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    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… …read more Source:...

    What Makes Kids Happy?
    May31

    What Makes Kids Happy?

    To mark International Children’s Day on June 1, RFE/RL asked kids around our broadcast region: What makes you happy? Our survey takes us from the war-torn Ukrainian town of Shchastya (which means ”happiness” and which changed hands in fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in summer 2014) to Sarajevo,...

    Russian Aircraft Head Off US Destroyer In Black Sea: State Broadcaster RIA
    May31

    Russian Aircraft Head Off US Destroyer In Black Sea: State Broadcaster RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting “aggressively” in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, but the Pentagon denied any unusual behavior. RIA quoted an anonymous source in Russia’s armed forces in Crimea as saying that the guided...

    Ex-Georgian pres. tapped governor in Ukraine
    May31

    Ex-Georgian pres. tapped governor in Ukraine

    …read more Source: CNN

    Ex-President of Georgia to Lead Ukraine Region
    May31

    Ex-President of Georgia to Lead Ukraine Region

    President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine appointed Mikheil Saakashvili as governor of Odessa, turning to a longtime nemesis of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for help governing an area coveted by pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia’s Barring of Officials Seen as Reprisal
    May31

    Russia’s Barring of Officials Seen as Reprisal

    The European Union confirmed the existence of a list of officials that Russia has barred, a move thought to be retaliation for the group’s barring of Russians said to have backed the annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: The New York...

    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...