NEWS WATCH: Thousands Mourn Assassinated Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ManyrememberMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) Tens of thousands of people have come out in Moscow to mourn former deputy prime minister and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot and killed late Friday. Many carried Russian flags and the photo of the 55-year-old politician, who was one of the most vocal opponents of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine President Accepts Resignation Government Amid Protests

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parliamentKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovich has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his entire Cabinet, as anti-government protests spread across the country.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Prays, Remembers Victims Of Clashes

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protestersmournKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Ukrainians have commemorated as many as four anti-government protesters killed in recent clashes with police. Sunday's massive prayer service in the capital Kiev came just hours after opposition leaders rejected an offer by the president to lead an interim government, as protests spread throughout the country.

NEWS WATCH: Lenin Statue Toppled At EU Rally In Kiev

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KIEVUPDATEKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- As many as half a million Ukrainians have participated in a pro-European Union rally in the capital Kyiv, where many toppled the statue of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and called for the president to step down. Sunday's rally was the biggest demonstration since the pro-freedom Orange Revolution in 2004.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Protest Ukraine’s Suspension Of EU Deal

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KYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Ukrainians have demonstrated against a government decision to suspend preparations for a trade pact with the European Union. The protests come as the country also commemorates a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of people.

NEWS WATCH: Opposition Doubts Moscow Mayor’s Outright Victory

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navalnyMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions are rising in Moscow after an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed a narrow victory in Sunday's mayoral race, while a leading opposition candidate demanded a second election round for the Russian capital's top job.

NEWS WATCH: Czech President Facing Treason Charges Over Amnesty

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czechpresidentnowBUDAPEST/PRAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- There is a political crisis  in the Czech Republic where conservative President Vaclav Klaus facing high treason charges over his controversial decision to release thousands of prison inmates and others.