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People with Russian national flags march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.” (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe

Sunday, March 1, 2015

For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle yesterday was a time for silence, not slogans. The marchers occasionally broke into chants of “Russia without Putin,” or “Say no to war,” but often the only sound was the steady …

Business people for March 2, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

David Foss was recently hired as vice president and principal hydrogeologist for Wilcox & Barton in Concord. He has 20 years of experience in environmental assessment, engineering, remediation and redevelopment projects. James Gleason of Henniker received the Vickie M. Bunnell Award for Community Service at the New Hampshire Bar Association’s mid-year meeting. Gleason …

As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

Sunday, March 1, 2015

At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license plates so servers can identify them when bringing out orders. Nowhere is it evident that …

Ukraine says truce takes hold as pullback of weapons begins

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ukraine signaled the latest attempt at peace in its easternmost regions is taking hold and said the military would start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front lines. There were no cease-fire breaches after 12:45 a.m. local time, the military said yesterday, before announcing the arms removal. While Russian …

Abducted Syrian Christians moved to militant stronghold

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on yesterday between the extremists and Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along …

Experts say Islamic State selling looted Syrian art in London to fund its fight

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Almost 100 items of Syrian art and antiquities looted by the Islamic State have been smuggled into Britain and sold for money to fund the group’s activities, art crime experts and archeologists have warned, according to the British press. The items, allegedly being sold in London, include looted …

2 appear in N.Y. court on charges they sought to join ISIS

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Three men were arrested yesterday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and wage war against the U.S., and federal officials said one of them spoke of shooting President Obama or planting …

Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline – a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington’s political …

Mass. Gov. Baker forces resignation of 4 health connector members

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker sought and received the resignations of four member of the state’s health connector board, including MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who came under fire for saying it was “the stupidity of the American voter” that led to the passage of President Obama’s 2010 heath care …

AP: Trayvon Martin’s mother says killer got away with murder

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The mother of Trayvon Martin said she’s disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with the Associated Press yesterday before the …

Obama, Netanyahu at odds over talks to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tensions between the White House and Benjamin Netanyahu intensified yesterday as top administration officials condemned the Israeli prime minister’s plan to address Congress next week, while Netanyahu accused six world powers, including the United States, of “giving up …

Let’s go back to the moon. No, Mars. No, the moon. The debate continues.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

To the moon again? Or Mars? The questions have hung over NASA for years, and emerged again at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday. Under President George W. Bush, the target was the moon. Under President Obama, who said “we’ve been there before,” Mars became the mission. But now …

Strong reliability scores should help Buick brand’s rebirth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Buick, the brand that once was the pace car for the drive to the senior center, has made a comeback by appealing to buyers not yet ready for retirement. U.S. sales rose 11 percent in 2014. In China, …