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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.

John Kerry presses Russia's Sergei Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face "consequences" that could further hit Russia`s faltering economy.

Ukrainian soldier killed, but ceasefire largely holds

One soldier has been killed in east Ukraine, but a shaky two-week-old ceasefire between the government and pro-Russian rebels was still largely holding, the army said on Monday.

Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Russia

The chief witness to the murder of Russian protest leader Boris Nemtsov, a Ukrainian model by his side when he was shot dead, complained Monday of being kept under guard in Moscow.

John Kerry meets Lavrov as Ukraine death toll crosses 6,000

US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 have died in less than a year.

EU hopes for `positive outcome` in Russia-Ukraine gas talks

 The EU said it hoped for a "positive outcome" in talks in Brussels on Monday between the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers aimed at resolving a gas supply dispute threatening deliveries to Europe.

Russia changed forever by Nemtsov murder: Media
Russia changed forever by Nemtsov murder: Media

Russia has been changed forever by the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, Russian media said on Monday, a day after thousands marched through central Moscow in his memory.

Kerry meets Lavrov as Ukraine death toll soars past 6,000

US Secretary of State John Kerry began tough talks in Geneva Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov due to focus on the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

More than 6,000 killed in `merciless devastation` in Ukraine: UN

More than 6,000 people have been killed since violence erupted in east Ukraine last April, the UN rights chief said Monday, decrying a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure."

Nemtsov assassination `heavy blow` to Russia: Chinese media

A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the ruling Communist Party on Monday condemned the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, saying it severely damaged the country`s body politic.

Kerry to meet Russia`s Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva for talks on the Ukraine crisis Monday, less than a week after accusing Moscow of lying to his face over the conflict.

Anti-Putin protesters rally in New York after Nemtsov's murder
Anti-Putin protesters rally in New York after Nemtsov's murder

Dozens of protesters rallied in New York City on Sunday near the Russian permanent mission to the United Nations to denounce the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, despite fear of reprisals to themselves or family members back in Russia.

Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin`s rule.

Widow of murdered spy blames Russian govt for new killing

The widow of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko thinks the Russian government may have been involved in the murder of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.

Ukraine`s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

Ukraine`s frontlines were relatively calm on Sunday ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer.

South Africa repatriates anti-apartheid heroes' remains from Russia

The remains of two prominent anti-apartheid activists who were among the mentors of Nelson Mandela were flown back home Sunday nearly 40 years after they died in Russia.

Thousands to join march over slain Russian opposition leader

Thousands of Russians prepared on Sunday to march through central Moscow in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

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.

Nerves over Russia overshadow Estonian election

Estonians vote Sunday in an election marked by nerves in the vulnerable NATO member over a militarily resurgent Russia and a popular pro-Kremlin party, but opinion polls suggest the centre-left coalition is poised to return to power. 

Rebel deminers comb Ukraine battleground town

A week since pro-Russian rebels forced Ukrainian soldiers from the key transport hub of Debaltseve, the sound of explosions still reverberates around the eastern town.