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Memorial rally in Moscow for slain Russian opposition leader

Supporters of Boris Nemtsov were preparing to march through Moscow Sunday afternoon in an outpouring of anger and grief at the brutal murder of the opposition leader and fervent critic of Vladimir Putin, who has vowed to bring the killers to justice.

Putin vows to bring Nemtsov's killers to justice
Putin vows to bring Nemtsov's killers to justice

Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday pledged to do everything to bring the killers of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to justice.

Putin pledges to nail Nemtsov killers, as West condemns

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday vowed to bring the "vile" killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov to justice as Western leaders and Russia`s opposition roundly condemned the drive-by shooting near the Kremlin walls.

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov's murder 'meticulously planned': Investigators

The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was carefully planned, investigators said Saturday, pointing to details of the weapon used and the killers` knowledge of his movements.

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov`s murder `meticulously planned`

The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was carefully planned, investigators said Saturday, pointing to details of the weapon used and the killers` knowledge of his movements.

Ukraine leader says troop deaths 'serious breach' of truce

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has declared the killing of three government troops by pro-Moscow rebels a "serious breach of the ceasefire", during a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her office said.

Gas dispute with Russia not to affect Europe: Ukraine

Ukraine`s state-run energy company Naftogaz said here Friday that a fresh flare-up in the gas dispute between Kiev and Moscow will not harm gas supplies to Europe.

West's shows 'unwillingness' in Ukraine truce: Lavrov

Russia Thursday called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not interested in the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine.

West shows `unwillingness` in Ukraine truce: Lavrov

Russia on Thursday called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not working for the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine.

Putin threatens Ukraine with gas cutoff

President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will cut gas supplies to Ukraine if it fails to pay in advance for future deliveries.

Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Latvia

Up to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the country`s west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbours.

Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist
Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal.

NSA chief declines comment on spyware reports, says programs lawful

The head of the National Security Agency refused to comment on Monday on reports that the US government implants spyware on computer hard drives for surveillance purposes, saying "we fully comply with the law."

German FM warns against escalation in Ukraine

Germany`s foreign minister warned Sunday in comments to a newspaper that any attack on the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol would be a clear violation of a week-old ceasefire accord.

First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

The Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists completed an exchange of prisoners on Saturday, starting a process outlined in a peace deal brokered by international leaders.

40,000 attend Moscow pro-Putin rally

Tens of thousands of strongman Vladimir Putin's supporters rallied on Saturday near the Kremlin walls, a year after protests in neighbouring Ukraine led to the fall of its pro-Russian president.

Pro-Kremlin demo vows `no Maidan` for Russia

Thousands of pro-Kremlin activists took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday vowing to prevent a Ukraine-style uprising in Russia.

Ukraine prisoner swap announced under battered truce

Pro-Russian rebels said they will swap prisoners with the Ukrainian side on Saturday as part of a battered truce that the West hopes will cool a deadly conflict that has poisoned relations with Moscow.

Pro-Russians announce fresh prisoner swap with Kiev
Pro-Russians announce fresh prisoner swap with Kiev

Militias of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine have announced a prisoner swap of its and Kiev`s troops Saturday, according to the press centre of the DPR government.

Moscow couple accused of killing homeless to 'clean up' city

A Russian couple allegedly carried out a string of murders targeting homeless people in Moscow to "clean up" the city, investigators said on Friday.