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    Vladimir Putin shut out of G-7 summit, but little else
    May31

    Vladimir Putin shut out of G-7 summit, but little else

    Russian president remains a central player in world affairs, despite Western leaders’ pledge to isolate him over Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Ivanovic, Svitolina into last-eight, Sharapova rained off
    May31

    Ivanovic, Svitolina into last-eight, Sharapova rained off

    Paris (AFP) – 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.But defending champion Maria Sharapova’s scheduled last-16 clash against Lucie Safarova was pushed back until Monday after rain caused a...

    Ukraine Names Georgia’s Saakashvili as Governor of Black Sea Hotspot
    May31

    Ukraine Names Georgia’s Saakashvili as Governor of Black Sea Hotspot

    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. President Poroshenko made the announcement on Saturday, standing alongside Saakashvili at a ceremony in Odessa, where he described him...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...