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Poland's Senate speaker Bogdan Borusewicz said Monday that Russia had denied him entry for the funeral of outspoken opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in central Moscow on Friday. "I wanted to pay respect to the slain Boris Nemtsov and to all Russians who think like him. "The denial of entry for Speaker Borusewicz is retaliation for the fact that Russian parliamentary speaker Valentina Matviyenko is subject to EU sanctions," Poland's foreign ministry spokesman Marcin Wojciechowski said on Twitter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, with a White House task force recommending independent outside investigations when police use deadly force.