groups, Ukrainian officials said on Friday. Guns falling silent would mark the biggest progress since the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France sealed the cease-fire in Minsk,...

    Who Was Boris Nemtsov? Leading Putin Critic, Opposition Politician Shot To Death In Moscow
    Feb28

    Who Was Boris Nemtsov? Leading Putin Critic, Opposition Politician Shot To Death In Moscow

    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed in Moscow Friday night after unidentified attackers shot the politician as he was walking near the Kremlin. The former Russian deputy prime minister was once considered a likely candidate for president and was known for being a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he said he...

    Robben adds to tally in Bayern’s birthday win
    Feb28

    Robben adds to tally in Bayern’s birthday win

    Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich celebrated their 115th birthday Friday with a 4-1 win over Cologne to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga as top-scorer Arjen Robben added to his tally.The fleet-footed Dutchman netted his 17th goal in 19 league matches this season with a crisp header with 20 minutes left to remain the league’s top...

    A Russian Opposition Leader, Gunned Down
    Feb28

    A Russian Opposition Leader, Gunned Down

    Sergei Karpuchin/Reuters Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in Moscow shortly before midnight on Friday night local time. The Russian Interior Ministry told the Associated Press that Nemtsov had been shot four times while walking on a bridge near the Kremlin. Nemtsov had been expected to help lead a major opposition rally in...

    The Men Fighting with Bullets from 1943
    Feb28

    The Men Fighting with Bullets from 1943

    Paul Wood and cameraman Moose Campbell report from the frontline near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Putin aide on Ukraine: Respect our interests
    Feb28

    Putin aide on Ukraine: Respect our interests

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    Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting
    Feb28

    Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting

    OTTAWA – A proposal that would see a handful of Canadian military police officers train their Ukrainian counterparts is on hold because of the fighting in the east of that embattled country. The idea was floated late last year by former defence minister Rob Nicholson as the Harper government agreed to expand military co-operation with President...

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
    Feb28

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

    MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. Nemtsov, who was 55, was a sharp critic of Putin, assailing the government’s inefficiency, rampant corruption and the Kremlin’s policy on Ukraine, which has strained...