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    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 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...

    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...

    US envoy John Kerry flown to Swiss hospital after bike crash
    May31

    US envoy John Kerry flown to Swiss hospital after bike crash

    FILE – In this March 18, 2015 file picture, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rides his bicycle along the shore of Lake Geneva after holding meetings with Iran’s Foreign Minister in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Source: AP) US Secretary of State John Kerry had a bike crash Sunday outside of Geneva and was flown by helicopter to a Swiss hospital...

    Ukraine names Georgia's Saakashvili as governor of Black Sea hotspot
    May31

    Ukraine names Georgia's Saakashvili as governor of Black Sea hotspot

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko has appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region, in a surprise move that is certain to raise hackles in Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s Putin shut out from G-7 meeting, but not much else
    May31

    Russia’s Putin shut out from G-7 meeting, but not much else

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin won’t be on the guest list when President Barack Obama and other world leaders assemble in Germany next week, as part of the punishment for alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.Yet the Russian president remains a central player in international affairs, including the U.S.-led nuclear talks with Iran,...

    Six powers agree way to restore UN sanctions in push for Iran deal
    May31

    Six powers agree way to restore UN sanctions in push for Iran deal

    Six world powers have agreed on a way to restore UN sanctions on Iran if the country breaks the terms of a future nuclear deal, clearing a major obstacle to an accord ahead of a June 30 deadline, Western officials told Reuters. The new understanding on a UN sanctions “snapback” among the six powers – the United States, Britain,...

    Russia imposes travel ban on 89 EU politicians
    May31

    Russia imposes travel ban on 89 EU politicians

    BERLIN – Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, according to a list seen by Reuters, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its standoff with the West over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict. More than 6,200 people have been killed in fighting between Ukrainian government forces and...

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