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Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

MOSCOW - Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. | Video

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U.N. condemns Islamic State's 'barbaric terrorist acts' in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned what it described as the latest "barbaric terrorist acts" in Iraq by Islamic State militants, including the destruction of priceless religious and cultural artifacts.

United Nations, Iraq 27 Feb 2015

Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat

KIEV - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if a ceasefire holds. | Video

Russia 27 Feb 2015

Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week: U.S. official

WASHINGTON - Talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear program have made substantial progress, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as the White House braced for an onslaught of criticism next week from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Politics, Israel 27 Feb 2015

Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

BEIRUT - Kurdish forces dealt a blow to Islamic State by capturing an important town on Friday in the latest stage of a powerful offensive in northeast Syria, a Kurdish militia spokesman said.

Syria, United Nations 27 Feb 2015

Danish police arrest man suspected of links to February 14-15 shootings

COPENHAGEN - Danish police said they arrested a young man on Friday and charged him with complicity in the shootings in Copenhagen on Feb. 14 and 15 in which two people were killed and five police officers wounded.

27 Feb 2015

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