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    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...

    Ukraine’s minister eager for president’s Japan visit by year-end
    May31

    Ukraine’s minister eager for president’s Japan visit by year-end

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region
    May31

    Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

    Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted the appointment announcement on his website and presented Saakashvili to officials in the city of Odessa, the region’s capital. Odessa is Ukraine’s largest seaport and...

    US Vice President says his son Beau Biden has died of brain cancer
    May31

    US Vice President says his son Beau Biden has died of brain cancer

    Biden, son of US Vice President Joe Biden Beau Biden, son of US Vice President Joe Biden, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president said on Saturday. “The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us, especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children,...

    Tennis: Federer leads over-30s into record French Open show
    May31

    Tennis: Federer leads over-30s into record French Open show

    PARIS (AFP) – Roger Federer bids to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the 11th time on Sunday when he faces home favourite Gael Monfils.Second seed Federer, the 2009 champion in Paris, is one of six men over the age of 30 to make the last-16 — the most since 1969, when there were eight.Monfils, seeded 13, has defeated Federer...

    EU criticises ‘unjustified’ Russian travel blacklist
    May31

    EU criticises ‘unjustified’ Russian travel blacklist

    Russia’s entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders angered Europe and worsened its standoff with the West over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Channel...

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