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  • Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 4:37 pm
    The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge -- but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.
  • WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: On the ground in Barcelona
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 3:32 pm
    Couldn't be in Barcelona this week?
  • Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 3:20 pm
    Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen -- from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.
  • Watchdog: 2 Syrian chemical weapons facilities destroyed
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 3:17 pm
    The global chemical weapons watchdog said in a new report that it has destroyed two Syrian chemical weapons facilities and expects the destruction of all 12 facilities to be completed this summer.
  • Australia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 3:00 pm
    Australia was expected to confirm Tuesday an increase in troops to be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State group.
  • Polish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 2:56 pm
    Poland's Senate speaker said Monday that Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.
  • Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal to avoid cuts this month
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 2:40 pm
    Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement late Monday to ensure natural gas supplies to war-torn Ukraine for the month of March, averting possible cuts that could have hit supplies to the European Union.
  • Google selling wireless plans to get more people online
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 2:32 pm
    Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider?
  • Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 2:24 pm
    North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.
  • Armani creates new winter trousers with tulip flair
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 2:21 pm
    The final day highlights of Armani and DSquared2 always make a rather odd pairing, representing in many ways the two poles of Milan fashion.
  • Venezuela sets deadline to US to slash embassy staff
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 2:15 pm
    Venezuela has given the U.S. two weeks to slash its diplomatic mission here to less than 20 percent of its current size as tensions between the two nations rise.
  • Joe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 1:16 pm
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration.
  • Toronto Police: men built mystery tunnel to use as man cave
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 1:16 pm
    Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave.
  • New attack in disputed region claimed by Sudan, South Sudan
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 1:12 pm
    The United Nations reported another deadly attack Monday in the oil-rich region of Abyei that's claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan.
  • Singer John Legend talks about justice at Bahrain concert
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 1:04 pm
    Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.