A photo and flowers are placed at the site where Boris Nemtsov was shot dead, near the Kremlin in central Moscow, February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead

MOSCOW - Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in a murder that underscored the risks taken by the Russian opposition.  Full Article | Video 

Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' 8:19am GMT

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. | Video


China to cut benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points

11:31am GMT

BEIJING - China's central bank said on Saturday it would cut benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points to 5.35 percent, a widely expected move as the world's second largest economy continues to show signs of weakness despite previous easing measures.


Iran, six powers to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on March 5 - EU

12:54am GMT

BRUSSELS - Senior officials from Iran and six powers negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear programme will hold more talks in Montreux, Switzerland, on March 5, the European Union said on Friday.


Britain must strengthen defence against Russia, says former spy chief

9:16am GMT

LONDON - Britain must spend more on its defence budget in order to be able to protect itself and its allies from the increasing threat posed by Russia, the former head of the foreign intelligence service said.


Bankia's 2014 profit hit by IPO compensation provisions

8:57am GMT

MADRID - Spanish lender Bankia reported annual profit hurt by provisions put aside to cover potential compensation claims linked to its 2011 stock market listing which was followed one year later by a state bail-out.


Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' dies at 83

3:00am GMT

- Leonard Nimoy, who won fame and fans with his portrayal of logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" TV series and movies, died on Friday. He was 83. | Video