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Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov: Kasparov

WASHINGTON - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday.

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The mysterious Mr. Ri returns, urbane survivor of North Korea purge

SEOUL/GENEVA - The young Kim Jong Un may be the public face of isolated North Korea, but the man who represents Pyongyang on the international stage is an urbane 75-year-old who lived under an assumed name for decades and survived a vicious purge over a year ago.

Berkshire insurance 'superstar' could fill Buffett's shoes

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett, at a news conference in Bengaluru in 2011, lavishly praised Berkshire Hathaway executive Ajit Jain for smoothly running much of the conglomerate's insurance businesses.

01 Mar 2015

More than 30 arrested as Hong Kong anti-China protesters scuffle with police

HONG KONG - More than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city. | Video

World, China 01 Mar 2015

ECB braces for QE as others shift rates

BRUSSELS - Greek funding and quantitative easing in Europe, an expected rate cut in Australia and the buoyant U.S. labor market are set to be the focus of an economic week dominated by a host of central bank meetings.

Australia, Greece 01 Mar 2015

Netanyahu flies to U.S., signs of some easing of tensions over Iran speech

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. | Video

World, Politics, Israel 01 Mar 2015
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Life and death at the heart of Boston bombing trial

BOSTON - From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and begin their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their minds and those of their defense counterparts will be focused on just one thing: The death penalty.

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'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers: court papers

LONDON - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government.