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    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...

    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

    MOSCOW — 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 Odessa city, the region’s capital. Odessa is Ukraine’s largest seaport...

    Report: Ex-Georgian leader named governor of Ukraine region
    May30

    Report: Ex-Georgian leader named governor of Ukraine region

    MOSCOW (AP) — Local news reports say former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili has been appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia Imposes Entry Ban On 89 European Leaders
    May30

    Russia Imposes Entry Ban On 89 European Leaders

    By Andreas Rinke BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) – 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...

    Vladimir Katriuk, Ukrainian-Born Beekeeper Accused of War Crimes, Is Dead at 93
    May30

    Vladimir Katriuk, Ukrainian-Born Beekeeper Accused of War Crimes, Is Dead at 93

    Mr. Katriuk, No. 2 on a list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, had been at the center of a dispute between Russia and Canada over an extradition demand. …read more Source: The New York...