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    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...

    Deepika Kumari wins bronze in Archery World Cup
    May31

    Deepika Kumari wins bronze in Archery World Cup

    Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari outclassed Chang Hye Jin of Korea in straight sets to clinch the bronze medal in the women’s individual recurve event of the World Cup, in Antalya on Sunday. Seeded ninth in the event, Deepika came out all guns blazing to deflate her second-seeded opponent 6 (26, 29, 26, 28)- 2 (25, 26, 28, 27) to come up...

    Russia bars 89 EU citizens
    May31

    Russia bars 89 EU citizens

    STOCKHOLM: European politicians who discovered they were on a previously confidential Russian travel blacklist said Saturday they were proud of being included, as EU governments led by Germany criticised the entry bans. The 89-strong list, formerly undisclosed but revealed to European diplomats on Thursday, includes past and serving...

    Ivanovic, history-maker Svitolina into French Open last eight
    May31

    Ivanovic, history-maker Svitolina into French Open last eight

    PARIS – Ana Ivanovic made the French Open quarter-finals for the first time since her 2008 title run Sunday where she’ll face Elina Svitolina, the first Ukrainian to make the last eight. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia bans 89 EU officials from entering country over sanctions
    May31

    Russia bans 89 EU officials from entering country over sanctions

    Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its standoff with the West over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Save refugees from the World of Disorder
    May31

    Save refugees from the World of Disorder

    Singaporeans’ favourite national song by far is a tuneful tribute called “Home”. Penned by Dick Lee and first sung by Kit Chan, it describes a place where people build their dreams together.The song is emblematic of Singapore not just for what it says but also for what it does not say but assumes – that the place one calls...

    S Korean violinist, 20, wins Queen Elisabeth competition
    May31

    S Korean violinist, 20, wins Queen Elisabeth competition

    BRUSSELS – Twenty-year-old South Korean violinist Ji Young Lim has won Belgium’s prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition.Ji’s interpretation of Brahms’s violin concerto in D major landed her the top prize of 25,000 euros (S$36,750) and a four-year loan of a 1708 Stradivarius from the Nippon Music...

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