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Svitolina lays down French Open marker in Rome
May20

Svitolina lays down French Open marker in Rome

ROME, Italy – Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favorite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside, 6-0, 6-4, to successfully defend her Italian Open crown on Sunday. In a repeat of last year’s final at the Foro Italico, Ukrainian Svitolina, seeded 4th, was … …read more Source:...

Putin to meet Merkel to talk Iran and Ukraine
May18

Putin to meet Merkel to talk Iran and Ukraine

SOCHI: Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, as Moscow and Europe make rare joint efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal. The pair’s first face-to-face meeting in a year will take place less than a week before French President Emmanuel Macron is due to...

Cumberbatch Cold War thriller is snapped up at Cannes
May17

Cumberbatch Cold War thriller is snapped up at Cannes

CANNES, France: A Cold War spy thriller starring “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch has been one of the big sellers at the Cannes film festival, reports said on Thursday. “Ironbark” is based on the story of British spy and businessman Greville Wynne, who handled the double agent Oleg Penkovsky, a Russian military intelligence officer who tipped...

Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire
May16

Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire

KERCH – President Vladimir Putin drew condemnation from the US, Europe and Ukraine on Tuesday, May 15, after he opened a new bridge linking mainland Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea by driving a truck across it to the peninsula. Putin dressed in jeans and a casual jacket was … …read more Source:...

Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to Russia
May15

Putin to open mega bridge linking Crimea to Russia

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday is set to unveil a 19-kilometre-long bridge linking southern Russia to the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine, a highly symbolic project he has personally championed. Known as the Crimean Bridge, at nearly 12 miles it will be the longest not only in the country but also in Europe, overtaking...

First China-made warship sails
May13

First China-made warship sails

BEIJING: China’s first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier started sea trials on Sunday, state media said, a landmark in Beijing’s ambitious plans to modernize its navy as the Asian giant presses its claims in disputed regional waters. The carrier, known only as “Type 001A”, set out for the trials from a port in northeastern...

Lomachenko targets 3rd weight division title vs Linares
May11

Lomachenko targets 3rd weight division title vs Linares

NEW YORK, United States – Vasyl Lomachenko goes for a world title in a 3rd weight division in just his 12th pro bout on Saturday, May 12, as he challenges World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champion Jorge Linares. Ukraine’s Lomachenko, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who has made a … …read more Source:...

Putin sworn in as president for 4th term
May07

Putin sworn in as president for 4th term

MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term at a ceremony in the Kremlin on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years. “I consider it my duty and my life’s aim to do everything possible for Russia, for its present and for its future,” Putin said, with his hand on the Russian...

Putin proposes Dmitry Medvedev for PM — Kremlin
May07

Putin proposes Dmitry Medvedev for PM — Kremlin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday asked parliament to back a new mandate for outgoing prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, his longtime ally. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (left) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. AFP FILE PHOTO “Putin submitted Dmitry Medvedev’s candidacy to receive the agreement of the State Duma to...

Vladimir Putin sworn in as president for fourth term
May07

Vladimir Putin sworn in as president for fourth term

MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years at a time of high tension with his Western rivals. The 65-year-old, in power since 1999, is on course to become the longest-serving Russian leader since Joseph Stalin after his victory in...

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