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A driver ploughed into pedestrians in Jerusalem Friday, injuring five people in an attack that further inflamed tensions a day after the Palestinians vowed to halt security coordination with Israel. Israeli-Palestinian relations have been severely strained by last year's war in the Gaza Strip, violence in Jerusalem and Palestinian moves to sue Israel for alleged war crimes. The Palestinian threat to end security coordination ramped up pressure on Israel ahead of a general election this month, although president Mahmud Abbas has pledged to negotiate with whomever is elected.
By Darya Korsunskaya and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Last week, when Boris Nemtsov was shot dead as he walked across a bridge next to the Kremlin, it took 11 minutes before a police car arrived at the scene, according to the time stamp on closed circuit television footage. Nemtsov was the most high profile opposition figure killed during President Vladimir Putin's 15-year rule. His shooting prompted accusations from Putin opponents, and Western states, that democratic freedoms in Russia were under attack. Russian President Vladimir Putin called it a shameful tragedy, and demanded a thorough investigation.