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Venezuela: Competing Demonstrations Take Place In Caracas

Two marches took place in Caracas on Feb. 28, with one group protesting a crackdown on government opposition and another supporting President Nicolas Maduro, witnesses said, El Universal reported.

Ukraine: Attacks Significantly Decrease In East, Military Says

Attacks by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine significantly decreased overnight, Ukraine's military said Feb. 28, Reuters reported.

Italy: Right-Wing Party Protests Government In Rome

The right-wing Northern League party began demonstrations in Rome against the government Feb. 28, with thousands expected to participate, party leader Matteo Salvini said, Corriere della Sera reported

Ukraine: Nemtsov Was To Disclose Russian Involvement In Conflict, President Says

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was going to disclose evidence of Russian military involvement in the Ukraine conflict, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Feb. 28, Interfax reported.

Russia: Moscow Rally Converts To Nemtsov Funeral March

The Moscow rally set for March 1 has been converted into a funeral march for opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, opposition organizer Leonid Volkov said on Facebook Feb. 28, The Interpreter reported.

Russia: Putin Calls Nemtsov Killing A Provocation

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Feb. 27 killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was a provocation, and that he would take personal control of the investigation, the Business Insider reported, citing Kremlin spokesperson Dimitri Peskov.

Russia: Opposition Politician Boris Nemtsov Killed In Moscow

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in the center of Moscow on Feb. 27, police sources said, Tass news agency reported.

Mexico: New Oil Blocks Approved For Auction

Mexico has approved the auction of nine shallow-water hydrocarbon development blocks as part of its first licensing round to allow foreign investment in the country's oil sector, Argus reported Feb. 27.

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