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    Ukraine names ex-Georgian president Saakashvili as Odessa governor
    Jun01

    Ukraine names ex-Georgian president Saakashvili as Odessa governor

    Poroshenko granted Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship to facilitate the move. …read more Source: AKIpress News...

    Kazakh FM Idrissov Visits Russia’s Altai Region for Talks with Lavrov
    Jun01

    Kazakh FM Idrissov Visits Russia’s Altai Region for Talks with Lavrov

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. GORNO-ALTAISK, RUSSIA – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov paid a working visit to Gorno-Altaisk, Russia, on May 29–30, where he met with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, to discuss Kazakh-Russian cooperation in the political, trade,...

    Axe to swing as Malaysia Airlines tries to start fresh
    Jun01

    Axe to swing as Malaysia Airlines tries to start fresh

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Troubled Malaysia Airlines on Monday laid out plans for an across-the-board hard reset of the way the carrier is run that will see around 6,000 jobs cut as it struggles to stay in business.The bullet-point blueprint, released by email, marks the first concrete move by new CEO Christoph Mueller, a German national who had...

    French Open: Tsonga, Wawrinka shine while weather interrupts Federer, Sharapova games
    Jun01

    French Open: Tsonga, Wawrinka shine while weather interrupts Federer, Sharapova games

    Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga illuminated a grey day in Paris with a thrilling win over Tomas Berdych to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday but Maria’s Sharapova’s title defence was put on hold by the rain. Roger Federer, the 2009 men’s champion, was another player kept waiting by the weather and although the Swiss...

    FIC to Be Held June 4-5 as Country Ponders Expanding Visa-Free Regime to 35 More Countries
    Jun01

    FIC to Be Held June 4-5 as Country Ponders Expanding Visa-Free Regime to 35 More Countries

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – On June 4-5, Astana will host the 28th plenary meeting of the Foreign Investors Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (FIC) devoted to the development of agribusiness in Kazakhstan. The event is expected to involve the heads of...

    Almaty Dolphinarium Launches with Charity Show
    Jun01

    Almaty Dolphinarium Launches with Charity Show

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Approximately 700 children attended the grand opening of the new Almaty dolphinairum on May 12 that was accompanied by a charity show, Tengrinews.kz reported, citing Vitaly Staragin, public relations and marketing director of the dolphinarium chain Nemo. The...

    Tennis: Ivanovic, Svitolina into last-eight, Sharapova rained off
    Jun01

    Tennis: Ivanovic, Svitolina into last-eight, Sharapova rained off

    PARIS (AFP) – Ana Ivanovic made the French Open quarter-finals for the first time since her 2008 title run Sunday where shell face Elina Svitolina, the first Ukrainian to make the last eight.But defending champion Maria Sharapovas scheduled last-16 clash against Lucie Safarova was pushed back until Monday after rain caused a lengthy...

    Federer-Monfils halted after 2 sets; Sharapova doesn’t play
    Jun01

    Federer-Monfils halted after 2 sets; Sharapova doesn’t play

    Roger Federer could be excused if he has a restless night.With thick gray clouds overhead and light slipping away at the end of a rainy day, Federer got broken by Gael Monfils to even their French Open fourth-round match at a set apiece, right before play was suspended Sunday.They met on the sideline to chat with the chair umpire, then clasped...

    IMF mission gives upbeat assessment of Ukraine
    Jun01

    IMF mission gives upbeat assessment of Ukraine

    [KIEV] The head of an International Monetary Fund team visiting Ukraine gave a positive assessment of progress by Kiev on reform on Sunday and said there would be further discussion on loans that the near-bankrupt country badly needs. …read more Source: The Business...

    IMF lowers Ukraine’s 2015 growth projection to minus 9%  
    May31

    IMF lowers Ukraine’s 2015 growth projection to minus 9%  

    WASHINGTON – The IMF said Sunday it has lowered its growth forecast for Ukraine’s war battered economy to minus nine percent, due in large part to “the unresolved conflict in the East.” …read more Source: Bangkok...

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