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

    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...

    Ukrainian Migrants Fleeing Conflict Get a Cool Reception in Europe
    May31

    Ukrainian Migrants Fleeing Conflict Get a Cool Reception in Europe

    Favored destinations in the European Union for Ukrainian asylum-seekers have overwhelmingly rejected their applications, saying that unlike other restive nations, areas of Ukraine remain secure. …read more Source: The New York...

    Self-exiled former Georgia president returns as governor in Ukraine
    May31

    Self-exiled former Georgia president returns as governor in Ukraine

    He’s probably best known as the former president of Georgia. Or more recently, as a one-term academic at Tufts University, or to residents of Brooklyn, as the man about Williamsburg…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Former Georgian President Saakashvili appointed governor of Ukraine’s Odesa
    May31

    Former Georgian President Saakashvili appointed governor of Ukraine’s Odesa

    Saakashvili’s appointment could aggravate relations with Russia that have been severely damaged by the Crimea annexation and the fighting in the east …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region
    May31

    Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

    MOSCOW (AP) — Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Appoints Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili Governor Of Odessa
    May30

    Ukraine Appoints Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili Governor Of Odessa

    Mikhail Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, was appointed governor of the region of Odessa in Ukraine Saturday. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who made the televised announcement with the pro-Western Saakashvili by his side in the Black Sea port city of Odessa, outlined the importance of the appointment to the security of Ukraine....

    Self-exiled former Georgia president Mikheil Saakashvili returns as governor of key region in Ukraine
    May30

    Self-exiled former Georgia president Mikheil Saakashvili returns as governor of key region in Ukraine

    MOSCOW—He’s probably best known as the former president of Georgia. Or more recently, as a one-term academic at Tufts University, or to residents of Brooklyn, as the man about Williamsburg in fluorescent shoes. Mikheil Saakashvili, the pro-Western ex-president of the small former Soviet country brazen enough to start a war with Russia in...

    Steinmeier: Russian Travel Ban Damaging to Ukraine Peace Efforts
    May30

    Steinmeier: Russian Travel Ban Damaging to Ukraine Peace Efforts

    Germany’s foreign minister said Saturday that a Russian travel ban on 89 top European Union officials could damage peace efforts in Ukraine. Speaking to reporters during a visit to Dnipropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine, Frank-Walter Steinmeier criticized the ban and called on Russia to be more transparent. “I can only say that, apart from...

    ‘We Won’t Touch the World Cup,’ FIFA President Says
    May30

    ‘We Won’t Touch the World Cup,’ FIFA President Says

    After being re-elected president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter on Friday made a variety of odd comments, including saying excitedly he was the “president of everybody” and chanting, “Let’s go FIFA!” Among his remarks was a lone sentence addressing the controversial decisions to allow Russia and Qatar to host upcoming World Cups. “We won’t...

    Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili appointed governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region
    May30

    Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili appointed governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region

    Russian President Vladimir Putin disdains Saakashvili, who came to power in the 2003 Rose Revolution protests. The Kremlin points to those demonstrations as the beginning of the so-called ‘colour revolutions’ …read more Source: Vancouver...