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  • Russians march to remember slain opposition leader Nemtsov

    MOSCOW - Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans including "Russia will be free!" and "Putin is war!" to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin.
  • Protests erupt after Kyrgyzstan arrests opposition leader

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Hundreds of people protested Sunday in Kyrgyzstan after authorities detained a prominent opposition leader on fraud and corruption charges that his supporters say are politically motivated.
  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi eulogizes slain legal adviser

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month-long silence to describe the assassination of one of her top legal advisers as a great loss for the country.
  • Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy

    UNDERHILL, Vt. - Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavour and colour in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle.
  • What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

    WASHINGTON - When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.
  • Poll: Israelis believe Gaza policies hurting security

    JERUSALEM - A new poll shows that 67 per cent of Israelis believe the government's policies in the Gaza Strip have worsened security.
  • Germany: Heidelberg car suspect held on suspicion of murder

    BERLIN - Authorities say a man who drove into a group of pedestrians in the German city of Heidelberg, fatally injuring one man, is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.
  • Taliban leader encourages people to plant trees

    KABUL - Springtime in Afghanistan usually brings a spike in violence as the Taliban takes advantage of the thaw to launch a wave of fresh attacks. But the Taliban's leader has just issued a statement calling on Afghans to plant more trees.
  • Fire at large Swedish refugee centre injures at least 15

    HELSINKI - Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured when a fire broke out overnight at one of the country's largest refugee centres outside of Vanersborg in southwestern Sweden.
  • Swedes puzzle over Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor'

    NEW YORK - A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defence and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials.

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