The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to
defuse tensions ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a
possible nuclear deal with Iran.
North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east
coast, a South Korean military official said, a move seen as
a protest against annual military exercises between South
Korea and the United States that were due to start hours
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S
smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade
metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global
smartphone leader from Apple Inc.
Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on
the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot
dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of
speaking out against President Vladimir Putin.
China expelled a disgraced senior aide to former President Hu
Jintao from a high-profile advisory body, the official Xinhua
news agency reported on its website, marking the latest step
in a significant political scandal.