Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.    Russian police look ...

Jihadist identified as London-raised college graduate

The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to ...

Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line. Ukrainian and separatist officials have...

Tensions with Germany over 'greedy' Greece's debt

Despite scepticism, German lawmakers were expected Friday to approve Greece's hard-won bailout extension in a parliament vote, removing the last hurdle for keeping crucial international aid flowing to Athens.  Berlin's unwaverin...