Mar 3, 2015

Russia and Ukraine strike gas delivery deal

Russia and Ukraine reached a deal Monday to supply gas to Europe until the end of March after President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders admitted there was still progress to be made in implementing a cease-fire. The deal struck after tense talks in Brussels ...

Doubts over CCTV footage in Russian leader's slaying

Mar 3, 2015

Doubts over CCTV footage in Russian leader's slaying

Conflicting reports emerged on Monday about the availability of possible surveillance footage showing the slaying of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce Kremlin critic gunned down in Moscow, as top Russian officials again promised that his killing would be “fully investigated.” No suspects have been arrested ...

Nemtsov's shaken girlfriend says she didn't see killer

Mar 3, 2015

Nemtsov's shaken girlfriend says she didn't see killer

Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who gunned him down as they strolled across a bridge near the Kremlin. Speaking largely without emotion in deadened monosyllables, Ukrainian ...

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine: U.N.

Mar 2, 2015

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine: U.N.

More than 6,000 people have been killed since violence erupted in Ukraine last April, the U.N. rights chief said Monday, decrying a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure.” The U.N.’s ninth report on the situation in violence-wracked Ukraine paints a bleak picture of ...

Nemtsov mourners despair over Russia's direction

Mar 2, 2015

Nemtsov mourners despair over Russia's direction

For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans. The marchers occasionally broke out with ...

Estonians vote under shadow of resurgent Russia

Mar 2, 2015

Estonians vote under shadow of resurgent Russia

Estonians voted Sunday in an election marked by jitters over a militarily resurgent Russia and a popular pro-Kremlin party, with the security-focused center-left coalition tipped for another term. Moscow’s annexation of Crimea last year and its meddling in eastern Ukraine have galvanized the European ...

Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

Mar 1, 2015

Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

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, ...

Mar 1, 2015

List grows of Putin critics who met violent deaths

Boris Nemtsov joins a string of prominent Kremlin opponents murdered or found dead in unexplained circumstances. They include: Feb. 27, 2015: leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov, 55, is gunned down at around 23:15 on a bridge adjacent to the ...