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  • Thousands March in Moscow for Slain Activist
    Thousands of Russians marched in Moscow in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying has sent shock waves through society as the highest-profile assassination in Russia during the Putin era.

  • Greece Not Such a Drag for Eurozone
    Europe File: Despite problems with Greece, there is growing evidence that the recovery is strengthening, says Simon Nixon.

  • Iraqi Art Emerges From Rubble of War
    Iraq’s National Museum reopened to the public on Sunday, the latest in a string of both mundane and significant attempts by Iraqis to return to normalcy.

  • European Banks Draw Scrutiny Over Reciprocity
    Behind the scenes in Europe, banks regularly dole out lucrative work to their competitors, partly based on how much business they will receive in return.

  • Iraq Pushes to Reclaim Tikrit
    Iraq’s military, backed by some 20,000 volunteer fighters, began a campaign to reclaim the city of Tikrit, hometown of former president Saddam Hussein, from Islamic State militants.

  • China's Rate Cut Renews Economic Concerns
    The central bank’s surprise rate cut shaves a quarter of a percentage point off benchmark lending and deposit rates, and came less than four months after the last reduction—sooner than many expected.

  • U.S.-Backed Rebel Group in Syria Disbands
    The first Western-backed rebel group to receive sophisticated U.S. weaponry dissolved itself after months of clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front fighting in Syria’s multi-sided war.

  • North Korea Fires Missiles Into Sea
    North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea in an apparent protest at the start of major military drills involving U.S. troops in South Korea.

  • Test Flights to Advance Global Tracking Effort
    The U.S. and five Pacific countries agreed to participate in demonstration flights to pave the way for universal tracking of jetliners—a move prompted by the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly a year ago.

  • Japan's Youth Stand to Gain Stronger Voice
    The world’s fastest-aging nation is looking to lower the voting age to 18 to get younger voters more involved and prevent the elderly from holding too much sway.