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A woman reacts as she walks past pro-Russian rebels guarding the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk, Ukraine Wednesday March 4, 2015.

Kyiv: Eastern Ukraine Coal Mine Explosion Kills 33

Local authorities said over 200 workers were in the mine at the time of the explosion, the cause of which is not clear More

FILE - Alexei Navalny, shown being detained by a policeman after violating a house arrest order in January, says either state security services or a "pro-government organization" was behind the killing of Boris Nemtsov.

Russian Activist Thinks Kremlin Ordered Nemtsov's Death

Alexei Navalny says comments of Russian liberals who think government wasn't involved are 'nonsense.' More

VIDEO: Mourners gather in Moscow to pay final respects to one of the Kremlin's most vocal critics. VOA's Amanda Scott reports from Washington.

Video Russia Opposition Leader Laid to Rest

Moscow gives no explanation for barring two European officials from attending memorial for Boris Nemtsov; EU says action is 'clear breach of basic principles' More

FILE - This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, June 9, 2013, in Hong Kong.

Lawyer: Snowden in Talks for US Return

Moscow granted former US spy agency contractor asylum in 2013, straining already tense ties with Washington More

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Dutch Government Says Sorry for Gas Field Causing Quakes

Apology follows a recent report by country's Safety Board that found government, along with Royal Shell and Exxon, had put profits before safety More



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Nemtsov's Girlfriend Says She Didn't See Killer

Ukrainian fashion model Anna Duritskaya says she recalls little about moments after Russian opposition leader was gunned down Friday night
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Multimedia West Urges 'Strong Reaction' if Ukraine Cease-Fire Fails

Leaders discuss possibility of imposing additional sanctions on Russia for supporting separatists
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Dutch Brewer's Ethiopian Unit to Start Sales in Q2

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EU Seeks to Bolster Middle East Quartet Via Arab Involvement

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Video In Russia, Many Doubt Opposition Leader's Killer Will Be Found

The funeral has been held in Moscow for Boris Nemtsov, the opposition leader who was assassinated late Friday just meters from the Kremlin. Nemtsov joins a growing list of outspoken critics of Russia under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin who are believed to have been murdered for their work. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.