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Merkel urges on Putin to bring opposition leader's killers to justice BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday condemned the "cowardly murder" of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and called on President Vladimir Putin to bring the killers to justice.Merkel demands that Putin "assure himself that this assassination is elucidated and that its perpetrators are held accountable," the chancellor's office said in a statement.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Hollande condemns killing of Russian 'defender of democracy' PARIS: French President Francois Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, calling him a "defender of democracy".In the first European reaction after the 55-year-old former deputy prime minister was gunned down in Moscow late Friday, Hollande called it a "hateful murder".The outspoken critic of Russia's involvement in Ukraine was "a courageous and tireless defender of democracy who was committed to the fight against corruption," the president's office said in a ...
Yeltsin reformer turned Putin foe MOSCOW: Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered Friday just metres from the Kremlin walls, served as a deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin before becoming one of the most prominent opponents of President Vladimir Putin.Nemtsov, 55, was an accomplished orator and was one of the key speakers at mass opposition rallies against Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012.He began his political life as a young reformer working in the industrial centre of Nizhny Novgorod, where ...
Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down while walking in sight of the Kremlin late Friday, prompting an international chorus of condemnation.The murder of the 55-year-old politician, an outspoken critic of Russia's involvement in Ukraine, came ahead of a major opposition rally he was set to lead this weekend and sent shock waves across the country.US President Barack Obama led condemnation of the "brutal" and "vicious ...
EU panel casts doubt on Germany's proposed motorway toll BERLIN: A German plan to introduce a motorway toll next year aimed at foreign drivers would violate European Union laws, in the view of an EU Commission panel, a German magazine reported on Friday. The EU experts' analysis found that the toll would discriminate against foreign drivers because German motorists would be compensated with a reduction in car taxes. "It is clearly a contradiction to offer relief to all domestic motorists by exactly the same ...
Turkish foreign visitor arrivals rise 9.08pc in January ISTANBUL: The number of foreign visitors to Turkey rose 9.08 percent year-on-year in January to 1.25 million people, Tourism Ministry data showed on Friday. Out of all the foreign visitors, 55 percent entered the country through Istanbul. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Turkey police arrest man after bomb threat outside US consulate ISTANBUL: Turkish police on Friday arrested a man who threatened to set off a bomb outside the US consulate in Istanbul, local media reported.The suspect was not carrying any explosives, according to initial reports, the private Dogan news agency said.Police cordoned off the street outside the consulate after the detention of the suspect, who was described as "mentally instable," reports said.Istanbul remains on high security alert after a female suicide bomber blew herself up in ...


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